How to Use Camerise

Frequently Asked Questions and Resources for Camerise

Who runs the Camerise FSL/FLA site?

Camerise is an initiative run by a group of teachers and professors from across Canada who are looking to encourage French language learners and teachers. The Repository is an open and collaborative network of instructional materials, research, and professional development tools created for Canadians learning, teaching, and involved in FSL/FLA education.

What’s available on Camerise?

Camerise hosts and links to over 300 articles, activities and websites that have been curated for French language learning. The site hosts and links to resources for promoting language instruction, listening and reading activities, professional development for language instructors, and more!

How do I find resources on Camerise?

The website landing page is a great place to start! It has a list of our resources which you can browse through. At the top of that page are filters which you can apply to narrow your search. One of the great things about Camerise is that everything submitted has relevant language learning tags, subjects and programs.

You can also share boards and browse through them to find interesting articles grouped together that other people have flagged as interesting.

Finally, if you find a great article, we’ve tried to suggest a few similar ones for you to explore!

How can I use articles from Camerise?

Great question! You can use the links and resources however you choose, although carefully read the licence information as each resource will have its own restrictions. And if you find some articles you love, you can group them together and share them via a board!

How can I submit something to Camerise?

We are always looking for amazing resources that help teach French language skills and inspire learners. Feel free to submit a new resource through our “Add New Resource” button on the homepage. We’re also looking for open content that you’ve created and that you’re willing to upload to Camerise and share with other FSL/FLA teachers and learners! Click here to submit a link to something else And click here to submit your own work.

To join the discussion, click here to head over to our help forum.

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Best Practices

For Finding Resources

There are several ways you can find teaching and learning resources on Camerise:

  • Search from the search bar on the home page, using the dropdown menus to further refine your results by subject, program, or education level.
  • Browse resources by scrolling through the collection on the home page, then perform a keyword search or use the dropdown menus to narrow your results.
  • Share a collection of your favourite resources with others by selecting Save to board then sharing a link to your board.

Submitting Resources

Thank you for your interest in adding resources to Camerise! User-submitted resources are the foundation of this site. You can either submit your own resource (e.g. lesson plan, worksheet, quiz) or a link to something created externally (e.g. YouTube video). If you submit an external resource, be sure to write the description in your own words and refrain from copying text from other websites. Additionally, refrain from submitting resources that are behind a paywall.

Authoring Resources

Camerise is a collection of open resources and we look forward to including yours. When authoring resources, we encourage you to select a more permissive Creative Commons license, which will allow others to use, share, repurpose and remix your work. Additionally, please ensure prior to depositing resources that they:

  • Support sound pedagogical practice and can be successfully used by others
  • Advance FSL/FLA professional learning and sharing
  • Contain accurate and relevant content knowledge
  • Are developmentally and culturally appropriate
  • Are up to date and contain active URLs

Note: Materials that contain offensive or inappropriate content will not be published.

Editorial Guidelines & Rules For Publishing Camerise Resources

Posting Camerise Content

Before adding a resource, please check that it meets the following criteria:

  • It is relevant to FSL/FLA teaching, learning, or research.
  • It is of good quality.
  • It is already available publicly online, or you are authorized to propose it under its licence or with permission from its author.
  • It is openly accessible without creating an account or logging in.
  • It is accessible using software or browser applications supported in modern operating systems and browsers.
  • The Terms of Use section of the resource has no specific linking prohibitions.

If your proposed resource fails to meet any of the criteria or is already present in the repository, your resource will not be added to the collection.

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Authoring Content

All Camerise content submissions will be subject to the Camerise Non-Exclusive Distribution License. By signing and submitting a resource, you (the author(s) or copyright owner) grants to Camerise the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission (including the abstract) worldwide in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.

You agree that Camerise may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.

You also agree that Camerise may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, back-up and preservation.

You represent that the submission is your original work, and that you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. You also represent that your submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone’s copyright.

If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant Camerise the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.

IF THE SUBMISSION IS BASED UPON WORK THAT HAS BEEN SPONSORED OR SUPPORTED BY AN AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY SUCH CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT. Camerise will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.

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