Multimodal and Alternative Assignments Resources: Home

Multimodal presentations allow you to create a nontraditional "essay."  These presentations blend text, image, and other elements. 

This guide will show you how to locate images, videos, and music that you can use without having to worry about copyright.  It will also introduce you to some tools for creating and editing multimodal presentations.

Everything in this guide is FREE, although you may be asked to create an account.


  • Finding & Citing Images, Video, and Sound
  • Multimodal Tools
  • Fonts
  • Word Clouds
  • Infographics
  • Charts/Timelines
  • Cartoons/Animations
  • Presentation Tools
  • Website Creators
  • Sound, Image, and Video Editors/Manipulators

For Help

These UAB resources can help you with different aspects of your assignment:

University Writing Center (for help writing):

Appointment with a librarian (for help with your research):

Starting out

These tools can help you brainstorm images and outline and check your project.

This worksheet can help you figure out what kind of images you need.

You might want to begin your work using a storyboard to visuallize your content. 

Make sure you can answer these questions before presenting or publishing your final project.

Instruction Librarian

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