LiberCloud Overview

LiberCloud is a cloud-based platform to create and publish interactive multimedia web pages using a computer or mobile device. Authoring content on LiberCloud requires virtually no technical skills. That means your focus is on your creativity, writing, and research. LiberCloud provides you with simple tools you can master in minutes. Graphics design or webpage layout? No worries. LiberCloud provides default layout options from which you choose the one best suited to your project.

LiberCloud allows educators to create and organize coursework via a content platform designed to save time and to let you get more done with less effort. Instructors can share, reuse, and adapt each other’s materials as well as allowing students to contribute and participate online.

LiberCloud gives educators more control over their courses, specifically how to combine content and assets in lessons and lesson plans, reuse content and assets across lesson plans, and leverage the latest technology to make the results interactive and engaging for learners.

LiberCloud’s unique and modular content management approach gives instructors the flexibility to collaboratively create structured courses as well as incorporate impromptu material in the coursework.

Library

The library organizes content in object containers: Assets, LiberPages, LiberBooks, Surveys, and Tests. The design intent for the container views is to improve instructors’ productivity, to reduce context changes and clicks by providing the minimal but sufficient information to confidently narrow on the objects of interest from similar ones, and to perform the desired action(s) in place.

Filters, sort options, and full-text search, by title, author, or content let you find content items very quickly.

Flexibility without the complexity: Assets, LiberPages and LiberBooks

A LiberPage is essentially a web page composed of various assets. A LiberPage could be a lecture that you prepare ahead of time and want to share with students or research that you assign students to read independently.

A LiberBook is an aggregation of LiberPages and could be a chapter of the course that you have prepared ahead of time, or a section that you opt to build organically as lessons and exercises are completed during the course. LiberPages and LiberBooks can also be projects you assign to students to work on individually or collaboratively as a group.

Asset types supported on LiberCloud include multiple traditional and Internet media types. This include rich text, images, uploaded videos, embedded videos from YouTube® or similar sites, LiberCloud slideshows, LiberCloud own canvas asset type, Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents, embedded Office Online documents, Google Doc, Web captures, and Web links.

Assessments: Surveys and Tests

Gathering feedback is important in order to adapt the delivery of training to an audience or personalize coursework. LiberCloud offers a suite of assessment tools that work seamlessly with and leverage the rich set of asset types LiberCloud provides. This seamless integration saves time and makes it far easier for educators to use coursework material in assessments and surveys, and vice versa use surveys and assessments in coursework.

 

The assessment data gathered resides on the same platform you use for other coursework, or you can export it to your favorite grade book.

My Briefcase

The Briefcase is a personal organizer where teachers, students, and authors manage and keep track of work to do and assignments. If you are an instructor, the Briefcase lets you view your assignments to the students, organized by date or by week. Work you assign to yourself is stored separately within the Briefcase. For students, the Briefcase includes all the assignments that instructors have assigned as well as those that are self-assigned.

Ubiquitous availability, on any platform

LiberCloud functionality is available to anyone, anywhere as long as they have access to a network or Wi-Fi. Given LiberCloud’s responsive design, it is accessible from any device from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones. Students in any location have access to the same material, the same content and the same interactivity as those in the classroom and on the device of their choice.