Web-based instruction

This section includes information on using the web to teach (meaning that the students will use the web rather then you, the instructor). Some of the web demos (below) can also be incorporated into web-based teaching.

Web-based demonstration

Stuff you might hook up a computer to the big screen to demonstrate a point, or perhaps that you might add to your own web materials for a course. Many of the materials made in the past require browser plug-ins that are now unsupported.

Software (packages that in a sense are web-browsers)

Functioning well (includes sites requiring Flash)

Stilll functional if you have the plug-ins but may not stay that way (Sites requiring Shockwave, QuickTime plugin). Apple has discontinued their QuickTime plug-in, breaking some video and QTVR sites. Adobe has announced that Director, the main generator for Shockwave materials, is discontinued and so it is likely that the Shockwave plug-in will fade out over time.

Dead or dying (Sites not displaying properly within Safari but might still work in other situations)

Content Generation

Melissa Bernardino created a series of instructional videos and written instructions to make 3-D images and embed them in pdf files. These instructions cover basic use of Blender, for making 3-D objects, converting these to a format that can be embedded as an interactive figure. They also cover creation of interactive figures with Acrobat Flash/Animator and embeding those within pdf files.

Classroom demonstration

Materials and ideas for demonstrations in the classroom of all kinds.

Electronic resources

Stuff you could incorporate in class, either indices to resources or local resources.


Any other information of use in teaching (might include lists of other web sites that CU instructors have found very useful). Includes software to be used by students.