Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing flipped classroom material, part of Teaching with Lynda.com.
- [Voiceover] One of the challenges to running a flipped classroom is being able to communicate to students what's expected or what they're supposed to watch prior to coming to class, as well as providing the resource to the students. In this video, we're going to talk about how we can use playlists to easily do this for Lynda.com content. For example, let's say that I want to have my students start learning about photography, and by the way, I actually did this as a science teacher. I wanted my students to have great photography skills, so they could document their process as they moved through various experiments and through the project-based learning we did in the classroom.
So I used this Introduction to Photography course. I have the course open in the second tab here, and here, under chapter three, which is exposure and light meters, perhaps this is a chapter I'd like to assign as a flipped classroom assignment. Now, I could simply link to this entire course, and tell students, be sure to only watch chapter three, but that can a little bit confusing. So I'd like to do, is to take just chapter three out of this course and be able to send that to my students. To get started, let's go ahead and create a playlist by clicking on the Add to Playlist item in the upper-right-hand corner and selecting New Playlist.
I'm going to call this playlist, Flipped Classroom Lesson. If I'd like, I can give it a description. And there's two options for how I want to add content to this playlist. I could choose to add a single video or I can add the entire course. Now because I'd like to assign a chapter of this course, let's go and leave course selected, and then click create. And so at this point, we've actually created our new playlist, and we've added this entire course to it. The next step is to go ahead and pull out all the content but the one chapter we want to send to students and then share it with them. To do this, let's go and head to the playlist center by coming up to where our name appears in the upper-right-hand corner, putting our cursor over it, and then selecting Playlists from the drop-down menu.
On the left-hand side, I can see that Flipped Classroom Lesson playlist that we just created, and when I click on it, I can see that our course has been added to it. Let's go and click Edit Playlist, and at this point, you could actually change the name of the playlist, go ahead and add a description if you didn't do that prior, and we can also open up the entire course to view all of its contents. Now when we're editing a playlist, we have the ability to turn off various parts of the course. So, for example, I can come to a chapter level item, and if I turn it off, everything that's inside that chapter will disappear. If I wanted to, I could simply go through and turn off every single chapter in this course until I was only left with what I want, which is Chapter Three- Exposure and Light Meters.
However, here's a little quick tip that will allow you to quickly pull a chapter out of a course so you don't have to worry about turning off all the other chapters. To do this, on the left-hand side where these dots appear, I'm simply going to go in and click those for the chapter I'd like to assign to my students, and I'm going to drag it to the very bottom of all of this content and then release it. What's happened at this point is I actually have two different items now that are part of this playlist. I have the entire course, and I've pulled a chapter out of that course. What I'm going to do now is just delete the entire course from this playlist and all I'm left with is Chapter Three and chapter three's four videos.
At this point, I'm ready to share this playlist with my students. One thing I'd like to point out is that these changes already saved automatically so there's no save button that you have to hit. We can simply go back to our My Playlist section by clicking on the link in the navigation at the top of the page, and let's make sure it's public so that we can share it with our students, and then let's go ahead and click the Share button. I'm going to choose to share this as a link that my students can click on and now there's two options that I have for copying this link. I'd highly recommend you use the top option, which is to share the link with someone else that's inside the Enterprise account for your Lynda.com group.
That means that if your students have access to Lynda.com through the school, and you share this particular link with them, all they have to do is click on the link, and they'll be able to log in through your university and view the content. This will just help simplify the login process for your students. I'm going to go ahead and copy that top link, and let's head to a different web browser where I'm actually logged in as a student. Because this student is already logged in as a Lynda.com member, all they have to do is navigate to the link that you send them, and they're going to have the opportunity to subscribe to this playlist.
When they subscribe to the playlist, they can now view the playlist that you created, and when they open that playlist, they're going to see just the content that you want them to watch. Using playlist to share material for flipped classroom is a great way to make sure students know exactly what it is you want them to watch and it also separates that material from the rest of the course so they can focus on getting their homework done.
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