Open (aka “Free”) Educational Resources (OER)
Per UNESCO.org, Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
Affordable Learning Guide: https://libguides.library.cofc.edu/affordablelearning — reduce textbook costs for your students by finding and using, high quality, open textbooks and other course materials.
Finding Open Access Journals in the Discovery Service: https://youtu.be/YVkykNqGOHQ — tutorial on how to find Open Access journal articles using the Library’s Discovery Service.
There are myriad online media resources available via the CofC Library and other campus-wide licenses.
Academic Video Online
Academic Video Online provides unlimited remote access to more than 63,000 videos all cross-searchable from a single platform.
Includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles. There are thousands of award-winning films, Academy,® Emmy,® and Peabody® winners along with the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.
Films On Demand
Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform incorporating outstanding educational programs from Films Media Group.
Kanopy Streaming Service has one of the largest collections of films in the world with 50,000+ films from thousands of leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, etc. These films are all genres – from documentaries to movies and training videos – and touch on every topic imaginable.
LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. With more than 5,000 courses and personalized recommendations, you can discover, complete, and track courses related to your field and interests. You can access the College’s license via the Microsoft portal and eventually via OAKS.
Streaming video libguide:
Images libguide: https://libguides.library.cofc.edu/c.php?g=230848&p=1531199
Library E-Learning Resources
Information on how College Libraries are supporting Academic Continuity and E-Learning at CofC
Quick Links to commonly used technology in teaching – See CofC Technology Quick Links
Full tutorials on myriad technology tools how to use them in teaching – See the TLT Tutorials Site
Learn how to use the Classroom Equipment, including the Teacher Station, Document Camera, and the In-Class Webcam and Zoom
- Classroom Overview Video
- Older Extron Classrooms (Video Playlist)
- Newer Crestron Classrooms ( Video Playlist)
- Written Tutorial
Online Test Proctoring
There are a few protoring options available to instructors at the College. The following link is to a proctoring decision matrix that may aid in helping select the best option to suit your needs.
Respondus Lockdown Browser
A custom browser that locks down the testing environment (a student’s computer) within OAKS Quizzes. View the LockDown Browser Tutorial
Examity is an online proctoring service that helps ensure the academic integrity of testing in online courses. Examity offers several monitoring levels, all of which use a webcam to monitor students as they take their exams online. NOTE: Students are responsible for paying a fee. Fees vary based on the type of proctoring or authentication used and the duration of the assessment.
Additional Information: https://academicaffairs.cofc.edu/distance-education/online-proctoring/index.php