Blendspace - Build a canvas

Share your research

Big image

Blendspace

BlendSpace is a tool which enables you to gather and curate resources and assessments to share with students and/or colleagues. It should be created on a computer, but it can be shared to either a computer or mobile device.
BlendSpace.com Instructions
o Create a BlendSpace account at BlendSpace.com. Teacher and student accounts are available.
o Log in to your account.
o Click on + New Lesson button
o Give your canvas a title. Click OK.



Instructions

For any of the web based resources, you can also open another tab in your browser and perform a search. Copy the url of the resource you want to use and paste it into the search bar. You can rearrange the tiles at any time. If you have a wiki, blog, or Google doc you would like to include, paste that url into the search bar.
The source options are:
1. YouTube videos –click on the YouTube icon on the far right and enter a search term in the YouTube Search box.
2. Websites and web images – Click on the far right and enter a search term.
3. Vimeo videos – Click on the far right and enter a search term.
4. Flickr images – Click on the far right and enter a search term.
5. Educreation videos — Click on the far right and enter a search term.
6. Gooru – Click on the far right and enter a search term.
7. Web pages – Click on the far right and enter a search term.

8. Media or files – Click on the far right and enter a search term.


For the next two sources you will need to link these accounts so they will be accessible from BlendSpace.

To do this: Click on the icon for DropBox or Google Drive and click “Connect.” Enter your login credentials. The content in these accounts will appear and be ready to drag onto your canvas.
9. DropBox – Click on theon the far right and enter a search term.
10. Google Drive – Click on theon the far right and enter a search term.
11. Settings – Click on theto access your settings. This will allow you to enable or disable comments and track the use of your Blendspace canvas (number of views, length of views, likes, dislikes, comments, help requests, and quizzes).
12. Files from your DropBox or Google Drive When you link these accounts they will be accessible from BlendSpace. To do this Click on the icon for DropBox or Google Drive and click “Connect.” Enter your login credentials. The content in these accounts will appear and be ready to drag onto your canvas.

Test and Quizzes
1. Double click on any tile to add text.
2. Hover over a tile and click on Add Quiz to add a quiz. Create a multiple choice question. Designate the correct answer. Click on “+Add question” to add more questions.
Content is automatically saved.



How to share

To share your BlendSpace, click on the Share button. You will have three options :
1. A link to share- When you share the link, it can be typed into the browser or a mobile device or computer or email it to the recipients (this includes an iPad cart email address).


2. An embed code to add your Blendspace to a blog or wiki


3. A QR code to share – This can be scanned by a mobile device with a QR reader.

When the Blendspace canvas is opened on a computer or mobile device, click on one of the tiles to begin. Then use the arrows on the right and left to navigate through the tiles. The user will have access to the content placed on each of the tiles.


Some tile content can be opened on an iPad in Pages and Keynote. If so, they are now offline and can be viewed without Internet connection. If opened in Explain Everything the content could be transformed into a screencast.