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This content was shared as a roundtable discussion at the 2012 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Conference in March 2012.

This content was shared as a roundtable discussion at the 2012 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Conference in March 2012.

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Create interactive eLearning course sites using free Learning Management Solutions Create interactive eLearning course sites using free Learning Management Solutions Presentation Transcript

  • Create Interactive eLearning Course Sites Using Free Learning Management Solutions Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. Instructional Systems Ph.D. student at The Pennsylvania State University
  • Overview Canvas Coursekit COURSEsitesCost(s) to use Free Free FreeNumber of Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited, butCourses only 5 may be active to students at a timeNumber of Unlimited Unlimited UnlimitedStudentsWho owns Instructor Instructor Instructor, butcontent? copyrighted by option exists for default, but OER publication options exist to license content with CC licensingMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasCreating a Course, Step 1 of 3 Select a name for your course, add a short reference code (I.E. Course #) Set the License for Course Copyright  Creative Commons License Choices:  Private (Copyrighted) – this is the default choice  CC Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives  CC Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike  CC Attribution No Derivatives  CC Attribution Share Alike  CC Attribution  Public DomainMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasCreating a Course, Step 2 of 3 Assignments (optional at this step)  By default, there are 4 categories of assignments  Assignment, Discussion, Quiz, External Tool, Not Graded; You can easily make more  Pick a due date if required  Assign point values (if desired)Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasCreating a Course, Step 2 of 3 Assignments continued…  More Options:  Change how it’s graded (Pts, %, Complete/Incomplete, Letter Grade)  Set as a group assignment and assign to a particular group or all groups of students  Option for grading students in groups individually OR as a group  Require Peer Reviews  Manually OR automatically assign Peer Reviews to students  Auto Review lets you pick how many per user to assign  Submission types include None, Online, or Paper  Online Options include: o Allow File Uploads o Allow Text Entry o Allow Website URLMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE Recordings o Allow Media 2012
  • CanvasCreating a Course, Step 3 of 3 Adding Students  Add one by one OR as a whole list  Add just email addresses or names with addressesMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasImporting other LMS Content Import a zip folder of files from any LMS Import Quizzes in the IMS QTI format  Most systems allow you to export your Quizzes in this format Import content from another Canvas course Import content from a content package  Such as content provided by publishers for use in a LMSMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasCommunication Options Set preferences for how you would like Canvas to communicate with you based on activities within the course such as student submissions, posts, or activity Decide if you’d like to be notified  Right Away  Daily  Weekly  NeverMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasCommunication Options continued… Send announcements and/or messages to students via  Email  Text  Facebook  TwitterMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasCollaboration Features Chat  Create a chat room that runs within the course  Add users by sharing a URL or invite through people you have as Friends on Facebook or Twitter followers  Can be text only  Audio and text  Audio, Video, and textMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasCollaboration Features continued… Web Conferences  Let you communicate remotely with class members  Can present lectures using webcam & microphone  Also can be used for Remote Office HoursMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasCollaboration Features continued… Can use Google Docs or Ether Pad from within the Canvas Course to work collaboratively tasks like group papers or note-taking Students do not have to swap emails to access When students click the Collaboration link they are automatically taken to the group Google Doc or Ether Pad documentMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasOther Features Syllabus page  Comments/notes about course structure, grading, and other policies, along with links to each assignment. Ability to have multiple sections of one course within the course Can add a TA and authorize them to grade one more sections of studentsMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasOther Features continued… ePortfolios  Tied to user Profiles, not course specific  Users can build an unlimited number of ePortfolios  They can share and document:  Educational projects  Submissions  Experiences  Work Products  Students can download their ePortfolios in a Zip File  Can be set as Public or PrivateMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasOther Features continued… Services  The instructor and all users can link the following accounts to their profile and choose whether or not to let others see their activity within these accounts  Delicious  Diigo  Facebook  Google Docs  Twitter  Skype  LinkedInMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CanvasGrading Can calculate weighted grades Assignments can be organized into groups for weighting Grades can be percentage, complete/incomplete, letter grade, or points Elect to be notified when assignments are submitted Notify students who haven’t submitted yet or scored more than X or less than Y on an assignment Leave private grading comments for students in aMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012 video text form, audio, or
  • CanvasGrading continued… Outcomes is a tool that enables instructors to track students’ progress as measured by pedagogical goals or desired outcomes  Student assessments showing their knowledge or demonstrating a specific skill resulting from a learning activity can be aligned to learning outcomes using rubrics (which can be used for grading simultaneously)  Assessing or grading student work automatically collects and compiles data on student progressMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitCreating a Course Step 1 of 3 Complete the Create a Coursekit form  Add Course Name  Course Number  Department/Subject and Term with Year  School  Themes (course tags) if desired  Choose whether to have the Gradebook and Submissions On or OffMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitCreating a Course Step 2 of 3 Choose Course Privacy Settings. Decide whether the following will be “Public” or “ “Students Only”  Stream (Posts by instructor and students)  Calendar (Meeting times, exam dates, assignments)  Resources (Books, links, files0  Syllabus (Course Description, General Info.)  People (Student names and course contacts)Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitCreating a Course Step 3 of 3 Account Info.  Create an Instructor User Account or Log in OR  Sign up using Facebook  Can choose to have course contributions appear in your Facebook ProfileMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitImporting other LMS Content N/A as of March 3, 2012Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitCommunication Preferences Each course has its own email address  Emailing that address will post to your courses Stream, and send your students an email notification. One to one messaging – i.e. instructor to student email - is not supported at this timeMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitCollaboration Features Students can communicate with classmates by  Posting to the course Stream (all will see)  Chat with individuals in the class  Chat with the whole class Instructor Chat  With one class or  With all studentsMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitOther Features Calendar  All assignments, exams, and class meetings are added via the calendar  Assignments and Exams  Students submit work through a link on the calendar for the course  Auto graded assignments and exams are not available at this timeMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitOther Features continued… Resources  Add ISBN of text number and the text will be linked via Amazon so students could purchase through course if desired  Set files and resources as “Required” or “Supplemental”Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • CoursekitCourse Features Syllabus  Add text content or  File Attachment Assignment Submissions  View per student or  Download all at one time  Submission indicates if it was late and you can also see if multiple versions were submittedMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardCreating a Course, Step 1 of Create a New Instructor account Pick your own COURSEsites url, for example  http://instructorname.coursesites.comMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardCreating a Course, Step 2 of 3 Input General Course Info.  Pick a Course Name and ID  Enter a Course Description (Optional) Import Course Package  Optionally import a pre-existing Blackboard or Common Cartridge PackageMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardCreating a Course, Step 3 of 3 Quick Setup Guide  Course Structure Options  Choose whether to have your course follow a traditional menu, or focus on a specific activity structure. Sample Structures include:  Activity-based  Case Study  Conference Session  Constructivism  Expedition BasedMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardCreating a Course, Step 3 of Quick Setup Guide  Course Structure Options  Course Theme  Help content is also available from this menuMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardImporting Other LMS Content If you didn’t import content while going through the course builder, you can click “Packages and Utilities” to import Course Cartridges or PackagesMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardCommunication Options Message students within the course using the Messages tool Connect with students instantly through the instant messaging solution designed for education while enriching collaboration amongst students. Students and Instructors have the ability to login using Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Windows Live or YahooMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardCollaboration Features Live Classroom  Collaborate with students in a live, online classroom featuring text chat, two-way audio, video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing and breakout rooms. Wikis  Promote active collaboration around course content and group projects, as well as support social learning with course wikis. Groups  Organize students into groups of any size. Students have access to the following tools: Blogs, Collaborations, Discussion Board, Email, FileMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012 Exchange, Journals, Tasks, Wikis
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardOther Features Open Educational Resources (OER)  Instructors have the ability to publish and share their courses as OER under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). Mobile Learning  Students and teachers can access their courses, content and communities on CourseSites from a variety of devices, including iOS™, Android™, Palm® webOS™ and BlackBerry®.Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardOther Features continued… Instructor Homepage  Instructors can create their own homepages with a personalized public URL so students and guests can access their courses, links, and blog posts Learning Modules  Present content with a Table of Contents to better guide students through a structured learning experience. Interactive Rubrics  Enables consistent grading of assignments, discussions, blogs, and wikisMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardOther Features continued… Easily add Web 2.0 content such as:  Images through Flickr  Presentations with SlideShare  Videos with YouTube  Audio with Wimba Voice Authoring Instructors can add self and peer assessmentsMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • COURSEsites by BlackboardGrading Multiple types of tests/quizzes can be created and automatically graded including:  Multiple Choice  True/False  Fill in the Blank  Matching Ability to use smart filters in the Grade Center so instructors only view those activities that need to be gradedMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • LMS Links Canvas  http://www.instructure.com/ Coursekit  http://coursekit.com/ COURSEsites by Blackboard  https://www.coursesites.com/Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012
  • Questions? Comments?Please feel free to contact me!Monica D.T. Rysavymonica.rysavy@gmail.comMonica D.T. Rysavy, Ed.D. | SITE 2012