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Teacher Authoring Tools: ANVILL & H5P

By Jeff Magoto
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:17

Recent Webcast: ANVILL and H5P were featured in a recent webcast from the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT). The webinar offered "prequel" screencasts, which walk you through the most basic uses of the tools including how ANVILL can now be used with H5P. This video of a beginning Portuguese class gives you some idea of how H5P's Interactive Video app can be used for "in-class flipped learning". The lessons students are working with are built with ANVILL's media tool; the interactivity is all H5P.

bene's class screenflow



How does it work?
ANVILL is designed to work with all modern web browsers. On desktop computers, it’s optimized for use with Google Chrome and Firefox. On mobile devices it runs well on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. As both a lesson authoring tool and a repository for recorded speech, it unifies task and production in a straightforward way.

Why the “LTI”?
ANVILL is LTI compatible. LTI stands for “learning tool interoperability” and it’s an open standard that enables ANVILL to run inside of learning management systems (LMSs) such as Moodle or Canvas.

Who can use it?
ANVILL-LTI is a web-based service of the Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon —there's nothing to download. Like its predecessor, ANVILL-LTI is free to qualified language educators—those working in not-for-profit educational institutions around the world.

Where’s my data?
Currently, all ANVILL-LTI course materials reside on servers at the University of Oregon. ANVILL-LTI users must abide by the university's policies on acceptable IT use.

How do I get access to ANVILL-LTI?
Just go to the ANVILL home page and create an account. Documentation and screencasts are also available there.