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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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CryptPad is a free open source collaborative document editor. It supports rich text, polls, whiteboards, and presentations, among others. One of the main advantages of this tool is that sharing a document is as simple as getting the shareable URL. Moreover, the built-in chat allows different editors to talk to each other in real time. It is therefore a great tool for teams to work together. It is not necessary to register in CryptPad to use it but doing it gives you access to more options.

Evaluation: Even though CryptPad is very similar to Microsoft tools such as Word or PowerPoint, this open source app allows for a more collaborative environment while keeping data private. All content is encrypted and decrypted by your browser, which means that no one outside your session has access to your information. The tool is available in many languages.

Cost: Free (more options if registered)

Comments: Currently, there is no tutorial available in English. For more information on how to use CryptPad, please go to https://docs.cryptpad.fr/en/FAQ.html

Website: https://cryptpad.fr/



Principal function(s)
  • File sharing/syncing
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
  • Writing


User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Medium
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: Medium
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): Available in 13 languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Medium. For more information visit: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/view/GcNjAWmK6YDB3EO2IipRZ0fUe89j43Ryqeb4fjkjehE/
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) No


Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: All operating systems
Other tech requirements:

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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