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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission


Principal function(s): Digital whiteboardsMind mapping

Ayoa is a collaboration tool for task management, brainstorming, and project planning. Ayoa's three main tools are digital whiteboards, mind maps, and task boards, which can be connected and used together in flexible ways. Ayoa’s visual approach and filter functions make it particularly useful for working in groups. Users can create interactive mind maps for brainstorming and export them as Word or PDF documents or images. They can also create to-do lists that can be divided into three categories: now, next, and soon. On the digital whiteboard, users can add interactive content, such as sticky notes, checklists, flow charts, or images. They can also assign tasks to team members and track progress. Ayoa was developed by the UK-based software company OpenGenius. Signing up and having an account is required to use the tool. Evaluation: Ayoa is a practical and versatile visual task management and collaboration tool. It can be engaging and useful for learners and teachers because it provides an intuitive and visually appealing interface that makes task management and collaboration fun and interactive. Ayoa can also be used for note-taking and teamwork. Users do not need high IT skills to use Ayoa as it has a user-friendly interface and provides tutorials and support. The tool also offers mobile apps for iOS and Android, which allow users to access their tasks and projects from anywhere and at any moment.

Cost: Free with registration + premium versions available

Website: https://www.ayoa.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work


  • Writing


  • You supply


Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Straightforward, modern

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task


Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English, French, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Brazilian, Korean.

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium. Ayoa collects user data and shares it with third parties for marketing purposes, using Google Analytics. However, it emphasises user consent as the lawful basis for processing users' data for non-essential components of the Services, such as direct marketing. Ayoa complies with the UK’s supervisory authority for data protection issues but does not explicitly mention the GDPR. All in all, Ayoa’s privacy policy could be better defined. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes. Content can be saved for future use.

Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)

Users create their own mind maps, to-do lists or whiteboards.





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


You supply
Website/other users supply


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