There’s a wealth of knowledge on the Web – why not bring it into your Versal course? It’s easy with the Generic Embed gadget.

With this gadget, you no longer have to create all of the content from scratch. If you find something on the Web, bring it directly into your course. Embedding preexisting content makes creating courses faster than ever and offers your students diverse content in engaging formats (For fun, we’ve listed See a list of our favorite embed services below).

Generic Embed has actually been available for several weeks, but today we’re going to explain all the ways you can use this gadget to embed your favorite, interactive content from across the web into a Versal course. Check out the video below.

The embed gadget allows authors to bring in content from many existing services into a Versal course using embed codes, such as EdPuzzle, Geogebra, Padlet, Remind, Slideshare and Plotly. There are literally thousands of services that offer embeds, and many of work well in an educational context. See a list of our favorite embed services below.

With Generic embed, bring interactive content from virtually any service directly into your Versal course. Offer student’s greater context create self-contained instructional units, without the risk of losing our students to all the distractions of surfing on the Web. Even flip your classroom and empower students to create their own courses.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use the Generic Embed gadget, be sure to check out this course.

Below is a partial list of our favorite educational services that can be embedded into a Versal course. Take a look and let us know if you have any suggestions!

Presentation/Video

EdPuzzle

Educanon

Knowmia

Voicethread

ShowMe

Slideshare

 

Math/Science

PhET

Next Gen Molecular Workbench

Geogebra

Plotly

Trinket.io

 

Curation tools

Padlet

Blendspace

Storify

Pathbrite

Curriculet

 

Interactive media

Thinglink

Storyboard That

StoryMapJS

Popplet

MuseScore

AudioBoom

 

Communication

Remind