LibreTexts (formly ChemWiki) currently benefits over 60 million students per year and is the most visited chemistry website in the world. Central to our success is the construction and adoption of faculty specific and freely accessible course and instructor designed “LibreTexts” that substitute for costly conventional textbooks in post-secondary courses. Libretexts are assembled by incorporating content from an extensive network of existing chemistry and broader STEM materials. This workshop will serve as collaborative hands-on development session to introduce faculty to the chemistry LibreTexts library with hands-on demonstrations of current capabilities including online homework capabilities, student assessment, numerical data analysis infrastructure, annotation, 3D visualization, inexpensive printing of copies and more as well as traditional course management capabilities (a la Blackboard or Moodle). The workshop will be organized around constructing individualized “course maps” from which custom LibreTexts can be remixed and revised. This will be facilitated by project development team members including five hours of personalized support afterward to support continued adaption and adoption of the LibreTexts into individual classrooms. All participants will receive a printed copy of their LibreTexts after completion.
Workshop will be held Wednesday, August 3 at 2 pm. For additional information visit the BCCE Conference website.