Developing Instructional Video Tutorials with Travis Hart

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Video tutorials provide an important content-delivery tool in many face-to-face, flipped, blended, and online classes. They are known for being highly effective and powerful educational tools which can be part of a productive learning experience. Instructional videos, especially when demonstrating the use of a computer application can provide learners with a level of affordance than other mediums do not provide. … Read More

Rubric examples

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Rubric examples Word versions of the example rubrics are below. You can also import the complete set into your Canvas site if you follow the instructions below. Once they are in your Canvas you can adapt and modify for your assessments. Action Research Critical Reflection  Essay Infographic  Portfolio  Presentation These example rubrics follow principles of good rubric design and will help … Read More

How to: Create a rubric in Canvas

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A Canvas rubric is a matrix of assessment criteria that attempt to communicate expectations of quality for an assessment task or activity.  A well designed assessment rubric is a key element in providing good assignment feedback. It enables students to understand what is required, what the priorities are, and what will get a good response from you, the assessor. It enables … Read More

How to: Embed a document in Canvas with file preview enabled

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In Canvas you can embed a document (.docx, .pdf, .pptx, etc.) in the page so the document appears within a frame as a file preview. It looks like this: You can choose a file you’ve already uploaded to Canvas, or you can upload one in the same process. For further information: DLDSC Resource: How to: Structure your content in CanvasCanvas Doc: What … Read More

Are your assignments set up correctly?

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After the initial flurry of activity around Semester go live, it’s a good time to draw breath and do a quick check on your assignment settings before students start submitting work. Here are a few common Assignment setup issues that are worth checking: Common Assignment set up issues Assignments that say they should be submitted online, but do not have … Read More

Canvas Cheatsheet

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Most times what you need is a quick reference guide like this Canvas Cheatsheet based on https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-3476 ________________ Announcements Create an Announcement Course > Announcements > + Announcement * Import External RSS Feeds to create new Announcements * New Announcement notifications can be received via multiple channels ________________ Assignments Create an Assignment Course > Assignments > Add Assignment Group > … Read More

How to: Set up reflective journals in Canvas

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A reflective journal is a learning activity that asks students to engage deeply with the course content by reflecting on its relevance to their own life or learning experience. Reflective journals can be kept as a continuous diary, often useful in WIL and other work placement situations, or at any other time that suits the learning experience. For example, a … Read More