Curio.ca features News in Review, Canada's premier current-event series for the classroom. Hosted by the CBC reporter Michael Serapio, News in Review is the only resource that gives students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. Each story also comes with a teacher resource guide that teases out key concepts and questions.
Teachers and students searching for a specific story can choose from drop-down lists of shows, categories and collections, as well as simple or advanced search engines.
Teachers can create and save playlists for their lesson plans and easily integrate content into their institution’s courseware.
As of September 2014 we began adding closed captioning to our programs. Most newly added programs feature captioning as do a selection of legacy titles. This feature will expand to all Curio.ca programming over time.
Our enhanced curriculum correlations help teachers quickly and precisely identify the content they seek. Curio.ca programming is automatically correlated to specific course options in all K-12 provincial curricula from coast to coast.
A simple SSO solution is available allowing two kinds of access to Curio.ca: anonymous access for students and registered access for teachers.
Anonymous access is generally granted for a 24-hour period. Registered access is limited to one access per account (no sharing is possible).
The Curio.ca catalogue’s MARC records and enriched metadata allow library and technical staff to seamlessly import data into their library systems.
Subscribers have the option of either generating a full list of MARC records or limiting their selection by customized date range. Records can also be viewed or downloaded individually at the bottom of each program page.
Curio.ca offers an advanced tool for data analytics, including real-time reporting for page views, content play and user visits.
Dashboards offer a summary of many reports on a single page, presenting the most important performance indicators, including monthly statistics, most requested content, most active IP addresses and users. Easy customization is also an option.
Monthly Curio.ca newsletters inform subscribers of the latest program additions, platform feature updates, news and events. Be sure to check out our Curio.ca catalogue, with clickable links to a selection of our top new releases, classroom favourites, must-see documentary series and collections.