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Instructional Design and Technology in Education

Crossword Puzzle Creator

I found this sweet little crossword puzzle creator that helps you create puzzles that you can post on a website (say, in blackboard) and you can complete online as an interactive game, or you can print out the puzzle, clues and answer key on separate pages (or as separate pdf files you can post on blackboard).

Check out It is a free download for window users. I downloaded a copy of the offline software to my MAC using my parallels cross-platform software. It was very quick to set up and use.

There many options for saving the puzzle and clues – I’m sure you’ll find a combination that would work for you.

Here’s a puzzle that I created: States and their mottos

and here are the puzzle, clues, and answer key as pdf files.

Author: Heidi Olson

Heidi enjoys working with content experts in developing eCampus courses to provide alternatives for students. Her other interests include faculty training in best practices for eCampus and researching eCampus tools to help fulfill learning outcomes. Having worked in the distance education arena for over 20 years, she has a wide range of experiences in supporting students and faculty as technology and pedagogy evolve.