Join the LibreTexts team as we host a new series of webinars for OpenEd Week, March 7-11, 2022. All sessions will be synchronous and recorded for later viewing on our YouTube channel. Registration is not required. Account creation in one or more LibreTexts Libraries is strongly encouraged prior to some sessions as noted on the schedule. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate all things open!
LibreTexts OpenEd Week 2022 Schedule:
March 7, 2022
Co-Authoring OER in LibreTexts, with Suzanne Wakim, 11 AM PST (1 hour)
This session will present strategies developed to help authors collaboratively create resources using the LibreTexts platform.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew22swakim
Presentation slides can be found here.
Leveraging OER to Increase Access to, and Engagement with Ancient and Medieval Texts, with Dr. Jessalyn Bird, 12:30 PST (1 hour)
This presentation discusses how student- and instructor-created and annotated OER editions and translations of ancient and medieval texts can increase the accessibility of, and engagement with challenging primary sources. Example units for ancient history and literature, medieval history, and gender and women’s studies will be shared.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew221jbird
Introduction to the LibreVerse, with Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Delmar Larsen, 3 PM PST (1 hour)
Join LibreTexts Executive Director, Delmar Larsen, as he introduces you to the LibreTexts OER creation and hosting platform.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew22delmarintro
March 8, 2022
LibreTexts Live: Introduction the new Commons&Conductor, with Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Delmar Larsen, 11 AM PST (1 hour)
Join LibreTexts Executive Director, Delmar Larsen, as he introduces the new Commons&Conductor catalog and project planning technology.
Making the Most of an Open Textbook, with Anna Mills, 1 PM PST (1 hour)
We will discuss how to bring your LibreTexts book into your LMS so students encounter textbook materials as needed in connection with assignments. We will also see how to assign and give credit for social annotation of the assigned textbook readings and revise the book in response to student feedback.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew22amills
March 9, 2022
Using LibreTexts in your Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Courses, with Krystal Grieger, 11 am PST (1 hour)
This presentation will address the implementation of a student-generated open educational
resource (OER) project into a majors’ organic chemistry laboratory. Lessons learned and the
impact of the project on both cognitive learning gains and student perceptions will be reported.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew22kgrieger
Mastering ADAPT – The LibreTexts Homework System, with Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Delmar Larsen, 3 PM PST (1 hour)
Join LibreTexts Executive Director, Delmar Larsen, as he gives you an inside look at LibreTexts open homework system, Adapt. Account creation is strongly recommended before attending the session. Create a free account at: https://adapt.libretexts.org/.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew22delmaradapt
March 10, 2022
LibreTexts Accessibility Updates, with Nicolas Crisosto, Joshua Hori and Ethan Turner, 9 AM PST (1 hour)
LibreTexts is committed to ensuring its content and functionality are both accessible and usable by students and content authors. During this presentation, members of the LibreTexts team will provide the status of the comprehensive accessibility audit LibreTexts is undergoing. They will also share updates on exciting accessibility tools to support all users, including the new Accessibility Compliance Review Matrix, Accessibility Checker, and support for accessible alternative questions for types of questions that may pose accessibility barriers for some students (such as drag and drop, hotspots, and mark the words).
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oewaccessibility
Presentation slides can be found here.
Using LibreTexts to Create Interactive OER Content for Your Courses, with Dr. Larry Green, 1 PM PST (1 hour)
See how to take OER textbooks and customize them to include multimedia and interactivity using LibreTexts. The remixed versions of the OpenStax calculus and statistics books will be shown, but remixing can be accomplished with any OER textbook using LibreTexts Remixer technology.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew22lgreen
Do you want to build a Textbook?, with Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Delmar Larsen, 3 PM PST (1 hour)
Join LibreTexts Executive Director, Delmar Larsen, as he guides you through how to create an open textbook using LibreTexts one-of-a-kind OER creation platform. Account creation is strongly recommended before attending the session. Decide which discipline based library you’d like to work in and create a free account here: https://libretexts.org/.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew22buildtext
March 11, 2022
H5P in LibreStudio: Building Interactive Content for Your Textbook, with Senior Product Manager, Yasin Dahi, 12:30 PM PST (1 hour)
Join LibreTexts Senior Product Manager, Yasin Dahi, in conversation with faculty who are using LibreTexts LibreStudio software to generate H5P exercises for their courses.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/oew22librestudio
Introducing LibreTexts Solo – Expanding the LibreVerse with the SoloVerse, with Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Delmar Larsen, and Senior Product Manager, Yasin Dahi, 3 PM PST (30 minutes)
Interested in creating an OER Textbook authoring platform for your campus? The Solo Project promises to bring all of the power of the LibreVerse – including H5P, textbooks, assessment, and analytics – into a simple to install, single application built and distributed as an open source system.
To join: https://tinyurl.com/libretextssolo