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Free Academic Tools

Templates and video tutorials to help students stay on track and organize their academic life.

Monthly Academic Organizer

This is an easy to use, printable, and fillable monthly academic organizer. This includes a full month calendar view and a more in-depth weekly organizer.

Fillable and Printable Planner


Trello App

A great free tool for students is a project management app called Trello. We've put together two helpful videos that show students examples of how to set up an online planner with Trello.

Trello Board


Built-in Blackboard Calendar

Learn how to use it, where it lives in Blackboard, the option of syncing it to your iPhone calendar, and helpful tips and tricks.

Blackboard Calendar

Otter.ai

Otter.ai is a FREE web application and mobile application that converts live speaking into a written transcription. This can be used to write papers, take notes, dictate interviews, import or sync recordings from other services, and even integrate with Zoom.

How to Access Otter.ai

Mobile: Otter.ai is available for iOS and Android and is available in the App Store and Google Play.

Web Application: Search Otter.ai(opens in new window) in your web browser.

Sign up by choosing "Continue with Google" and use your Chico State credentials to create an account.

Otter.ai


Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil is text-to-speech software that is available to all students, staff, and faculty. With over 100 useful tools, this tool can help save you time, create study guides, take notes, enhance reading skills, and much more. If you are interested in using Kurzweil on any personal device, please visit the Kurzweil 3000 Box page(opens in new window) with installations for both Mac, Windows, and online options for Chromebook users along with instructions on how to install. Visit Kurzweil Academy(opens in new window) for more information.

Kurzweil 3000 logo


The Libby App

Borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library for FREE

Get the app today for Andriod of iOS or, use it in your web browser at libbyapp.com

The app will ask your location and for a Library ID number. Yours can be found on the back of your Student ID card or if you do not have an ID, your library ID number can be found in your Portal in the Account Center. Go to the My Profile tab, and look for the field that says Library ID #. The number should begin with 20200. Once you are in the app it'll ask for that number and then a pin number. The pin number is the last four numbers of your library ID number.

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