How to Use the MOOC-Pack Library


Navigating the Website

You can navigate to the different pages of this website using the links in the main navigation bar at the top right of your screen. If you need to contact us with any questions or concerns, or if you would like to join the IWP Distance Learning mailing list, visit the CONTACT | HELP | FEEDBACK page. To browse our MOOC-Packs, visit the MOOC-PACKS page. To enter any given MOOC-Pack, click the "Enter" button next to your MOOC-Pack of choice.

Using the MOOC-Packs

Upon entering a MOOC-Pack, you will see that it is divided into individual classes, usually including a "Welcome Session" and a "Farewell Session." These individual classes offer a suggested progression through each MOOC-Pack as a whole, but need not be strictly followed; you are free to use the content in a way that best suits your needs and interests. The individual class pages can be found linked on a navigation bar on the left side of each page within any given MOOC-Pack. The classes feature a variety of contents for your use, each of which can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the appropriately labelled button.

Downloading Content

All of the content for each class within a MOOC-Pack will be linked to its own button on the class page. To download a specific piece of content, simply click the button to open it. All documents will open in a new window and can be downloaded from there; the video button will link to Vimeo, where you can watch it or download it. If you have trouble streaming video with your internet connection, you will have the option to download the audio-only file or the written transcript.

Teaching Tools

Each class page offers a number of supplemental contents to accompany the class video, which can be used for teaching in face-to-face or virtual class settings and study groups, or simply for personal browsing. Supplemental content includes writing assignments related to the class video, questions to lead constructive group discussions about the video content, and recommendations for further reading.

A Note on Content Use

All of the content featured on this website is Copyright © 2015-2017 The University of Iowa, which as part of its IWP Distance Learning MOOC-Pack Library grants to you a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable royalty-free license to download, view, copy, display and print its MOOC-Pack content solely for your non-commercial face-to-face use of it in a local community-based study group or workshop setting.

Getting Started

If you're ready to get started, visit the MOOC-PACKS page to begin browsing our MOOC-Packs!