Apr 3, 2014 // eLearning Tools

8 Free Infographic Tools for Online Learning

DigitalChalk: 8 Free Infographic Tools for Online Learning

What is an infographic? It is a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. Infographics have many benefits, such as grabbing a student’s attention. Most learners prefer acquiring and processing information from images, maps, graphs, charts, illustrations, and other visual aids. Readers can quickly scan the data and research and gain a broad understanding of the material within just a few seconds.

Join the rest of the eLearning world, and begin creating infographics to share your course materials! These are 8 free infographic tools to help you get started quickly.

  1. Piktochart
  2. Infographics made easy. Piktochart guides you step-by-step on how to create an infographic, perfect for even a newbie! DIY your designs with over 100 professionally designed themes and report from data in minutes. Piktochart transforms statistics into illustrative and visually compelling reports within minutes.

  3. Pixlr
  4. Pixlr is the most popular online photo editor in the world. With three unique desktop apps as well as mobile apps, you can quickly edit any photo or graphic – anywhere, anytime!

  5. Infogr.am
  6. Create infographics and interactive online charts with Infogr.am. It’s free and super-easy! Create more than 30 chart types and spreadsheets. Publish, save, and share your creations in just a few minutes!

  7. Wordle
  8. Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak the clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with friends.

  9. Visual.ly
  10. Visual.ly is the world’s largest community of infographics and data visualization. Collaborate with a community of designers, developers, and journalists to produce powerful content.

  11. Inkscape
  12. Inkscape is a free, open source, professional vector graphics editor. Worldwide design professionals and hobbyists use it for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics.

  13. Easel.ly
  14. Easel.ly allows you to create and share visual ideas online. Vhemes are visual themes. Just drag and drop a vheme onto your canvas for easy creation of your visual idea!

  15. eLearning Infographics
  16. eLearning Infographics is the no. 1 source for the best education infographics. Share and connect with thousands of others and publish your infographic online!


  1. Canva
  2. Canva is an amazingly simple graphic design tool with drag-and-drop features, photo editing tools, and an almost endless amount of images and fonts to choose from. Search and drag to create designs without ever leaing the Web. It’s all online and it’s free.

How do you share these infographics with your students? Well, you can either include them in your online presentation, or save as a PDF and upload directly to your learning management platform.

Now that you have the tools to get started, here are a few simple tips to follow!

Sarah Bright

Communications Director

Sarah Bright is the communications director, content editor, and social media voice for DigitalChalk. She has found her niche in writing about the eLearning industry and sharing tips and tricks for building successful online courses.

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