Earlier today, Phil Hill said in a blog post that as teachers respond to mass school closures the initial phase we are seeing is a lot of people wanting to move from synchronous face to face education to synchronous online video conferencing. Phil theorized that as people begin to become aware of some of the inequalities of relying on video conferencing technology that requires all students to have “high speed internet,” and as teachers become more familiar with the online environment, a second main phase will focus more on asynchronous content delivery.
If you are familiar with finding good content online, and adding it to your Canvas course, where do you go to find it? Canvas Commons is a global online learning object repository (LOR) with content shared by Canvas users from around the world, designed to let you copy content directly from Commons into your Canvas course. Not all institutions elect to link their instances of Canvas to Commons but it is available in Free-for-Teacher Canvas.
Another place instructors frequently turn to find materials for their courses is the world of Open Educational Resources. OER Commons is one example of public digital library of open educational resources. Educause also has an excellent listing of other OER repositories. Lumen has an amazing resource site as well.