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pdf of power point presentation for our session led by Yitna Firdywek, Trisha Gordon, and Gail Hunger at the University of Virginia.

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    iSyllabus: A One-Stop-Shopping Portal for Students iSyllabus: A One-Stop-Shopping Portal for Students Presentation Transcript

    • iSyllabus: A “One-Stop- Shopping” Portal for Students Yitna Firdyiwek, Faculty Consultant in IT at UVa Trisha Gordon, User Support Manager, UVaCollabGail Hunger, Director of Instructional Design, UVa SCPS
    • Introduction …the “i(nteractive) syllabus”**Richards, Sylvie L. (2003) The Interactive Syllabus: A Resource-based, Constructivist Approach to Learning The Technology Source, July/August 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 2
    • Introduction• Q1: Is the syllabus the best place to focus technology integration in teaching and learning? 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 3
    • Introduction• Q1: Is the syllabus the best place to focus technology integration in teaching and learning?• Q2: How can we implement such an idea in the current Sakai 2.x environment? 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 4
    • The iSyllabus…• …an online document with links to resources and activities 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 5
    • The iSyllabus…• …is a single portal for students to access course information and materials. 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 6
    • Typical Online Syllabus 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 7
    • Typical Online Syllabus 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 8
    • Typical Online Syllabus 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 9
    • Typical Online Syllabus 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 10
    • iSyllabus Site12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 11
    • iSyllabus: Workflow 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 12
    • iSyllabus: Tools 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 13
    • iSyllabus: Templates 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 14
    • iSyllabus: Template 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 15
    • iSyllabus: Template 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 16
    • iSyllabus: Links 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 17
    • iSyllabus: Links 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 18
    • iSyllabus: Links 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 19
    • iSyllabus: Links uploaded files Activities 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 20
    • iSyllabus: Tools
    • iSyllabus: Tools 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 22
    • ARCHITECTURE 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 23
    • EntityBroker/EntityProvider Resource Browser ResourcesOther Applications External to Sakai Assignments FCK Connector (XML/JSON) (XML/JSONP) Tests & Quizzes Forums (Javascript code added to Resource Browser plugin for FCKEditor) 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 24
    • Supplies direct connection to EntityBroker/EntityProvider activity items Resource Browser ResourcesOther Applications External to Sakai Assignments FCK Connector (XML/JSON) (XML/JSONP) Tests & Quizzes Forums (Javascript code added to Resource Browser plugin for FCKEditor) 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 25
    • EntityBroker/EntityProvider Resource Browser ResourcesOther Applications External to Sakai Assignments FCK Connector (XML/JSON) (XML/JSONP) Tests & Quizzes Forums (Javascript code added to Resource Browser plugin for FCKEditor) Extends the Resource 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, to show activities Browser California – June 14-16 26
    • EntityBroker/EntityProvider Resource Browser ResourcesOther Applications External to Sakai Assignments FCK Connector (XML/JSON) (XML/JSONP) Tests & Quizzes Forums (Javascript code added to Resource Browser plugin for FCKEditor) Extends the item links to external applications – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 12th Sakai Conference 27
    • Why Use the iSyllabus?• Value for students: • clarity; efficiency; positive student experience 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 28
    • Why Use the iSyllabus?• Value for students: • clarity; efficiency; positive student experience• Value for instructors: • site can reflect teacher purpose • workload reduction (when porting is completed) 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 29
    • Why Use the iSyllabus?• Value for students: • clarity; efficiency; positive student experience• Value for instructors: • site can reflect teacher purpose • workload reduction (when porting is completed)• Value for institution: • minimal cost (leveraging existing Sakai tools) • works with legacy/external applications 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 30
    • Pending Issues• EntityProvider not available for all Sakai tools 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 31
    • Pending Issues• EntityProvider not available for all Sakai tools• Sites not completely portable (yet) 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 32
    • Pending Issues• EntityProvider not available for all Sakai tools• Sites not completely portable (yet)• Steep learning cure for effective use 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 33
    • SITE TEMPLATES ANDDISSEMINATION 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 34
    • Site Templates12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 35
    • 2.6 Site Templates• Using Sites tool, create a published site with a site id that starts with “template ”• In sakai.properties, add a comma- separated list of template site IDs to site.template property• For more details see: https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/WSSI/Home 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 36
    • 2.7 Site TemplatesIn the Sitestool, set atemplate=trueproperty to anysite that willfunction as asite template. 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 37
    • 2.7 Site TemplatesA new option willappear duringWorksite Setup toCreate site fromtemplate. 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 38
    • 2.7 Site TemplatesSelect the iSyllabus site template fromthe drop-down menu. 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 39
    • Site Templates Links to documentation.A syllabus item (includedin the template) displays aset of brief instructions forfaculty in Draft mode. 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 40
    • Dissemination to FacultyiSyllabus User Guide 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 41
    • Dissemination to FacultyiSyllabus Video
    • Dissemination to FacultyAnnouncement to all instructors who use UVaCollab.Workshops scheduled just before each semesterOne-on-one sessions to help faculty get started 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 43
    • SCHOOL AND DEPARTMENTALIMPLEMENTATION 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 44
    • Individual Examples• Activities grid example 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 45
    • Individual ExamplesFree form 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 46
    • Next Steps• Departmental/school site templates • Branding • Pre-selected tools • Pre-loaded content 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 47
    • Additional Sessions• What is the Role of the Syllabus in a Course Management System? 1:45 Wednesday, Beaudry A• Tech Demo – Wednesday evening at 5 PM • Word-based iSyllabus via WebDAV • Confluence and WordPress integration via “The Bridge” tool 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 48
    • Contact Information• Yitna Firdyiwek, yitna@virginia.edu• Trisha Gordon, trisha@virginia.edu• Gail Hunger, gmh6w@virginia.edu 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 49
    • THANK YOU! 12th Sakai Conference – Los Angeles, California – June 14-16 50