Teaching Effectively in Canvas News

Teaching Effectively in Canvas Recap: Best of — Course Design Tips

Wed May 15, 2019

At the May 15, 2019 Teaching Effectively in Canvas session, six disciplined participants opted out of the sunshine for an hour to engage in a problem-solving discussion. Attendees brought teaching successes and challenges and worked collaboratively to build solutions and new approaches to Canvas course design. Instructors in attendance left with things to try and…

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Teaching Effectively in Canvas Recap: Building Feedback into Your Course

Tue May 14, 2019

How do you know if students are keeping pace? How do the students know? At the May 14, 2019 Teaching Effectively in Canvas session, six attendees kicked off summer by digging into options in Canvas for getting and giving student feedback. Participants discussed good practices in using feedback to save time and improve student success.…

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Teaching Effectively in Canvas Recap: Redesigning Your Course

Wed May 8, 2019

How can you use the past semester’s experience to increase student learning and teaching efficiency? At the May 8, 2019 Teaching Effectively in Canvas session, seven participants wrapped up finals week by exploring ideas for integrating research-informed practices in Canvas to improve teaching effectiveness. Takeaways Use a pedagogical framework to build your course; course redesign…

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Teaching Effectively in Canvas Recap: Analyzing Your Course

Tue May 7, 2019

How can you reflect on your course to improve it? At the May 7, 2019 Teaching Effectively in Canvas session, seven participants carved room in their finals week schedules for a guided exploration of Canvas analytics, student evaluations, and self-reflection to determine what worked (and what didn’t). Attendees shared tips on how to unpack the…

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New Teaching Effectively in Canvas Sessions in the New Year

Tue December 5, 2017

To help instructors and teaching assistants prepare for the new semester, Faculty Engagement will offer Teaching Effectively in Canvas sessions in January. Each of the four topics — Applying Learning Principles, Assessment, Interactive Learning and Individual Learning — introduce techniques to make high-quality teaching easier in the learning management system. Each session focuses on effective…

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