Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS)

 

CLAS

 

Transform the way students interact with online media.

Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) is a web-based system that integrates video playback, time based annotation and commenting, recording and media management, all into one application. CLAS encourages self-directed engagement with online content, while at the same facilitating peer to peer learning and collaborative activities such as peer assessment. Besides providing annotation and collaboration, CLAS is also a well-equipped video application with features designed specifically to support education, most notably, flexible and customizable access control of both videos and annotations/comments. UBC faculty, staff, and students can access CLAS at clas.ubc.ca.

Quick Guide Comparison Chart


Features

Comments

Comments

Add comments directly on the media timeline and start threaded discussions

Video and Audio Annotations

Video and Audio Annotations

Add time-specific annotations as you review media

PDF Uploads

PDF Annotations

Upload a PDF file and add in-line audio, video or text annotations

Image Annotations

Image Annotations

Select an area or a point in an image and add an annotation

Import Media

Import Media

Import media directly from YouTube or other self-hosted servers via a URL

Integration

Integration

Integration with Canvas, allowing single sign-on for students. Import enrollments directly from the Student Information System (SIS)

Assignments

Assignments

Create assignment drop boxes for students to submit their media content

Mobile

Mobile

View, record, upload and annotate on your mobile devices

Tags

Tags

Tag your annotations with key works and easily search for them later

Playlists

Playlists

Organize media content using playlists

Analytics

Analytics

View detailed usage data to assess student activity and participation in the course

Groups

Groups

Control participation and content visibility by creating groups

How Are Instructors using CLAS in their Courses?

Advantages

  • Facilitates collaborative, group discussion of audio/ video, image, and PDF files.
  • Enables multimedia and PDF peer assessments through time or text specific commenting.
  • Media and Annotations can be private or shared to groups or the entire class.
  • Allows submission of audio/ video, image, or PDF assignments.
  • Annotations can be made in text or as audio/ video, image, or PDF files.
  • 200GB of media storage.
  • FIPPA compliant, SIS linked.
  • Mobile friendly.

Limitations

  • Cannot edit audio/ video, image, or PDF files within CLAS.
  • Cannot annotate videos (i.e. add markups, arrows, shapes, etc.)
  • Self-record feature is only available on mobile devices.

Getting Started

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