E-Book: 45 proven Tools for Online Trainers and Facilitators

As an online trainer, I’ve tried almost a hundred tools. Time and again I have paid dearly expensive fees, and it is not uncommon for me to be disappointed by the providers who often make more promises than they deliver.

What began as a whitepaper for the German Trainer Association (BDVT) (and has since been downloaded over 1,000 times) has now been expanded into a small, free e-book for you. Our practical test is divided into six categories and offers you a shortcut through a whole jungle of online systems.

The categories are

  • 01 Simple, Effective Facilitation Tools
  • 02 Complex Online Whiteboards
  • 03 (Live) Quiz & Polling Tools
  • 04 Learning Management Tools
  • 05 Backstage Support & Video Hosting
  • 06 Video Conferencing Platforms

 

We have also taken the subject of GDPR into account and marked suitable tools with a 🛡️.

This eBook is designed as a table for each category: So you can easily look up if you need a tool for a specific purpose. The three columns of the table: Tool name {with an indication of the reason why we recommend it}, second column “My experiences” and a third column with a few comments on the tool. We only included tools that I tested myself and that have proven themselves after many hours of training.

 

We have included a ranking in almost all categories. From this you can see which tool I think is the best (second best etc.) in the respective category. This ranking is, of course, also my purely subjective assessment. For many tools we have also given some information about the current fees.

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In the Book, we are discussing the following tools

– in no particular order –

• WebEx ®
• BigBlueButton ®
• Wonder.me ®
• Mural ®
• Miro ®
• Padlet ®
• TalentLMS ®
• Sli.do ®
• Edudip Next ®
• Trello ®
• ZOOM Cloud Meetings ®
• Microsoft Forms ®
• Conceptboard ®
• Microsoft Teams ®
• Klaxoon ®
• Mentimeter ®
• ZOOM Cloud Meetings ®
• Blink.it ®
• Stackfield ®
• optimizepress.com + WordPress ®
• Moodle ®
• Mindmeister ®
• kostenfreie Boards wie jamboard ® / sketchboard.io ®
• Easy-Feedback.de ®
• Learningsnacks.de ®
• Mentimeter ®
• voxr.org ®
• eduPad ®
• Quizizz ®
• Kahoot! ®
• Cosmobuzz ®
• Justbuzz ®
• discordapp ®
• Lamapoll ®
• Polyas ®
• formative ®
• socrative ®
• RorysStoryCubes ®
• Ilias ®
• Slack ®
• Edpuzzle ®
• H5P ®
• OBSStudio ®
• Vimeo ®
• YouTube ®
• Miracast® / Apple airplay ®
• Timeblocks ®
• Sessionlab ®
• Flinga ®
• Onboard Whiteboard von Zoom und Co. ®
• avendoo ®

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About The Author

Marius Jost

Marius Jost leitet die Trainerausbildung des Instituts für systemisches Training sowie die Fachgruppe Online-Training des BDVT. Er begann seine berufliche Laufbahn als zunächst als IT-Analyst und entwickelte sich zum Lobbying- und PR-Spezialist für die IT-Branche. Er betreute u.a. als Senior-Associate für die Public Affairs Agentur Burson-Marsteller globale Kunden. Zuletzt durfte er als Kommunikationsmanager bei STADA weitere Erfahrungen sammeln. Jost ist Business Coach (DBVC) und hat sein Studium „International Business Administration” in Paris (ABS) und Frankfurt am Main (Goethe) absolviert.