It was a pleasure to be a part of the BCNET Higher Education IT Conference in Vancouver last week. In particular, various discussions with my fellow attendees helped me to further clarify the positioning of the Grav CMS for use in the field of education.


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I am really looking forward to being part of the BCNET 2017 conference in Vancouver next week.

Here is the description of my session:

Leveraging A Modern Flat-File CMS As An Open And Collaborative Partner For Your LMS
(3:15pm on April 25th)

Want to provide instructors with the flexibility of a personal open platform that is database free while still keeping sensitive student data on university servers? Looking to enable course participants to contribute to their own online open environment? Want to help instructors meet unmet pedagogical goals due to current LMS constraints? The modern flat-file CMS Grav (getgrav.org) might be your answer!


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I recently tweeted some reasons why the Grav Open Course Hub is actually Open, and I thought I would share them here:


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Documentation for hibbittsdesign.org Grav open education projects is now available at learn.hibbittsdesign.org.

Served using Grav and the Learn2 with Git Sync theme for an open and collaborative workflow… of course!

New Grav open education project docs at learn.hibbittsdesign.org Figure 1. New Grav open education project docs at learn.hibbittsdesign.org.

Grav’s Layered Conceptual Design
Figure 1. Grav’s Layered Conceptual Design.

The Grav Course Hub project was created for individual tech-savvy instructors who want an open and collaborative course space in their full control.

Flipped LMS Approach Using Grav Course Hub with Git Sync
Figure 1. Flipped LMS approach using Grav Course Hub with Git Sync.

Diagram of Grav with Git Sync supported collaboration and workflows
Figure 1. Grav with Git Sync supported collaboration and workflows.

Grav CMS ePortfolio Blog Project GitHub Repository

Grav ePortfolio Blog Skeleton Package