Poster Session Brian Moore
Dr. Brian Moore, Professor, Music Education & Music Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Title: PressBooks & Canvas Integration
Description: A demo of creating a Pressbook and exporting it into a Canvas course.
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[00:00:06.400]So I'm logged into Pressbooks
[00:00:08.700]and this is the book
I have created for the 2021 22.
[00:00:14.400]OER music production via music notation
[00:00:18.200]and this is just a quick demo
of getting the book into canvas.
[00:00:23.600]So I left front matter in terms
[00:00:25.900]of a section of book alone
and there is an introduction.
[00:00:29.000]Then there's typically a main body.
[00:00:30.900]I renamed it to be music 198.
[00:00:33.100]that's the course.
[00:00:34.500]And then each of these are chapters.
[00:00:36.600]And the reason for the bullet
was just to help me indicate what type,
[00:00:41.300]whether it was a subject.
[00:00:42.300]But from a press book standpoint,
these are all chapters
[00:00:46.100]under the part of the main body.
[00:00:49.900]Then I created a second,
an additional part
[00:00:54.000]that I called course calendar
And all I did here was create chapters
[00:00:58.900]that have one for each of the dates
[00:01:03.100]of the two week precession
that this course was run.
[00:01:06.300]And then I had another section
or another part that I called Resources.
[00:01:10.700]And then I had
I left the back by reload that appendix.
[00:01:13.500]So I was always using the add part.
[00:01:15.500]So it's it's critical to think about
your book in terms of the parts sort of
[00:01:20.800]front matter one part.
[00:01:22.000]Second part is music 198.
[00:01:24.200]Third part is course calendar.
[00:01:26.300]Fourth part is resources
and the fifth part is the appendix.
[00:01:30.100]So the primary part of
the book is up here.
[00:01:31.800]These are all these different chapters.
[00:01:33.000]But let me show you
what one of these looks like.
[00:01:34.800]So let me just go to day two
and I'll edit it once.
[00:01:37.600]All I did
in, in these dates is simply supplied
to the appropriate section of the book.
[00:01:46.400]So I just went ahead and created
[00:01:48.700]links for whatever chapter
I wanted to have happen.
[00:01:52.000]So I don't copy and paste content.
[00:01:54.900]I want to always reference
back to the main chapter.
[00:01:58.500]If I view the book
[00:02:01.000]as a web book,
[00:02:04.600]I'm going to get this.
[00:02:05.600]So there's my contents, there's that.
[00:02:07.400]I can open that up or close it.
[00:02:09.400]And there are the individual chapters,
there's the resources.
[00:02:12.400]So again, if I go to a chapter, I see this
[00:02:15.500]and of course I see the edit
because I'm logged in as me.
[00:02:18.500]This actually takes me back
[00:02:19.700]into the chapter of the book and we can
kind of see where I'm at right here.
[00:02:23.300]So that's the idea of that now
to get it in the canvas.
[00:02:27.500]Here's the trick is very, very simple.
[00:02:29.100]I'm going to go to export the book
[00:02:32.500]and the feature that we want to use
and export in the book
[00:02:36.200]is to export it in a format
that canvas will understand, in essence,
[00:02:41.500]what's going to happen is that each
chapter gets mapped to a module
[00:02:50.300]so we want to use the common cartridge
with the LTI links.
[00:02:54.000]So the learning technology integration
links and that's what I need to do.
[00:02:59.500]Export the book.
[00:03:00.300]I did it once before, but I'll do it again
[00:03:02.800]It goes pretty quickly,
and that's what I get the format
[00:03:06.500]as an LTI link so you simply download that
[00:03:10.700]and then I have this
[00:03:13.000]very small book.
[00:03:14.500]It's just really just a collection
of links that canvas is going to use.
[00:03:19.000]That's all I need to do here.
[00:03:20.100]So I'm going to log out of
[00:03:24.000]and I will just go to canvas.
[00:03:27.700]So I'm on a a sandbox course.
[00:03:30.500]This is a canvas course.
[00:03:31.800]That was just I requested from
[00:03:35.000]the ITS folks here on campus
just so I could play around with it.
[00:03:38.100]Probably show you this first
that this is a blank shell.
[00:03:40.800]There are no modules in here,
so I'll go back to home.
[00:03:45.000]We'll import existing content
[00:03:49.600]and I'm going to import
[00:03:51.500]a common cartridge package,
[00:03:54.700]which is what that was exported.
[00:03:57.000]I now have to choose the file and it was
[00:04:03.300]and there it is.
[00:04:07.700]And I'm going to do all the content.
[00:04:09.800]I don't need to worry about this.
I get a little warning.
[00:04:12.100]There's going to overwrite,
but let's just let it rip
[00:04:16.900]Let me now go to modules
[00:04:20.800]there's the front matter
with the introduction,
[00:04:23.300]there's the music 198,
and I leave that here
[00:04:25.800]because that's the book in its, you know,
normal format if i pick Any one of these
[00:04:31.300]is basically going
to take me to the book inside of canvas
[00:04:36.000]so that and because I'm logged in,
[00:04:37.800]I will still get the edit button
[00:04:42.500]so there's my 198
[00:04:43.900]and I get, you
know, links for all individual parts.
[00:04:47.100]So each part becomes its own large module
with all the other pieces put into play.
[00:04:52.900]Now the default is they're all turned off.
[00:04:55.000]It is really pretty easy to go in
and turn that on.
[00:04:57.200]So what's nice
about this approach with Canvas is
[00:05:01.600]when I'm looking at it as an instructor,
[00:05:05.100]if I see one of my pages,
I have an edit button.
[00:05:07.900]If I go back and see a problem in my book,
[00:05:10.700]I'm actually taken to the press books
[00:05:13.300]I'm actually editing the actual book. So
across the entire ecosystem of my course.
[00:05:24.700]So that's how that all works.
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