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    This three-hour LibreFest@PGCC workshop will give you the chance to learn about the authoring, dissemination, and learning tools of the LibreTexts platform in time to use it in one or more of your courses this Fall. In these hands-on workshops you will: 

    1. see what is possible in an online platform when you aren’t restricted to a paper book
    2. examine a few of the hundreds of textbooks that already exist in LibreTexts
    3. create your own custom version of a textbook using the LibreTexts Remixer
    4. Explore advanced OER tools such as homework managers and assessment development

    The workshop is designed to give you time to explore and learn about the LibreTexts platform and its features, as well as time to work on creating your own open educational resource(s). There are two Zoom links for this meeting:

    The itinerary of the workshop is below. There are two tracks after the first hour that run consecutively: the "LibreTexts Fundamentals - Track I" (in red) and the Experienced User- Track II (in blue).

    Friday, Oct 23, 2020 (Eastern Time)

    • 1:30 pm - 1:40 pm:                 Introductory Comments: Delmar Larsen (LibreTexts Founder and Director), Michael Smith (co-chair OER Steering Committee) and Clayton Railey (Executive Vice President and Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Student Success): Zoom I 
    • 1:40 pm - 2:30 pm:                 "Unleashing the Power of Open" (Delmar Larsen; LibreTexts Founder and Director): Zoom I
    • 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm (Track I):    Remixing 101
    • 3:20 pm - 4:10 pm (Track I):    Editing  101
    • 4:10 pm - 4:20 pm (Track I):    Collective Debriefing and Q & A: Zoom II
    • 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm (Track II):   Online Assessments - Homework, Testing, Clickers and Online Scaffolding
      • 25 min (discussion):  Zoom I
      • 25 min (hands-on breakout): Zoom I
    • 3:20 pm - 4:10 pm (Track II):   Maximizing your Dissemination: LMS integration, Printing physical copies, PDFs export, and the future 
    • 4:10 pm - 4:20 pm (Track II):   Collective Debriefing and Q & A: Zoom I
    • 4:20-4:30:                             Where to go from here? (LibreTexts team): Zoom I



    Remixing Homework (Track I breakout)

    For the remixer breakout, the main gist is that they create a new two chapter book in in their sandbox. They should learn to:

    1. Remix a chapter from an existing book on their library
    2. Remix a chapter from an existing book from a different library
    3. Save the Remix in their sandbox
    4. Then pull up in reremix mode to delete a page (with autonumber on)
    5. Then add a blank page somewhere in their book.
    6. Resave their remix.
    7. (optional) Turn on and off autonumber and learn options available


    Editing Homework (Track I breakout)

    For the editing breakout, the main gist is that they create a new two chapter book in in their sandbox. They should learn to:

    1. Enter Edit mode of a blank page from Remixer breakout
    2. Write in page your favorite song and singer/band
    3. Save page
    4. Edit page and copy and paste the first paragraph of wikipedia's entry on LibreTexts ( onto your page
    5. Make the first "LibreTexts" word hyperlink to the this site:
    6. Drag the Libretexts logo from the WIkipedia page onto your desktop and then drag onto your page (in edit mode) and save
    7. Edit page and insert video (via elements menu). Add this video to your page:
    8. Save your page
    9. (optional) Add table (elements)
    10. (optional) Add boxes (via elements -> templates)
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