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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): Collaborative writing

yopad.eu is a highly customisable open-source, collaborative editing tool. It allows users to edit a text document simultaneously and see all the participants' edits in real time. There is also a chat box in the sidebar to allow communication. A pad can be joined through a URL as a viewer or editor. Evaluation: yopad.eu is an easy-to-use, intuitive and simple text editor. It is free and allows for collaborative writing without setting up an account. Users can access pads through a URL in either edit or read-only mode. It can be a suitable and more privacy-friendly alternative to Google Docs.

Cost: Free + premium options available

Website: https://yopad.eu/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work


  • Writing


  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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

Simple, intuitive, easy to navigate

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

Very high

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

English, German

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

High. The privacy policy mentions a commitment to data protection and minimization. It states that essential cookies are used, although it does not specify the exact data collected by these cookies. The policy outlines users' rights, such as the right to access, correct, delete, or restrict data processing. It also mentions the right to object to data processing. Contact information for exercising these rights is provided. It complies with the GDPR. See more here.

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

A pad can be operational for up to 1 year, hence work 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)

yopad.eu has many functions, making it a rich text editor. It thus has a high degree of tailorability.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No installation is required for the website version.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android.

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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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