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What resources are available for Canvas non-credit courses?

Last Updated: Fri July 30, 2021

With hundreds of courses offered annually to thousands of learners, non-credit courses constitute some of the largest courses offered by the university. The purpose of non-credit courses can vary – they might be used to deliver compliance training for employees, continuing education for internal or external learners, special topics for enrolled students such as alcohol awareness,…

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What are the pedagogical uses of quizzing?

Last Updated: Tue December 8, 2020

What are quizzing tools? A quizzing tool is software for delivering quizzes and other assessments to learners. In general, quizzing tools also provide automated grading and tracking of student performance to assist the instructor in making sure students achieve their learning outcomes. Why use quizzing tools? Quizzing tools can be used to provide students with…

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How does DoIT Academic Technology help instructors?

Last Updated: Fri July 23, 2021

DoIT Academic Technology (DoIT AT) advances the University’s mission, strategic priorities and the Wisconsin Idea by wisely applying technology to the ever evolving academic environment. Many of our services are tailored to help instructors strategize, design, develop and integrate technologies to improve learning outcomes. This video provides an overview of DoIT AT and the below…

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What are the pedagogical uses of Canvas Commons?

Last Updated: Thu October 10, 2019

What is Canvas Commons? Canvas Commons is a platform for sharing course content in the Canvas learning management system, which is part of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies. Instructors can share a range of learning objects including modules, quizzes, assignments and full courses. There are four levels of sharing in Canvas Commons, which are:…

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What are the pedagogical uses of learning analytics?

Last Updated: Fri September 17, 2021

What is learning analytics? Learning analytics is much more than a tool; rather it is a process and can span many diverse approaches to help improve learning outcomes. The focus of learning analytics is to provide actionable information that can improve teaching and learning. While there are many definitions of learning analytics, UW-Madison’s Learning Analytics…

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