PBS TeacherLine uses the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses. Here are some tips shared among us in our course faculty forum.
One of the best features of Canvas is SpeedGrader. Canvas wizard Dave Pelino offers these insights regarding Canvas in general and the SpeedGrader feature in particular:
“Canvas is very user friendly, especially with SpeedGrader. When you are in a discussion forum, if you click on the “Settings cog” in the upper right hand corner of the forum directions (to the right of the “edit” button) the drop down menu will give you a SpeedGrader option there as well. Once you open that you can see all the posts for each of your individual learners. You can also grade from there and enter your feedback.
Another way to get there is to click on a grade for any student under a discussion forum column in the grade book, when the box opens there is a SpeedGrader option in it.
A third option will allow you to see everything a learner has submitted fairly quickly – open the grade book and click on the learner’s name. A list of all assignments will appear and as you click on any of them you will see either the submission (if it was an assignment) or all their posts at once (if it was a forum). You can also grade and leave comments from here.
Using the back button quickly brings you right back to that list. If you click “Show All Details” on the grade page it will even show all feedback you provided and any comments the learner left for you.
Thanks, Dave, for sharing these efficient tips for SpeedGrader!
Canvas Notification Mini-vid for Students: Shoutout to Dr. Lindsay Edwards!
What: May’s Canvas Shout-out Who: May’s Canvas Shoutout goes to Dr. Lindsay Edwards, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Recreation
College of Human Sciences & Educational Studies 411: Dr. Edwards anticipated that her summer term students might need additional supports to stay connected and on-task during the dry, West Texas summer months. She created a short video mini-tutorial on setting up notifications for Canvas messages. Click on the photo to play the video (please ignore the slight echo)
Dr. Ed. Sim and student Michelle Chahyadi, Senior Marketing Major from Bandung, Indonesia, offered peer-to-peer engagement strategies for active engagement in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses during the April Canvas Cowboy Innovator roundtable discussion on April 24, 2018. In this post, the HSU Department of Online Education’s features Dr. Sim and Michelle Chahyadi’s reflection on research-based practices supporting effective learning activities for online classes.
Dr. Sim’s explains, in the video below, that effective engagement is reinforced by learning science, such as Nelson and Narens’ framework Nelson_And_Narens_1990 (Figure 1).
In this video clip, Dr. Sim explains that are one remedy for poor mental models passive concept retrieval, a deterrent to academic thriving.
In this video, HSU student Michelle Chahyadi explains the retrieval and spacing effect. One way that Dr .Sim achieves student engagement through retrieval and spacing effect is through weekly page updates and personalized email.
Engaged learning is a vital piece of the pie when moving students from surviving to Thriving (Schreiner, McIntosh, Nelson, Pothoven, 2009). Our Canvas Cowboy Innovator*, Dr. Ed. Sim knows this because he averages over 57,000 Page Views each semester! He will share his tips and we will share cookies and take notes!!
What: Join Dr. Ed Sim today as he demonstrates ways to use CanvasLMS as a platform for engaged student learning