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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.

SFU CMPT-363 Fall 2021 Docsify Course Site
Figure 1 - Fall 2021 Docsify Standalone Course Site

SFU CMPT-363 Fall 2021 Docsify Course within Canvas LMS
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:

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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:

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Recently I tweeted a sneak peek of the new Grav Presentation Hub skeleton, and I thought I would share it here:

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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:

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Recently I tweeted about possible workflows with Grav, and I thought I would share them here:

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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:


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:

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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:

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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:


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