In the digital era where everything is going the digital way, learning is no exception. Are you planning to turn your classroom training course into an online course? But, there is an ocean of courses already available. How then, will you make your course stand out from the rest? Worry not. Proficiency in subject matter along with an effective usage of online tools is the bait to attract learners for your courses.

Read on to know a few of the cost-effective tools available online that can  help you to design an outstanding course.


Canva is a designing tool used for web and print media design and graphics. With varied suggestions for layouts and fonts, PDF creation using Canva is extremely easy. This is a perfect tool for online course creators. The trial version of this tool is ideal for beginners.


Animaker is an online animation video maker tool that can be used to create your own animated videos. It tells the story of your data, captures the attention of clients on social media and gives you a strong marketing campaign on a low budget. This is  appropriate for small or medium-sized businesses.


Udutu is a Learning Management System and course authoring tool with pre-designed templates and is compliant with SCORM.

It was one of the first, free, web-based course authoring tools created. This tool supports multi-author collaboration which provides templates that can be used for course creation. It allows users to upload PPTs.


Vimeo is an open video platform that provides free video viewing service with tools and technology to host, distribute and monetize videos.

This is an ideal tool for the online course creators who have created video content and want to host them on the internet. Users get to choose from sharing video links or embedding them on an online platform.


Thinkific is a tool to create, market and sell courses online.

This is a perfect platform for an online course creator who’s looking for a low-cost solution for easy content creation, marketing and selling.


Zoom allows you to host calls and live webinars with course participants. The free version is available for short calls upto 40 minutes with less than 50 participants. This is perfect for online course creators who are looking to market features such as free webinars or live calls.


Pixabay is an online repository of images. The images, illustrations and vectors available on Pixabay can be used free without attribution for commercial purposes.


Edubirdie is a plagiarism checker tool. It is an online program that analyses any text for originality percentage. This free tool is available without any registration or downloads. It also provides a list of all online sources that have similarities with the text being checked.

With so many tools at your disposal all that you need to do is get started!