Learn@UW News

Active Teaching Lab Recap: Open Educational Resources — Canvas Commons

Wed October 9, 2019

On October 9, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed Canvas Commons as a warehouse from which to share and import course materials. The focus was on the specific steps to import to Canvas Commons, as well as some of the obstacles users will encounter when downloading to their own course pages. Takeaways Canvas…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Supporting Student Success in Canvas

Wed August 28, 2019

On August 28, 2019, the Active Teaching Lab brought together numerous instructors, instructional designers, and affiliates to discuss strategies for encouraging student success through Canvas. This Active Teaching Lab shared easy-to-implement suggestions that help all students! Takeaways Design and implement “Module 0” to share suggestions for time management and studying, as well as sharing campus…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Managing Your Canvas Course

Sat August 24, 2019

The Active Teaching Lab on Friday, August 24, 2019, focused on tips and tricks instructors could use to make teaching in Canvas easier. That included minimizing email questions with Canvas Inbox and harnessing student-to-student support with Discussions. Takeaways from the Lab: Way-finding — Students exert much cognitive energy and resources trying to find course information,…

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Canvas Enhancements & New Learn@UW Tools

Tue August 20, 2019

Enhanced syllabus options in Canvas, the Canvas Commons learning object repository and new Learn@UW tools like Pressbooks are just some of the available resources this year. The Learn@UW-Madison team provides technical and consultative support to help instructors effectively use these and the full Learn@UW suite including Canvas, AEFIS and Kaltura MediaSpace.  Below are details on…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Module 0 – Preparing Students in Canvas

In this fall’s first Active Teaching Lab on August 20, 2019, over 20 participants from numerous departments and programs gathered to share examples from their Canvas course sites, discussed past experiences, and proposed ways to improve in the future. Takeaways from the Lab: “Module 0” can be designed as an opportunity for students and instructors…

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