Visual content plays a vital role in capturing and retaining the attention of online audiences. Incorporating high-quality images, eye-catching illustrations, attention-grabbing icons, or captivating presentations can significantly enhance your course content, making it more visually appealing and engaging for your audience. However, finding these valuable assets can sometimes be daunting. Below is a handpicked compilation of leading platforms that provide an abundance of free content, empowering you to enhance the quality of your creative work. Get ready to unlock a world of creativity and inspiration!
An exciting integration between Canvas and Pressbooks is allowing students to take their research and writing to the next level. Pressbooks is the supported open textbook publishing platform at the University of Saskatchewan, and over this past year we’ve been supporting a number of projects that bring this textbook editor into your Canvas course. Student papers and assignments have been reimagined to contribute, more collectively, to a collaborative open publication. A textbook, an encyclopedia, a peer-reviewed collection of essays, lesson plans, article reviews, or any number of collaboratively formed publications are possible in this easy to implement group learning activity. Is this post we highlight one such project that promoted active learning using Pressbooks inside of their Canvas courses. Continue reading “Students publish open textbook in collaborative assignment”
DEU often uses platforms like WordPress, Pressbooks and other content management systems for building learning technology functions beyond the capabilities of a standard LMS. We tend to think of the LMS as a central learning hub where students can branch out from to access pockets of content across the world wide web. However, once unleashed into the vast sea of the internet students can, at times, lose focus and be set adrift. It would be nice if we could “wrap” these outside websites, news channels, homework systems etc. inside of Canvas in order to keep students within the walls of the LMS and on task. The Redirect Tool does just that, and we’ll show you how. Continue reading “Redirect Tool App in Canvas”
In This Issue:
- DEU Digest Welcome: Edtech Tips and Teaching with Technology
- How-To Best Organize Online Course Materials
- Weekly WebEx Drop-In: Organizing your online everything – Q&A
- Did you know… There are Templates, Samples and Checklists available?
- DEU Resource links and Contact
Continue reading “DEU Digest 001 – Getting Organized Online”