Learn@UW News

Learn@UW Updates for Summer 2020

Wed May 6, 2020

Over the past months, the Learn@UW-Madison team has witnessed first-hand the incredible dedication you and your colleagues have shown to continuing instruction during these unprecedented times. It has been nothing short of inspiring and we want to reaffirm our commitment to helping you continue this work as we navigate remote instruction in summer and the…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Managing Files in Canvas

Fri January 24, 2020

On January 24, 2020, participants in the Active Teaching Lab discussed efficient practices for managing, sharing and archiving files in Canvas. Participants shared embed techniques, efficient naming conventions, and suggestions for how best to anticipate hurdles in student way finding and navigation. Takeaways Establish clear naming conventions. For each document, Page, Quiz, and Module, be…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Supporting Students’ Mental Health in Canvas

Thu January 23, 2020

On January 23, 2020, participants in the Active Teaching Lab met to discuss how specific features within Canvas can be mindfully used to support students’ mental health. Participants shared past experiences, current practices, and suggestions for how best to anticipate the needs of our students and in ways that helps everyone in the course. Takeaways…

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Learn@UW Updates for Spring 2020

Tue January 21, 2020

To help instructors develop rich learning experiences for students, Learn@UW-Madison offers advanced quizzing options, new machine captioning and editing tools, an enhanced gradebook, as well as resources like consultations and guides.  The Learn@UW-Madison team provides technical and consultative support to help instructors effectively use the full Learn@UW suite including Canvas, AEFIS, Top Hat, Atomic Assessment,…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas as a Course Hub

Fri January 17, 2020

On January 17, 2020, attendees to the first Active Teaching Lab of the spring 2020 semester met to discuss strategies and best practices for organizing your Canvas page as a “Course Hub.” Participants shared their own tips to streamline student engagement, facilitate workflow between instructors and Teaching Assistants, and enhance visual features for a more…

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