After a bit of a break this summer I am now preparing for three consecutive terms of CMPT-363 as a Limited Term Lecturer at SFU - aka 52 Weeks of CMPT-363!
While I have been quite happy from a learning perspective with student-generated open book final exams in the previous four offerings of 363, I’ve decided to no longer pursue this approach of assessment as it turned 363 over time into more of a writing course than I (and the students) preferred. To replace the final exam I am adding a weekly visual entry journal entry and an additional individual assignment.
For students not in other Canvas LMS courses a standalone site with Canvas links is available, and for students in other Canvas courses the same course site content is seamlessly embedded into Canvas. This term is the first time I will be using my new Docsify Open Course Starter Kit, which can use GitHub Pages for hosting the site vs. a PHP server as required with my earlier Grav CMS projects.
Figure 1 - Fall 2021 Docsify Standalone Course Site
Figure 2 - SFU CMPT-363 Fall 2021 Open Course Hub within Canvas LMS
Curious about my new Docsify Open Course Starter Kit project? Thanks to the folks at ETUG a 10-minute overview of my new Docsify projects for open courses and publishing is available for viewing.
I am looking forward to re-connecting with my new students in September and over the next year, and in the meantime I will try to enjoy the few last weeks of summer!
Recently I tweeted about how the new Grav 1.7 user management features could be configured to support multiple editors for the Grav Open MultiCourse Hub, and I thought I would share them here:
So, how could the new @getgrav 1.7 user management feature be setup for multiple editors for my Grav Open MultiCourse Hub, so each user can have editing access to one or more courses? Below is sample MultiCourse Hub with three different courses (CPT363-1, CPT363-2 and CPT363-3)👇🏼 January 4, 2021
Recently I tweeted about some highlights of the most recent Grav releases (Grav 1.7 and Grav Premium components) and my open source project Grav Open MultiCourse Hub, and I thought I would share them here:
With the official release of @getgrav 1.7 and the Grav Premium NextGen Editor, it seems like a great time to share a few highlights of the most recent release of my open source project Grav MultiCourse Hub🚀— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) January 4, 2021
Recently I tweeted a sneak peek of the new Grav Presentation Hub skeleton, and I thought I would share it here:
Inspired by a chat with Ole Vik (author of the @getgrav Presentation Plugin) I've been working on a little side project… Presentation Hub. This Grav skeleton provides a list of Markdown-based presentations, with a link to present each one fullscreen. Oh, and #OER Git Sync too🚀 pic.twitter.com/HFGILDdrnN— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) August 5, 2019
Recently I tweeted some examples of using Grav Course Hub inside and outside of the Canvas LMS, and I thought I would share them here:
More progress in providing a choice to access course materials either inside and outside of an LMS. For students who do not have other courses on the university LMS they can choose to visit the multi-device friendly @getgrav Open Course Hub (which links to needed LMS elements).👇 pic.twitter.com/y0fGM6G6x3— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) July 15, 2019
Recently I tweeted about possible workflows with Grav, and I thought I would share them here:
So, what workflows does @getgrav support? One example is to use the desktop app @Typora to create/edit Markdown content and then @GitHubDesktop to preview and push changes to your Grav site👇Alternatively, you could edit and push changes with just one app, such as @AtomEditor⏱ pic.twitter.com/EaIyikgQFh— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) June 25, 2019
Recently I tweeted about the new Presentation Listing page for the Open Course Hub skeleton package (which leverages Ole Vik’s Presentation Plugin), and I thought I would share it here:
Soon to be part of the @getgrav Open Course Hub, a Presentation listing page - like a blog post listing page but for your Markdown-based slides within a Grav site using the new Presentation Plugin (https://t.co/YwLtQfU7DS) which uses the best-of-class reveal.js Framework👇 pic.twitter.com/1a241hZCgT— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) May 3, 2019
So, what does creating a new Markdown-based presentation in @getgrav Open Course Hub and having it show on the new Presentation listing page look like? Here you go! pic.twitter.com/McNMymk9gd— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) May 3, 2019
Recently I tweeted the addition of document versioning for the Learn2 with Git Sync skeleton package (which leverages Grav’s Multi-language feature), and I thought I would share it here:
Inspired by an inquiry by @dgibbons and made possible by the amazing work of @rhuk, the latest @getgrav Learn2 with Git Sync skeleton package beta (which requires Grav 1.6) now supports document versioning🎉 pic.twitter.com/HgnmawjKGa— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) March 4, 2019
Recently I tweeted some details about the new Presentation Plugin by Ole Vik for the Grav CMS, and I thought I would share them here:
New presentations can be quickly created from within the Grav Admin Panel (with optional use of syntax compatible with the awesome @decksetapp Mac App)👇 pic.twitter.com/8k6a0IB1ux— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) February 25, 2019
Recently I tweeted some recent improvements to Sections-type pages, designed to support a large amount of Markdown-based content within a Grav site, and I thought I would share them here:
One of the most popular aspects of the @getgrav Open Publishing Space and Open Course Hub is the 'Sections' type page, where a large amount of content is accessible via sidebar links and next/prev section buttons pic.twitter.com/eCOXuoPxom— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) February 4, 2019