I have been teaching on-line for secondary students in my board in southern Ontario for only one year. This is my second year and I am developing a new course ( Business Entrepreneurship - E-Business) I was required to build all of my materials in :
This progam works fine, some limitations but easy to use.
We have also just began using -Adobe Connect http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/
for webinars and conferncing. Although we still working out a few tech support items with our board server. It's definately will be a great tool for teaching online.
I have also be actively searching for ways to integrate multi- media to appeal to different learning styles, so a few other useful programs are:
Adobe Presenter- takes a PowerPoint and adds voice, students can forward rewind pause as needed. view a Sample http://connect.hdsb.ca/bdv4ccreative/
Another useful program that is FREE is JING http://www.jingproject.com/
This is a wonderful screen capture program that allows you to show views what you mean by creating a flash and audio message. Here is a sample. http://connect.hdsb.ca/glc1/
One more program that I haven't used a lot so far but has great potential is Voice Thread This program allows you to add multiple comments to a slide, visual or video. sample: http://voicethread.com/#u942.b50850.i265905
Making movies is easy with windows Movie Maker
That's just a few of my favorites and I 'm sure I will be finding more as I continue to work in an online environment.