CLAS

CLAS is a web-based system that integrates video playback, time based annotation and commenting, recording and media management all combined into one application. Students are able to manage their personal annotations and notes to promote self-directed study, while at the same time engaging in social commenting and discussion with their classmates to encourage peer learning.This workshop will begin with an overview of CLAS and how the application has been used around campus as a powerful teaching tool. It will then lead into the hands-on tutorial segment on setting up and managing a CLAS site.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Gain a better sense of what CLAS is and what it is capable of
  • Get some ideas on how to incorporate CLAS into your course
  • Know the basics on how to set-up and manage a CLAS site
  • Know what resources are available to you

For more information, teaching stories, updates and user guides, visit clas.ubc.ca


Schedule

Register for a workshop by clicking on a session listed below.

  • Jan
    19

    (WEBINAR) Engaging Students Through Annotations – January 19, 2021

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    With educational technologies, the age old use of annotations takes on new dimensions. More specifically, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) allows students to comment directly on PDFs, reply to other comments and organize their observations, leading them to engage with textual materials in a more meaningful way. The Collaborate Ultra whiteboard provides a space for students to annotate documents in real time, allowing them to build on each other's knowledge to make new connections, together. This workshop will explore the pedagogical use of annotation tools such as CLAS and Collaborate Ultra whiteboard. Participants will leave the session with new ideas on how social annotation can benefit their classes.

  • Jan
    21

    (WEBINAR) CLAS: Collaborative Learning Annotation System – January 21, 2021

    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    CLAS encourages self-directed engagement with online content while facilitating peer learning and collaboration at the same time. Besides providing annotation and collaboration, CLAS is also a well-equipped media application with features designed specifically to support education - most notably, to provide flexible and customizable access control of both videos and annotations/comments.

  • Jan
    25

    (WEBINAR) Exploring Peer Assessments: A Comparative View of Canvas Peer Review, CLAS, ComPAIR and iPeer – January 25, 2021

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Exploring Peer Assessments is the ideal session for instructors looking to better understand how peer reviews can work in their classrooms and the learning tools that can help implement these activities. This online webinar will present a comparative view of some of the Faculty of Arts’ best used peer assessment tools: Canvas Peer Review, iPeer, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) and ComPAIR.

  • Feb
    18

    (WEBINAR) Engaging Students Through Annotations – February 18, 2021

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    With educational technologies, the age old use of annotations takes on new dimensions. More specifically, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) allows students to comment directly on PDFs, reply to other comments and organize their observations, leading them to engage with textual materials in a more meaningful way. The Collaborate Ultra whiteboard provides a space for students to annotate documents in real time, allowing them to build on each other's knowledge to make new connections, together. This workshop will explore the pedagogical use of annotation tools such as CLAS and Collaborate Ultra whiteboard. Participants will leave the session with new ideas on how social annotation can benefit their classes.