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Canvas Outcomes: The Tool You Need to Begin Conducting Program and Institutional-Level Assessment with Ease

Canvas Outcomes: The Tool You Need to Begin Conducting Program and Institutional-Level Assessment with Ease

Begin program and/our institutional-level assessment with Canvas Outcomes today. What Is “Canvas Outcomes”?             It is a user-friendly Canvas tool in which faculty can: 1) upload program-level or institutional rubrics into courses, apply them to assignments, and rate students on outcomes while grading in Canvas and 2) view aggregate reports of how students fare on […]

Course Review: From One Educator to Another

Course Review: From One Educator to Another

When I first began teaching fully online courses about five years ago, I was lucky that I had some incredible colleagues that let me “borrow” activities, course organization, and other lived-and-learned lessons from their experiences teaching online. I also used our Teaching & Learning Innovations resources — I was part of the Summer 2014 Blended […]

Creating Effective Group Projects in an Online Classroom

Creating Effective Group Projects in an Online Classroom

“To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together.” – African Proverb quoted in Together is Better by Simon Sinek The Group Work Challenge I have been fortunate in my teaching career to work on classes that have creative, meaningful and interesting group projects. The projects my students work on require most of the […]

CI Universal: Something for Everyone

CI Universal: Something for Everyone

First of all, I just wanted to take a moment to welcome you all to the Fall 2018 semester. It’s great to see the campus abuzz with students, faculty, staff, and guests again as we get this semester underway. I also wanted to remind you that Teaching & Learning Innovations (T&LI) is here to support […]

Grading with Rubrics

Grading with Rubrics

I can hear the groans already: “Not another rubric pusher!  Enough with this cockamamie writing-instructor stuff!”  But I am neither a traditional rubric pusher nor a writing instructor.  Instead, I am an art historian who had never graded successfully with rubrics before trying them out in Canvas—and now I absolutely swear by them for Canvas […]

Extra Credit in Canvas

Extra Credit in Canvas

Many of us award extra credit in our courses.  As an art historian, I like to encourage students to visit museums and galleries, attend artists’ talks, watch documentaries, and engage in other co-curricular activities in the world of the visual arts.  It’s very easy to incorporate extra credit into grade calculations when one is grading […]

Building Assignments in Canvas

Building Assignments in Canvas

“But I want my students to learn to keep their own calendars.  Auto-scheduling assignments for them doesn’t support this life skill.” This was a colleague’s comment earlier this year as I was touting the benefits of building assignments in Canvas.  She collects papers in hard copy and had planned to provide students with PDF assignments […]

Accessibility for All

Accessibility for All

The twelfth week is upon us and I have exciting news! There’s a built-in Accessibility Checker in Canvas!! This tool will help as you build out your final activities this semester and is a ‘must use’ when you start developing your spring courses. It is important to create accessible content for students from the onset […]

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