2019 Call for Applications

ATLAS 2019 Call for Applications


The Apereo Teaching and Learning community is seeking submissions for the annual Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards (ATLAS) competition.The award recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement and learning. We invite applications that demonstrate innovative teaching and learning using Sakai, OAE, Karuta, Xerte and/or Opencast.

Based on merit, we hope to select up to six winners. Winners will be announced by the end of March 2019 and recognized at the Open Apereo Conference June 2-6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, US. Registration and travel expenses will be covered for award winners.
For more details about ATLAS, please visit
For further inquiries, please email ATLAS Chair Sophia Stone (sophia.stone@apereo.org) or Andrew Greene (andrew dot greene AT nyu.edu)

This year, the selection process will consist of two steps:

Step 1: Download the application and rubric no later than February 22, 2019.           
Applicants will begin the process of applying for the award by completing a brief questionnaire that enables the applicant to select the innovation rubric and application form that best applies to the entry.

Click here to start the brief filter questionnaire.

Step 2: Complete and submit the application form by February 26, 2019.  
Once you have completed the application form that applies to your entry, save the file as a PDF with your name and the submission date in the file name, for example “ATLAS_cbrown_Feb05_2019.pdf”.  Use the form below to submit your application to the ATLAS awards committee.

Click here to submit your application.


*Notification on Supplementary Videos for Your Application:

We will accept supplementary videos to further demonstrate merits of your course/project or portfolio. It is NOT a requirement. Here are the guidelines for your videos:

  • Videos should be produced to demonstrate innovative teaching and learning of an application, not a snippet of actual learning materials used in an instructional unit of your application.
  • Videos supplement the screenshots you shall provide as the evidence to corroborate your rating for each criterion in the application. They do not replace the screenshots.
  • Videos should be 5 minutes long maximum. For example, you may provide one 5-min-long video or five 1-min-long videos.
  • We encourage you provide English captions in these videos to meet accessibility standards and help peer reviewers understand your video content in case you use French or Spanish language in the video.
  • Please upload videos to YouTube, Vimeo, or other video sharing platform and make them public. Then share the links to these videos in corresponding evidence section of each criterion in the application.