As of March 17, users from SFU will be able to login to SOL*R using their existing SFU accounts. As part of a pilot project to test out Shibboleth integration, we have chosen SOL*R as the first test site to integrate.
Once SFU users have logged in, they are also presented with the choice of merging their old CAS/SOL*R account with their SFU account, thus preserving all of the work they had done previously.
Based on this successful pilot, expect to see other institutions connected to BCcampus services via Shibboleth in the future.
The availability of Free and Open educational resources is exploding. As is the availability of Open Textbooks. Yet often educators are unaware of these resources, and finding them through a generic Google search can be daunting.
In order to help raise awareness off the availability of these resources, and maake them easier to find, BCcampus has created the Free Learning site – http://freelearning.bccampus.ca/ . From this site, which requires no accounts or login, you can
- find new Open Education Sites and search within JUST THOSE SITES
- find new Open Textbook sites and search within JUST THOSE SITES
- learn about new Open content initiatives here in BC
- easily see all the Creative Commons content currently available in the BCcampus Shareable Online Learning Resources service
- read and subscribe to the latest Open Content news
For institutional reps, you may also be interested to learn how BCcampus can create a free version of this site for your own campus, with your own branding and domain name, or else how you can incorporate any of these searches into your own local serves and sites. Please contact Scott Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 250-415-3490 for more details.
Wikieducator and the Center for Open and Sustainable Leearning have released the “OER Handbook for Educators” and invaluable guide to finding, creating and sharing open educational resources. It is available for free at http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator_version_one