[workshop] Scalar in the Classroom


Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10:30am to 12:30pm


Remote delivery (Zoom)

Stylized S logo of the Scalar online publishing platform within a white circle on top of a light blue squareIntroducing multimedia assignments into a class for the first time can seem intimidating. Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform designed to make it easy for authors and instructors to create born-digital scholarship online. It enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

In this workshop, which is focused on adapting existing course assignments, we will help you:

  • Map existing learning objectives to a new Scalar assignment through backwards design principles
  • Understand Scalar's affordances and key features to ensure that using the platform will strengthen the assignment
  • Sign up for Harvard's Scalar installation
  • Learn how to set up a Scalar book, add and annotate media and writing, and more
  • Plan how to introduce Scalar or other technologies in a course
  • Develop a strategy to assess digital assignments

This workshop is aimed at Harvard faculty, TFs, and teaching staff.