You loved our blog post on 13 Things You Can Do In Canvas To Make Your Life Easier, so we’ve rounded up 13 more things! Enjoy these additional Canvas tips and tricks and let us know if you have any others to share.
They say that AI struggles with understanding complex concepts or providing original insights, but so do students. How do you tell them apart? While many readers are now intuitively picking up on the writing style and tone of AI generated essays, another way to identify […]
Have you ever stumbled upon the HTML editor in the Canvas Rich Content Editor and wondered what it was? HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and is used to make webpages. Using HTML in Canvas allows you to organize your content and customize the look of your course. Read on for some HTML ideas you can easily incorporate into your course!
The adventure continues! Back in August, I wrote a post comparing course design to Dungeons & Dragons and promised to share some tools and ideas for gamified activities you can try yourself. This is the first: an escape-the-room/choose-your-own-adventure-style puzzle you can create using Google Forms. […]
Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery, hmm… but weakness, folly, failure also. Yes: failure, most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is. Jedi Master Yoda In early October of 2021, I finally got around to visiting Martha’s Vineyard so I could see […]
What does Dungeons & Dragons have in common with course design? More than you’d think. Role-playing games like D&D involve a group of distractible adventurers telling a story together with the help of a “game moderator” (GM) who establishes the world, gives the party their […]
Emerson ASL faculty have been using video to teach for years. In Fall 2019, I interviewed Wendy Whiting about her use of video in her teaching, and then interviewed one of her students, Adam Engel, on his experience taking her course. The two conversations have […]
Online educational tools provide engaging environments for students with various needs. However, exploring new tools can be time-consuming for students without any advice on how to select the appropriate learning tools. It is better for instructors to provide the resources as much as they can […]
One memorable afternoon in my Digital Literature class from a couple of years ago, I introduced my students to Nick Montfort’s digital poem “Taroko Gorge.” The students watched, enchanted, as the poem’s text cascaded down the forest green page. The gentle pacing created by the […]
In this first of a series of interviews with Emerson faculty, we talk with Jon Honea about how he uses technology to enhance his teaching… What courses do you teach? Ecology and Conservation, Science and Politics of Water, Energy, and Sustainability, Science in Translation: Environmental […]