Module overview

Approximately 30 minutes

Student partnership

This module was developed with UQ student partners as part of a Student-Staff Partnership project.

Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain from this module will contribute to your Graduate attributes:

  •  Accomplished scholars
  • Courageous thinkers

This module is part of Digital Essentials, a series of online modules to help you quickly build your digital skills so you can succeed in study and work.

Return to UQ Library.

Aims and objectives

Finding the right software, tool or app can be challenging. As a UQ student, you have access to a range of digital tools, including those tools already installed on Library computers, as well as tools downloadable to your personal devices and made available by Information and Technology Services. You can also access free tools that you can use now and after you graduate. This module is designed to help you find the right tool for your specific task, no matter what the task is.

This module will:

  • help you find a tool for a specific task.
  • allow you to compare similar tools to find the best match.

Important note: This module contains many references to Microsoft tools that are available to students through UQ. Microsoft OneDrive, however, is not included for students. We recommend you get a free personal Microsoft Account to get OneDrive.

Module sections

  1. Analysis and spreadsheet tools
  2. 3D Modelling tools
  3. Coding tools
  4. Collaborative tools
  5. Image, video, and audio tools
  6. Presentation and Infographic tools
  7. Study tools
  8. Writing and referencing tools
  9. Conclusion

Download versions are available on the home page.

Tell us what you use!

Let us know what software, tool or app you find useful in the following form! The form is set to anonymous. We will get your response data but we won’t know who has submitted it.
 Check out the responses so far!


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