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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Success Markers for Summer Term Online Courses with Canvas LMS

Here are five success markers to give a great start to your summer term with Canvas LMS:

  1. Check that the Start/End dates are accurate for your course
    Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12907-415257088
  2. Publish your Syllabus for students to read, print, and retain
    Link: http://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/02/08/uploading-your-syllabus-to-your-canvas-course/
  3. Post a Welcome message (text or video or audio)
  4. Check that any links in your course are working
  5. Set your notification preferences (optional but frequently asked)–Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13111-4152719738
  6. Be sure that your course is “Published”–Link: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13030-415257126

Here are 5 essential elements to include in any online course using Canvas LMS*:

  1. Welcome message
  2. Modules of Content
  3. Working hyperlinks within your Course
  4. Syllabus, including outcomes and objectives
  5. Professor contact information



*also a good idea for other online course LMS too!

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Dept of Online Education Reminders for May Term faculty


Updated Sharing Resources found by Learners in PBS TeacherLine’s Library of Congress course

PBS Teacherline’s course, Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress begins today (April 18), and I am grateful to facilitate this course!

This is a resource-rich course for educators, administrators, parents…anyone who wants to learn more about the Library of Congress and their resources. We also delve a bit into the topic of copyright, a timely topic at any time.

This post will be updated frequently as an archival record of the resources that we, as a class collective, discover as we explore the resources at the Library of Congresshttps://www.loc.gov/. Please feel free to join our participatory partnership- leave a comment, share a resource you find, and/or the way(s) you will include Library of Congress resources in your instructional practice.

LOC portico

Library of Congress Blog: Selecting primary source documents for your classroom:
Part I
Part II

Library of Congress Blog: Finding and use primary sources:

April 26 Update:
Jackdaws resource (David): https://www.jackdaw.com/p-292-japanese-american-internment-camps.aspx
BreakoutEDU:  https://www.breakoutedu.com/gamesold1/  (David)

April 27 Update: (Teague)
Interactive Primary Source Analysis Tool: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/primary-source-analysis-tool/  
May 5 Update: 
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education: (Maureen)  http://cmsimpact.org/code/code-best-practices-fair-use-media-literacy-education/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Copyright and Primary Sources: (Maureen) http://www.loc.gov/teachers/usingprimarysources/copyright.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

“Fair Use Is a Right” featuring the Dramatic Chipmunk: (Brent)
The Constitution of the United States: The Teacher’s Guide: (Brent)

The Bill of Rights, ca. 1920. [Between and Ca. 1930] [Photograph] (Brent) Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012645734/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

“Miranda v. Arizona” (Brent) http://www.loc.gov/law/help/digitized-books/miranda-v-arizona/miranda-learn-more.php (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Block, H. (1987) “Let me jog your memory”. , 1987. 2/20. [Photograph] (Brent) Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012641944/  

CMSI: http://cmsimpact.org/code/code-best-practices-fair-use-media-literacy-education/ 

ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/issues/free-speech/intellectual-property (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

DMCA: Retrieved from: https://www.congress.gov/bill/105th-congress/house-bill/2281 (Links to an external site.)


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ May 4

“With all of technology and software programs available, as an educator, it is important to emphasize the importance of proper ways to cite resources.” ~Maureen, teacher enrolled in PBS TeacherLine’s course, Connecting with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress







Online Summer Faculty Meeting Recap

Thank you for attending our Online Summer Faculty Meeting

Here are the session materials we distributed:

Summer Faculty Meeting Presentation

Final Summer Faculty HSU Canvas FAQ Sheet

QM Standards with Point Values – Fifth Edition

Here are the takeaways we noted from Michelle’s presentation, (thank you again, Michelle!)

May 2 HSU Summer Faculty Mtg
May 2 HSU Summer Faculty Mtg
  1. Find the balance between what is convenient vs. what is effective
  2. Students prefer 2nd chances for assignments
  3. Qualitatively feedback preferred over the quantitative numeric score
  4. Prefer written feedback rather than video and audio (video takes awhile to load)
  5. Discussion variety preferred (voice thread, discussions, video, audio, avatar )




Also, Our Twitter Tweeter, Sarah was live-tweeting during our meeting. See the tweets at this link: Live Tweets
(Thanks, Sarah!!)

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