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Blendspace

Formerly Edcanvas, Blendspace is a web-based tool that allows users to combine materials together from all over the web into beautiful lessons. Layouts are created by dragging and dropping original materials and rich content from across the web into a nifty grid.  You can then share the Blendspace as a slideshow or a printable handout with full text and audio commenting.  Blendspace has grown from just a space where you put digital content into a suite of tools to where you can measure your students’ understanding of material and track their progress with quizzes and analytics.

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Stephani Cuddie
Stephani Cuddie (Administrator)
3 years ago

This site actually functions a little more like a course website than a new way to create PPT files. You can easily drop in files from your drop box, files from the web, files already in Blendspace, YouTube, Google Drive. You can even upload media files you create into the site. You can allow commonts and track the views of the lesson.  It's easily customizable with themes, colors, and layouts. Additionally, you can share or embed the lesson using a variety of formats. You can restrict the privacy of the lesson and even add Co-Authors to the lesson.

The site offers lots of pre-built lessons so you can see how others are using them in their teaching/learning environments.

Overall very good resource and I am excited to build a lesson for my fall class!

Time spent reviewing site: Thirty+ minutes
Jane Moore
Jane Moore (Faculty)
4 years ago

This site is a new way to do presentations--more powerful than PowerPoint and certainly easily accessible.  It is great from both student and instructor perspectives.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: several hours