Please join us in celebrating Daniela Kukrechtova (who worked on improving 2 courses!) and Richard Chetwynd, who completed Accessible Design in Fall 21. Some courses saw dramatic improvement in Ally scores (67% to 93%!), while in other courses the improvements were more organizational. The type […]
At the conclusion of the Fall 2021 semester, we sat down with Diane Mermigas (Affiliated Faculty, Journalism Department) to discuss her transition back to teaching in-person, as well as just how transformative the pandemic has been for her courses and higher education on the whole.
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 […]
As an instructional technologist, one comment I often hear from faculty is “I never knew you could do this in Canvas, I wish I knew about this earlier.” Here’s our list of Canvas hidden gems that will make your life easier as an instructor. Tik Toks courtesy of Lauren Burlison aka @canvaslmsqueen!
This article provides instructors with tutorials for accessing course and student analytics in Canvas. Canvas Analytics provides an overview of students’ activity within your course. You can use this data in correlation with student performance to inform instructional decisions in your course. Course Analytics Overview […]
Official guides for tools like Canvas and Panopto are dense out of necessity—the authors need to cover EVERYTHING about each topic. In this series, “In a Nutshell,” I’ll condense frequently requested instructions into practical, bite-sized chunks. Learn a new tool in the time it takes […]
The Canvas dashboard currently looks like this to students: As of last weekend, those plain color blocks can now be replaced by images and even GIFs! To find out how, view the Canvas Guide.
3 problems, one solution. Elizabeth Parfitt wanted to get first year writing students to be engaged, motivated and to feel like their classroom work was important and relevant. The WERS News team wanted a professional-looking website – but WERS is run entirely by students […]