3 What we will cover What is IMS Common Cartridge Who is SoftChalk How does SoftChalk integrate with Blackboard via Common Cartridge and otherwiseWhat is an Open Educational Resource (OER)How does SoftChalk support authoring OERsHow can Blackboard be an OER Repository
4 IMS Global Learning Consortium Common Cartridge www.imsglobal.org
7 Common Cartridge is a specification for packaging learning and assessment content. The package distills the latest and best community practices for sharing digital content among authoring tools and learning platforms.
8 What’s In CC 1.0Cartridge Manifest – describes the cartridge (zip of files)MetadataCartridge, Roles, Curriculum Standards (coming)Contenthtml, xml, media files (mpg, jpg, mp3), application files (e.g. Microsoft Office), …Web linksIntegrated assessments (and question banks)Multiple choice (single or multiple response)True/falseEssaySimple fill in the blankPattern match (optional)Discussion forumAuthorization for protected content (optional)
17 Authorization (specification section 4.6) Authorization on cartridge importAuthorization on cartridge useAuthorization on resource useMechanism (separate specification)Unique identifierWeb service address
27 Sample Cartridges Developer section on the CC Alliance Forum Valid Cartridges (17) and Invalid Cartridges (35)These determine conformance for importersFeedback on CartridgesOther CartridgesProduct DirectoryLearning Impact Challenge
32 Who is SoftChalk LLC Based in Richmond, Virginia Founded in 2002 by folks with history of educational technology innovation since 1996, including Web Course in a Box later sold to Blackboard.Offers a range of online and in-person trainingWorks with a number of open initiatives, including: IMS, MERLOT, Connexions Consortium, and Sakai.Blackboard Signature PartnerCofounder of SoftChalk was Cofounder of the BbOpenSource.org that predated OSCELOT.
33 What is SoftChalk Lesson Builder Desktop application, written in JavaRuns on Windows and Mac OSXCreates content in Web formatStudents view with a web browserContent delivered in a Learning Management System (LMS), on CD-ROM, or on a web server
34 Includes Blackboard Content System Media Search ToolIncludes Blackboard Content System
35 Building Block for Dump of Content System Metadata REST interfaceUses NOSESSION to avoid loginReturns XML containing items and their metadataAvailable through OSCELOT
43 Blackboard as OER Repository Decide how open to allow contributionInstructor(s) loginUsers outside the institution can be given Guest accessMake the content discoverableMERLOT, etc
44 References to OERsPeer ReviewedSoftChalk Publish
45 Take-Away Authoring Tool Content Use License Repository to Hold ContentDiscovery Service / Refer-atoryConsuming Application
46 The subject of the email should be title of this session: Please provide feedback for this session by ingThe subject of the should be title of this session:Blackboard/Common Cartridge and Open Educational Resources with SoftChalk