With the announcement by Dr. Kurtinitis that CCBC will be moving to alternative and online teaching methods until April 30, 2020 the library is compiling a list of open and free resources available to help you with the transition. Some of these resources are always open and free (OER), while others are currently being made free to help the community at large in this unprecedented time. The library will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00pm until Monday March 30, 2020. Please contact Jamie Witman, email@example.com, for help with online tools and resources. Stay tuned for updates.
The Library encourages you to provide your students with online alternatives for library research instruction. Many of these modules include quizzes that you can use and grade in Blackboard. There should be something appropriate for each class assignment.
Please also let your students know our research guide titled Library 101 for Students with information specific to CCBC is always available. Librarians will also be checking the library reference desk emails frequently throughout CCBC's closure. Please send questions or have your students send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also see this link from the Office of Instruction and the Department of Online Learning for resources for both faculty and students to assist in navigating an online environment: Alternative Instruction Guidelines.
Kanopy - Video Streaming
|American Chemistry Society
||ChemMatters Magazine available online. In addition to chemistry, there are article that are biographies of chemists, and historical articles.|
||Simulations and virtual labs for biology topics including evolution, ecology, and cellular energetics.|
JoVE creates the ultimate solutions for advancing research and science education by making and publishing videos of scientific experiments from the top laboratories around the globe.
|PhET||Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics simulations|
|SoftChalk CLOUD||Browse and search for lessons from educators on SoftChalk Cloud Repository|
|Microsoft Teams||Available through CCBC's Office 365 supscription. MS Teams allows individuals and groups to chat, meet online via web conference (Teams of 10 to 10,000), call others online via VoIP, and collaborate by sharing and accessing files, e.g. MS Office doc - Word, PPT, Excel files, etc in real time.|
|Flipgrid||Flipgrid allows you to post questions—either written or via video—and learners have to respond. You set the amount of time for their video response. After you view their video, you can give written or video feedback using a rubric. Flipgrid has a simple one but you can use your own, and you can allow for peer to peer responses -- as learners can see and comment on videos.|
|Screencast-o-matic||A web-based screencast tool to record anything on your screen! Create videos up to 15 minutes in length that may be downloaded as high quality .mp4 files or uploaded direct to your free YouTube account -- free and no downloads!|
|Jing||With Jing you can create free recordings of your screen of up to 5-minutes and upload them direct to your free, integrated Screencast.com account. Also includes an option to create annotated screenshots. TechSmith is offering free access & expanded usage of tools that help enable business and educational continuity through June 30, 2020.|
|Lumen Learning||Offering free access for the remainder of the semester. Waymaker is OER that combines personalized learning tools to strengthen learning. OHM draws from thousands of interactive assessment questions to help students master math and other quantitative skills. Both allow for customized courses, learning content, and access to online learning.|
|Vialogues||Provides a method for facilitating an asynchronous conversation in text around a video. Link a YouTube video straight into Vialogues and ask your students a discussion question. As they view the video, they type their comments, which are synced with the video and playback in real time for later viewers.|
|Teaching & Learning Online Resources from MERLOT and Skills Commons||In response to the recent developments due to the coronavirus, SkillsCommons and MERLOT have created this FREE online resource to help both Teachers and Students prepare to start teaching and learning online.|
|Open Learning Initiative||In light of the dramatic impact COVID-19 is having on education, we’re making all of our courseware free for affected institutions. Our OER courseware combines interactive textbooks with learning activities, assessments, and rich simulations.|
|OpenStax Allies||Many OpenStax Allies are offering free use of their platforms through the end of the spring semester for new customers transitioning to online teaching as a result of the COVID-19 virus.|
|ScienceDirect: Advanced STEM/Social Science Textbooks||ScienceDirect is making some of its textbooks openly available for two months. You can refine the list using the Domain titles on the lefthand side.|
|Project MUSE||Vetted research in the humanities and social sciences, from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers.|
|TI Graphing Calculator Software||Free for 6 months from Texas Instruments.|
|Graphing Calculator App||App for Windows, Android, and iOS devices. Graphing Calculator Emulator.|
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For a full list of external resources see:
- Since 10:30 PST AM 3/17/2020, Kanopy is having server delays, causing difficulties in accessing the Kanopy website. Please continue to try accessing Kanopy and let the library know if you have any issues.
- Xfinity is offering free WiFi at all public hotspots even for non-Xfinity customers. Search this site to find a local hotspot near you: https://wifi.xfinity.com/
- Tutor.com is available for CCBC faculty to link as a Tool in Blackboard. Please see the instructions below for a list of courses and steps to activating it in Blackboard.