Yesterday, March 27 we hosted an innovative March Canvas Cowboy Cookies and Computers showcase. Jeremy and Shannon Maynard, our March Canvas Cowboy Innovators, explained how they created their student employee training Canvas course for the student workers in the HSU library.
This post addresses some highlights and questions from the session.
Of course, as Mary Poppins famously said, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun,” and we certainly had lots of fun during the Canvas Cowboy Corral. There were also evidence-based practices that emerged during the peer-to-peer training offered by the Maynards.
In this video Jeremy explains the purpose for their Canvas course design.
In the following short video, Jeremy and Shannon explain their use of library colleague video introductions as a component of their course.
The Maynards’ course addresses both vocational and socio-emotional needs of university students, which is a growing trend for university courses. According to Awartani et al., (2008) educational institutions will increasingly be expected to take responsibility for the overall development of students, including their well-being.
Check back for more research-based practices within Canvas auxiliary course integration.
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Canvas Cowboy Innovator concept created by Helen Teague
Awartani, M., Whitman, C., & Gordon, J. (2008). Developing instruments to capture young people’s perceptions of how school as a learning environment affects their well-being. European Journal of Education, 43(1), 51–70.