Course Walkthrough – The U.S. Constitution & Black History

Course Walkthrough – The U.S. Constitution & Black History


Today we’re going to explore
our first interactive, online course, The U.S.
Constitution and Black History. If you’re starting on the
izzit.org homepage, you can find it by clicking
courses on the menu bar. There are two types of platforms for you
to use this course in your classroom. The first is to use it directly
online through Teachable.com. You’ll notice there is a “Closed
Structure Couse” and an “Open Structured Couse.” The content of
both of these is exactly the same. The only difference is that in
the “Open” course, you can move around from lecture
to lecture freely. That’s especially helpful if
you want to preview this before using it in your classroom, or
just assign specific pieces of the course to your students. The “Closed” course makes
you finish a lecture before moving on to the next one. That’s the one we’re walking
through today since there are a few more things to go
over with that one. You can access it by clicking
on the link on the course page. Once you’re on the course, you
will have to sign in or register an account with Teachable,
where the course is hosted. The course, like all our materials,
is available at no cost. If you’re new to Teachable,
all you have to do is click this Sign Up button up on the top
of the page, fill out your information, and click sign up. If you already have an account
with Teachable, make sure you’re logged in by clicking the button
at the top of the page, filling out your information,
and clicking Log In. I’m already logged in
here, so we’re ready to go. We’re not going to walk through
the whole thing in this video, but there are three basic
types of pieces to this course. The Introduction is a text-based
page, which means you can simply read the content and move on. It’s important, though, to
scroll to the bottom of the page, as some of them have
different materials for you to use in your classroom. This one, for example,
has a list of Constitutional Convention Attendees
broken out by state. There’s even a link to the
PDF down at the very bottom. So if we go up and click
“Complete and Continue” there at the top, it will take
us to the next page. This is the second type
of page, a video page. You have the video at the top,
followed by the content, links to sources, and then you
have vocab words and discussion questions that can be used
as writing prompts, classroom discussion, or
however you’d like. On these video pages, though,
it’s important to know that you (or your students!) can’t go to
the next lecture until you’ve watched at least
90% of the video. It won’t work if you just try
to skip ahead to a few seconds before and let the end
of the video play out. I’ve completed this
video, so I can move on. So I’ve completed this video
also, and I can skip ahead to the third type of lecture, which will
come at the end of each section, a quiz. This is a short series of
multiple-choice questions recapping the previous
lectures in the section. Once you’re done, it will
show you your score, and you can click “Complete and
Continue” up top to move on. And that’s how the course works. It’s completely up to you if you
want to use this as a class or assign individually, it just
depends on your classroom. Back on the course page on
izzit.org, there is one other option for using this course,
and that’s a download that can be pulled into various
Learning Management Systems. Since all Learning Management
Systems are different, I can’t tell you EXACTLY how to load
it into the one that you use. Your school IT team would
be a better option for that. Whichever method you use, once
you complete the course, you’ll see a link to a survey about it. Please take the
time to fill it out. We plan on making more of these,
and we want to make them to fit your needs as best we can. You can also find out how this
course aligns to your state’s standards by
clicking this button here. If you have any questions,
we’re always happy to help. Email us at [email protected], and
one of our Customer Service reps will help you out, or you can
call us Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm Eastern Time,
toll-free at 888-242-0563. Thanks for using izzit.org.
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