This guide will walk you through creating your own CardDecks, which are collections of cards.
What's a CardDeck?
A CardDeck is a single card on a specific topic that contains links to other cards on that topic--a collection of cards.
CardDecks are one-stop-shops to connect people to content. Rather than repeating content, CardDecks act as a springboard.
While a CardDeck may also contain a few other resources, such as PDFs or video links, the majority of the content should link to other cards.
Here are a couple examples:
CardDeck: Sustainability by Mark Daugherty (MSOE)
CardDeck: First Year Students by Davood Askari (Wichita State), Heather Dillion (U of Portland), Jared Schoepf (ASU), and Krista Kecskemety (OSU)
How do CardDecks help?
Find related resources more quickly
Provide instant depth into a topic
Facilitate collaboration and discussion
Why should I make a CardDeck?
Interested in a topic and already doing the research for it on our site? If there isn't already a CardDeck for it, help yourself and others by creating one (or more!) to hold the results of your research.
Have you created a series of modules that are related (same topic, same course, same technique)? Connect them with a CardDeck!
Example: CardDeck: Integrated e-Learning Modules created by University of New Haven
Do I need to have "CardDeck" in the title?
Generally, yes. This will help instantly signal what the card contains.
There are exceptions where you may just see "Collection" in the title, or "carddeck" in the Description field only.
We are working to consolidate all such titles, but a few may remain as-is on a case-by-case basis.
Example: Ideation Toolkit. This is a collection of cards, yet "Toolkit" already suggests this. In this case, we have added "carddeck" in the Description field.
If you're unsure, ask us! Post your questions in the Discussion box below.
I'm ready! How do I create one?
Skip down to the Instructor Tips for the process. And remember, ask us anything in the Discussion box below!