Frequently Asked Questions

How to get started?
  • Login or Signup
  • Search for friends or saved collections
  • Save a link to your favorite article, book, video, or more...
  • Combine your content into collections (Chunks)
  • Learn more:  Watch our FAQ videos
What are "Chunks"?
  • Chunks are collections of educational resources such as articles, videos, podcasts, books, and more
  • Learn more: Watch our FAQ videos
Who uses Course Chunks?
  • Anyone doing research: You can use Chunks to collect your findings!
  • Any team or community building an educational library. You can export your collections back to your own website using our embed tools (or our API, if you are a developer)
  • Any parent.  You can collect articles, audio and videos for your kid to watch, read or listen to later
  • Any teacher, professors, or instructional designer:  You can export your collections directly into your courses using our Canvas LMS integration
  • Anyone building courses! 
How much does it cost?

It's 100% free for most people.  Please see our pricing page for more details

What is the difference between "Chunks" and "Collections of Chunks"?
  • A "chunk" is a collection of articles, videos, books, blogs, etc...
  • A "collection of chunks" is just what it sounds like!  It is a collection of chunks.  Put your chunks together, and give them super-powers 🙂
  • Learn more: Watch our FAQ videos
How do I make "chunks"?
How do I create a new "Collection of Chunks"?
  • First login (or signup), then you can create a new Collection of Chunks by clicking here.
  • Our recommendation is to start by first saving a couple of chunks (which are collections of articles, videos, podcasts, etc).
  • Then, put your chunks together, and give them super-powers
  • Learn more: Watch our FAQ videos
What does "Chunking" mean?

"Chunking" is the idea of breaking down a big (hard to understand) concept into smaller pieces. 

The idea of "chunking" is used in teaching, and is nicely explained by Dr. Barbara Oakley, University of California, San Diego:  "When you first look at a brand new concept it sometimes doesn't make much sense... Chunking is the mental leap that helps you unite bits of information together through meaning. The new logical whole makes the chunk easier to remember, and also makes it easier to fit the chunk into the larger picture of what you're learning."

Learn more: Watch our FAQ videos

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