Monthly Archives:: September 2018

The Case for Open Textbooks: Research & Data

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The Open Textbook Alliance created a nice handout explaining The Case for Open Textbooks.  Open textbooks are textbooks that are free for students to use and openly licensed so that instructors are free to revise and redistribute them, with attribution. Below are some arguments for open textbooks explained in more detail and updated with more recent research […]

Using FlipGrid Video Discussion Boards in Canvas

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FlipGrid is a free video discussion tool that allows for threaded video discussions in your Canvas course.  It’s become very popular in both K-12 schools and college classes lately, possibly even more popular that Kahoot 🙂  And Microsoft recently bought FlipGrid and opened up all the premium features (such as maximum video length, now 5 […]

How Ready are You to Teach Online in Canvas?

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Are you prepared to teach online courses in Canvas?  Take this Canvas Online Teaching Readiness Self-Assessment to see for yourself.  At the end of the survey, you’ll receive links to resources related to each of the questions.  This survey is being used in the Boot Camp for Online Instruction PD course.  You can also download and import […]