Creating Interactive Course Content with Thinglink (Workshop)

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Thinglink Logo: Square with camera lens at center. The square is divided intom 4 quadrants: pink box with white heart symbol, green box with white comment symbol, blue box with white triangle play symbol, and orange box with white music symbol
December 5, 2022
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Location
Online (link provided after registration)

Date Range
Add to Calendar 2022-12-05 14:00:00 2022-12-05 15:30:00 Creating Interactive Course Content with Thinglink (Workshop) On December 5, 2022, the ASC Office of Distance Education will host an interactive workshop for instructors wishing to learn more about Thinglink, an educational technology tool that is now available for broad use by instructors and students in the College of Arts and Sciences to create and explore interactive content in Carmen. This workshop will include demonstrations of a variety of uses of the Thinglink tool, explanations of the benefits of employing interactive content in online and hybrid courses, and opportunity to explore interactive content examples created by the ASC Office of Distance Education instructional design team. The first 45 minutes of the workshop will feature an overview presentation and the second half will be reserved for interactive demonstrations and time to answer specific questions from instructors. REGISTER HERE ThingLink is a user-friendly educational technology platform that allows instructors and students alike to create and explore interactive content.  Using tags, additional information provided via text, links, videos, pdf files, polling questions, etc. can be added to a variety of base media that includes standard images and videos, 360 degree media, and 3D rendered objects. In addition, the platform provides users with the ability to create and explore virtual walk-throughs, tours, and branching scenarios that can provide access to real-world environments and situations that might otherwise be inaccessible to learners.   Example of Content Built Using ThingLink 360 media base content with added videos and images Click here to view the accessible version of this interactive content For ThingLink usage in the College of Arts and Sciences here at Ohio State, both instructors and students have the ability to build and share course content with ThingLink that can easily be integrated with Carmen. This includes lecture-style or course presentations, as well as social annotations on documents, images and videos, and creative discussion and community building exercises. In comparison to some other tools used by ASC, ThingLink has a more expansive capability and is able to be used by everyone. The ASC Office of Distance Education is focused on listening to the instructors in our College about the support they need and identifying tools that aid great online and hybrid teaching. Our team believes Thinglink is a tool well-suited to contribute to the instructional goals and student engagement aims of faculty in a variety of subjects and disciplines throughout the College of Arts and Sciences. We look forward to hosting this workshop and hope you will bring your questions and ideas about Thinglink can help with creating the online and hybrid learning experience you envision for your students. REGISTER HERE This event will utilize auto captioning, if you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email Jeremie Smith (smith.12199@osu.edu). Requests made by 11-21-2022 will help us to provide seamless access.   Online (link provided after registration) College of Arts and Sciences Office of Distance Education ascode@osu.edu America/New_York public
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On December 5, 2022, the ASC Office of Distance Education will host an interactive workshop for instructors wishing to learn more about Thinglink, an educational technology tool that is now available for broad use by instructors and students in the College of Arts and Sciences to create and explore interactive content in Carmen. This workshop will include demonstrations of a variety of uses of the Thinglink tool, explanations of the benefits of employing interactive content in online and hybrid courses, and opportunity to explore interactive content examples created by the ASC Office of Distance Education instructional design team.

The first 45 minutes of the workshop will feature an overview presentation and the second half will be reserved for interactive demonstrations and time to answer specific questions from instructors.

REGISTER HERE

ThingLink is a user-friendly educational technology platform that allows instructors and students alike to create and explore interactive content.  Using tags, additional information provided via text, links, videos, pdf files, polling questions, etc. can be added to a variety of base media that includes standard images and videos, 360 degree media, and 3D rendered objects. In addition, the platform provides users with the ability to create and explore virtual walk-throughs, tours, and branching scenarios that can provide access to real-world environments and situations that might otherwise be inaccessible to learners.  

Example of Content Built Using ThingLink

360 media base content with added videos and images


Click here to view the accessible version of this interactive content

For ThingLink usage in the College of Arts and Sciences here at Ohio State, both instructors and students have the ability to build and share course content with ThingLink that can easily be integrated with Carmen. This includes lecture-style or course presentations, as well as social annotations on documents, images and videos, and creative discussion and community building exercises. In comparison to some other tools used by ASC, ThingLink has a more expansive capability and is able to be used by everyone.

The ASC Office of Distance Education is focused on listening to the instructors in our College about the support they need and identifying tools that aid great online and hybrid teaching. Our team believes Thinglink is a tool well-suited to contribute to the instructional goals and student engagement aims of faculty in a variety of subjects and disciplines throughout the College of Arts and Sciences. We look forward to hosting this workshop and hope you will bring your questions and ideas about Thinglink can help with creating the online and hybrid learning experience you envision for your students.

REGISTER HERE

This event will utilize auto captioning, if you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email Jeremie Smith (smith.12199@osu.edu). Requests made by 11-21-2022 will help us to provide seamless access.