Course Design Resource Index (Collaboration)

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This collaborative document is provided in connection with this blog post: Connecting With Students: Consider Their Point Of View. All registered users can "Edit" this doc and add valuable instructional design resource links.

IMPORTANT: this is a collaborative doc, so if someone provides any off base info, let's work together to keep this updated and accurate!

 

Follow these instructions to share your wisdom:

  1. Click "Edit" on the right side of this screen.
  2. Determine the appropriate category (below) where your tool/resource should be added.
  3. Add a row (if needed) - Click the bottom left row-column > Click "Go" to add a row
  4. Add your resource!
    1. Type name of resource > Select Text > Press CMD+K (Mac) Ctrl+K (PC) and paste URL to more info > Press Enter
    2. Make a note of the target users for this resource: K-12 and/or Higher Ed (H-Ed)
    3. Enter the cost of the Resource or leave blank if you are unsure (Free, Freemium, Premium)
    4. Press the "@" key > Type your first name, then underscore > Type your last name > Click your name to add
      1. If someone has a question about a tool, they may ping you for more info ;-)
    5. Provide a description how the tool is valuable and can help to engage and connect teachers and learners!
  5. Click the "Publish" button at the bottom of this screen.

 

Index of Categories:

 

   Instructional Design Principles and Theory

Name & Link to Resource:

Ideal for?

(K-12, H-Ed)

Cost?@Name of Contributor
Description of Resource:
Quality MattersBoth?Quality Assurance metrics for course design.
Online Teaching Certification (OTC)H-EdFreeGerol PetruzellaIn the Canvas Commons: A 5-week course designed to certify faculty to teach fully-online courses. Covers pedagogy, UX, design, media, troubleshooting.
OLC Quality ScorecardBothFree Denise DejongheOnline Learning Consortium rubric for quality online course design. Requires (free) registration to download.

 

 

   Course Media Assets (images, videos, audio resources)

Name & Link to Resource:

Ideal for?

(K-12, H-Ed)

Cost?@Name of Contributor
Description of Resource:
Da Button FactoryBothFreeJordan DSimple, yet robust tool to create button images to use throughout your course
Banner FansBothFreeJordan D
Rapid eLearning BlogBothFreeJordan DGreat blog! Lots of actionable content. Free Stock Image Sites for e-Learning. Subscribe!
Wikimedia CommonsBothFreeDavid Lyons
Canvas Buttons/DividersK-12FreeSPSA wide variety of buttons and dividers that can be used in Canvas courses. K-12 flavor
OpenGameArtBothFreeGerol PetruzellaVideogame sprites, backgrounds, sound effects/music, more. Create a 'game' look-and-feel for your course.
Media and HTML Library/LabBothFreeGerol PetruzellaIn the Canvas Commons: a collection of code snippets, embeddable media, and style ideas for instructional designers.
H5P.orgBothFreeGideon Williams"Create, share, and reuse interactive HTML5 content in your browser." Blog post by Gideon
MakerbookBothFreeDenise DejongheOrganized collection of sites for photos, icons, video, and audio. If you need some quick icons, I recommend creating them online at FlatIcons. For Copyright free, royalty free, no attribution required images, I recommend Pixabay.
ilosH-EdPaidEric MlsnaVideo capture, screen recording, hosting, analytics, and closed captioning inside one app. Embed a recorder within courses/assignments so students can create videos. Interactive commenting and quizzing coming soon. Easily integrates with Canvas.
Khan AcademyBothFreeAdam Williams"...[O]ffers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom."
TedEdH-EdFreeAdam Williams"Lessons worth sharing."
SnagFilmsBothFreeAdam Williams"From award-winning independent films to groundbreaking documentaries, we've got you covered. All our films are hand-curated by our editorial staff..."
MITNewsOfficeH-EdFreeAdam WilliamsVideos from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology News Office
TeacherTubeBothFreeAdam Williams"... TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007. Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners."

 

 

   Websites, WebApps, WebTools, WebServices

Name & Link to Resource:

Ideal for?

(K-12, H-Ed)

Cost?@Name of Contributor
Description of Resource:
Kahoot.itBothFreeJordan D
Poll EverywhereBothFreemiumJordan DThis is a great, interactive way to use polls in the classroom. Students can participate via mobile/laptop
PadletK-12FreemiumJordan DCreate collaborative, digital learning boards.
SocrativeBothFreeDallasDevice Agnostic polling solution
Haiku DeckBothFreemiumDallasPowerPoint alternative that prevents users from the worst slide mistakes by keeping things simple.
QuizletBothFreemiumDallasFlashcard maker and study tools.
PowToonBothFreemiumDallasAnimated video maker
Office MixBothFreeDallasPowerPoint add in for creating interactive lessons; integrates with Canvas through LTI
SoftChalk CLOUDBothPaidDallasInteractive lesson creator; integrates with Canvas through LTI
Screencast-O-MaticBothFreemiumDallasScreen recorder with audio and webcam options; premium accounts are very economical
ThingLinkBothFreemiumDallasMake images interactive with dynamic cutouts.
BigHugeLabsBothFreeDallasFun and quick image editing
Genial.lyBothFreeKarine DufayCreate infographic, interactive images, posters, presentations, all in one
PixlrBothFreeDavid LyonsFree browser based image and photo editor
Jing / Screencast.comBothFreeDavid LyonsMake free short screencasts with Jing, then host in Canvas (or for free on Screencast.com)
Aww AppBothFreemiumAdam A browser based whiteboard tool. Supports collaborative editing.
GeogebraBothFreemiumAdam

A geometry package providing for both graphical and algebraic input.

EdPuzzleBothFreeAdamAllows users to select a video and customize it by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson.
QuizizzBothFreeJames SanzinA gamified quizzing platform,that is kind of like Kahoot. The major differences here are that Quizizz is student paced, can be assigned for homework, and you can easily pull questions from multiple quizzes created by other users into your own quiz.  
Adobe SparkBothFreeDenise DejongheCreate videos and graphics directly online. Recently our faculty have been using it to create welcome videos, but also easy for students. Contains backgrounds, images, and text. 

 

 

   Smartphone Apps (iOS & Android)

Name & Link to Resource:

Ideal for?

(K-12, H-Ed)

Cost?@Name of Contributor
Description of Resource:
Doceri Interactive WhiteboardBothFreemiumUse an interactive whiteboard from your mobile device to project to the classroom. (More apps like this)

 

 

   OTHER

Name & Link to Resource:

Ideal for?

(K-12, H-Ed)

Cost?@Name of Contributor
Description of Resource:
Teaching in Higher Ed PodcastH-EdFreeJulianne CottinExcellent Podcast that provides a wealth of resources about teaching in higher education and personal knowledge management.  With a variety of guest, tips, technology tools and topics it is worth listening from the beginning! Available in iTunes, Android, RSS, and website.
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