Introducing multimedia assignments into a class for the first time can seem intimidating. In this workshop, we will help you remediate an existing assignment in Scalar, a free, open source authoring and publishing platform designed to make it easy for authors and instructors to create born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.
In this workshop, we will help you:
- Map existing learning objectives to a new Scalar assignment through backwards design principles
- Understand Scalar's affordances and key features to ensure that using the platform will strengthen the assignment
- Sign up for Harvard's Scalar installation
- Learn how to set up a Scalar book, add and annotate media and writing, and more
- Plan how to introduce Scalar or other technologies in a course
- Develop a strategy to assess digital assignments
Scalar is a project of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture (ANVC) in association with Vectors and IML, and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Harvard's Scalar installation is managed by Academic Technology for the FAS in partnership with Arts and Humanities Research Computing.
This workshop is aimed at faculty, TFs, and teaching staff. Registration is free but required, and is available via Zoom here.