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ANVILL Overview

ANVILL is a web-based application optimized for both desktop and mobile use. For teachers, creating and managing media-rich language lessons in ANVILL is simple and straightforward—spoken language tasks can be integrated into pre-, during-, or after-class assignments. For students, they have the time and space to work on the nuances of speech. And with ANVILL's recent addition of H5P and a record keeping system, there are many more options for both language comprehension and production practice. A user's guide and screencasts are available to learn more about how the software can be used in traditional, blended, and flipped classrooms. ANVILL is free for use in not-for-profit educational institutions.

News: Next Version of ANVILL Now Available for beta testing

If you'd like to see what ANVILL will be like in the coming year, try out our beta-version at: Starting Sept. 2, this URL will switchover to that version.

Features of New ANVILL


  • ANVILL is a web-based service of the Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon —there's nothing to download.
  • ANVILL is free to qualified language educators—those working in not-for-profit educational institutions around the world.
  • Currently, all ANVILL course materials reside on servers at the University of Oregon. ANVILL users must abide by the university's policies on acceptable IT use.

  • Drupal developers, our open source media recorder/player is available here).
  • Please contact us with questions about ANVILL by email: ylchelp AT

Learning How to Use ANVILL

ANVILL (current version)

  • See the screencasts above for demonstrations of how to do basic things in ANVILL.
  • The ANVILL User's Guide is in two formats, as a .pdf for general access, and as a multi-touch iBook for iOS and MacOS. Download documentation.