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Cooperative Learning — Teaching Effectively in Canvas

August 31, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Teaching Effectively in Canvas workshop, the Cooperative Learning session examines the defining elements of cooperative learning and explores how to use Canvas to create and enrich cooperative learning opportunities for students. Participants will gain experience with a variety of collaborative tools in Canvas and investigate ways to adapt cooperative activities to their own classroom needs.

  • Canvas Tools Addressed: Groups, Discussions, Google & Collaborations, Assignments, Quizzes.
  • Teaching & Learning Principles that Benefit Students: Cooperative learning, Collaborative learning, Project-based Assignments, Scaffolding.
  • Administrative Principles that Benefit Instructors: Teaching interpersonal skills and setting expectations for group productivity prevents future group-work headaches.
  • Post-Session: Individual consulting in your Canvas course after the session.

Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a new Faculty Engagement program designed to help make good teaching easier for instructors. It is comprised of four guided face-to-face workshops, with multiple sessions offered of each workshop. Each of the two-hour workshops focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning and the Canvas tools that align with them, with activities designed to guide instructors through the creation of necessary elements. See all sessions scheduled for August 2017.


August 31, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Room 2425, Sterling Hall
475 N Charter St,
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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