Gadget Spotlight: Visual Ranker

Versal Visual Ranker Gadget

  The list doesn’t destroy culture; it creates it. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists. – Umberto Eco Lists aren’t just an internet obsession, they’re one of humankind’s original cultural products. Nearly 4,000 years ago, ancient rulers created the Sumerian King List to legitimize their claim to authority and tout a…Read more

Gadget Spotlight: Categories


A wise teacher once told me that there are two kinds of people in the world – those who put things into categories, and those who don’t know what they’re missing. With Versal’s Categories gadget, put yourself firmly in the first camp, and quiz your students on all the things they need to know. Categories…Read more

Congrats to the Pin Win Teach winners!

We received over 40 entries and 3,000 verified votes.


Versal’s Pin Win Teach Pinterest contest is officially over and we’ve tallied the votes. Now it’s time to announce the winners! But first, a quick look back at the contest. After 30 days of voting, we had 44 entries and over 3,000 verified votes. Entries covered a wide range of creative ideas, from digital greenhouses…Read more

How and why to study music theory

A guest post from Robert Schleeter, music educator, composer and Versal Teacher-In-Residence


One night, I downloaded 60 pages of musician jokes. If you take out the catty references to lack of financial resources and bad instrumental tone, what’s left are some poignant clichés. There’s the singer who doesn’t know where to come in, the guitarist who can’t read music, and you probably know the rest. Are these…Read more

Introducing the Versal mobile player

Now take Versal courses directly on iOS and Android devices


Smartphones and tablets have become a day-to-day part of our lives. And the opportunity to learn on-the-go is not only a huge benefit, it’s a requirement. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our new mobile player. Now easily take interactive Versal courses via iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. We’ve always envisioned mobile…Read more

Blending Instagram into my classroom

Guest post from a science teacher and Versal Teacher-In-Residence


My high school science students had a special name they liked to call me: “The teacher in heels that raps.” I’d often build rapport by tossing a rhyme or two into my instruction, even add rhyme and rhythm into their assignments. A little “chalk talk” to show them it was ok to relax and take risks on…Read more

What’s on your edtech wishlist?

Announcing the our new Pinterest Contest!


It’s #BackToSchool season, and we’re throwing a Pinterest contest to celebrate! K-12 teachers, here’s an opportunity to share your best ideas for creative edtech projects in the classroom. You could win a $2,015 grand prize for the upcoming school year! Plus, we’re giving away ten $100 prizes.

Introducing the teacher-powered Versal Gadget Market (Beta)

Discover and share interactive content and exercises for your courses

market-launch blog

An online course is a creative and inventive way to engage students and present educational content. Yet it can also be time-intensive, and finding great content can be a challenge. Today, we’re launching the Versal Gadget Market, a resource for teachers to discover and share content for courses and lessons directly within Versal. It’s a…Read more

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    Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses - no coding required.

    The Internet has connected all of us like never before. And yet, online learning is often one-dimensional - limited to videos and slide decks. It doesn’t have to be that way. Computers, and the modern Internet, are designed for interactivity.