Aula grounds its ecosystem approach to integrations in social learning theory. In order to deliver effective social learning at scale, educators and students must have easy, seamless and consistent access to the subject-specific, collaborative tools that they need in order to focus shared attention on resources, imitate experts and develop empathetic understanding of one another’s perspectives in a way that mirrors the social learning cycle. 

To add an integration (aside from assessments), you just need to copy and paste the url (for example, into a feed post, a message or into materials if you're an educator). 

If you're an educator and want to add a Turnitin or Handin assessment, you can do that by:


Here's a list of integrations:

🛠 Assessments 

Turnitin

  • Internet-based plagiarism detection service. Helps to engage students in the writing process and provides personalised feedback Often used for summative feedback
  • If you're an educator, here's how you create an assessment

Handin

  • Assessment tool which Aula built - designed with formative assessment in mind
  • If you're an educator, here's how you create an assessment

Nearpod

  • Interactive presentation and assessment too. Create quizzes, polls, videos, images, drawing boards etc to encourage alternative and dynamic forms of learning and ways of interacting with lecture material
  • You can access it here

🛠 Group collaboration

Padlet

  • Online bulletin board that allows you to display information in multiple forms (images, videos, links) for any topic (visually aesthetic learning material)
  • If you want a Padlet, we can create one for you; just get in touch with the Partner Success team via support@aula.education or the question mark at the bottom of the Aula page. Alternatively, you can set one up here

Pinterest

  • A social media platform that encourages users to post images and videos to their own or other’s boards. It acts as a personal digital pinboard of information and ideas 
  • Great for visual and creative subjects but potential to be used in any setting.
  • You can create a Pinterest here

🛠 Quizzes

Google Form

  • Encourages feedback and assessment for learning
  • You can create a Google Form here

Typeform

  • Encourages the use of surveys and enables quick and easy data collection/ feedback
  • You can create a Typeform here

🛠 Videos

Youtube

  • Youtube is a source of visual and audio learning, that enhances visual literacy and creativity
  • YouTube is located here

Vimeo

  • Open video platform (ad-free). Encourages visual and creative ways of learning and engaging with lecture material
  • You can access it here

Nearpod

  • Interactive presentation and assessment too. Create quizzes, polls, videos, images, drawing boards etc to encourage alternative and dynamic forms of learning and ways of interacting with lecture materia
  • You can access Nearpod here

🛠 Social Media

Pinterest

  • A social media platform that encourages users to post images and videos to their own or other’s boards. It acts as a personal digital pinboard of information and ideas 
  • You can create a Pinterest here

Twitter

  • An online news and social networking service, which encourages users to post and interact with others via messaging (“tweets”) 
  • Access Twitter here

🛠 Code

Github

  • GitHub is a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration. Multiple users can work on projects from anywhere. Great for social learning (peer to peer, peer to educator, class to industry)
  • Pasting a link to a Github repository = a custom Github block that displays the name, author and number of stars of the repository. You can then open the block to reveal an embedded view of the readMe of the repository.
  • Github is located here

CodePen

  • Online code editor and open source learning environment. Enables students to showcase, assess and collaborate on code
  • Pasting  a link to a pen = an embedded view of that pen (Useful for sharing pieces of frontend-related code)
  • CodePen is available here

🛠 Music Notation

Flat.io

  • Create, edit, listen, print, share and collaborate on music notation in your web browser (no download or installation required)
  • Pasting a link to a flat partition in the editor = an embedded view of that partition (You can view and play the partition in the embedded view)
  • You can access it here

🛠 Documentation 

Slideshare

  • Enables files (PowerPoint, Word, PDF, infographics, videos) to be shared easily, publicly or privately
  • Tip: make sure the sharing settings on the files allow students to see them
  • You can access this here

Google Doc + Sheets + Slides

  • Enables files to be shared easily, publicly or privately
  • Tip: make sure the sharing settings on the files allow students to see them
  • These are available here

Clip it!

  • A clipboard manager
  • This is available here

Talis

  • Insert your class reading lists directly into Aula!
  • More information here



🛠 File storage and hosting

Google Drive

  • File storage. An easy place to store and share files, encouraging users to collaborate and avoid the risk of ‘losing’ documents
  • Tip: make sure the sharing settings on the files allow students to see them
  • You can find Google Drive here

OneDrive

  • File storage. An easy place to store and share files, encouraging users to collaborate and avoid the risk of ‘losing’ documents
  • OneDrive is available here

Dropbox

  • File hosting service. An easy place to store and share files, encouraging users to collaborate and avoid the risk of ‘losing’ documents
  • Dropbox is located here

For a more in-depth look at the Aula Integrations with Evidence Base, take a look at our document here.

Can't find what you're looking for? You can hyperlink out to other tools and platforms by hovering over text and pressing the hyperlink icon. 

It'd be really useful for us to know what other tools and platforms you love using - let us know by getting in touch via support@aula.education or the question mark at the bottom of the Aula page. 

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