Category: Canvas

Forms of Assessment and Feedback for Online Classes

Forms of Assessment and Feedback Formative assessment is intended to provide the instructor and student input on how well the student understands a concept as the course is progressing. The instructor can then decide to re-teach or assign additional practice until the student masters the concept. Formative assessments happen during the teaching process. Summative assessment is intended to evaluate how… Read more →

Online Collaboration and Group Work Activities

How To Conduct Group Work and Online Collaboration In An Online Class Summarized from Online Collaboration: Learning Together in Community By Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt Purpose: It brings students together to support the learning of each member of the group. It fosters creativity and critical thinking. Deeper levels of knowledge are achieved. Collaboration uses the constructivist approach to learning… Read more →

How to Create Presence in an Online Course

How to Create Presence in an Online Course Canvas Page “About Your Instructor” that includes the following: an audio recording of instructor’s voice introducing herself to her students A picture of the instructor Optional: a short paragraph about the instructor A Frequently Asked Question Forum will be created and pinned at the top of the Discussions board. It will explain… Read more →

Group Work in Asynchronous Classes

Group Work in an Asynchronous Class Asynchronous classes can have successful group work activities by explaining the procedures in several places at several times. In the syllabus module of the class, create a page that describes the structure and sequence of the work flow. Inform them of how many groups of how many people there will be. How the groups… Read more →

Screencasts: How to Create Canvas Quizzes

Here are a selection of screencasts on how to create Canvas Quizzes and quiz questions.

Canvas video Overview of Canvas Quizzes, Question Groups and Quiz Banks

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Transferring Existing Exams to Canvas Quizzes

Canvas Quizzes allows you to create a variety of test questions from multiple choice to matching to fill-in-the-blank. It even has options for providing programmed feedback and creating ungraded quizzes for student practice. However, sometimes instructors have pre-existing exams they want to transfer into Canvas. There are several ways to do this depending on the number of questions in the… Read more →

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VoiceThread, Relay Conversations and Canvas Discussions with Video: What Makes Them Different?

If you have been following Online Learning Services over the course of the year, you may have noticed the variety of tools we provide for online discussion. It is understandable that you might be confused about what each one does. Here is a handy summary of each tool and in what teaching context it can shine: VoiceThread VoiceThread is a… Read more →

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Branching Structure in Learning Design

A branching structure in the teaching and learning process is helpful because it gives students more control over the learning process and the freedom to choose the sequence of their learning. Adult learners like to learn skills that they can see will directly help them on the job. Branching engages students because it allows them to learn the skills they… Read more →

Online Learning Services’ Fall Workshop Schedule

Professional Learning Community Evolving: For the past two summers, Online Learning Services hosted a series of gatherings to explore and discuss issues and opportunities around online teaching and learning. One takeaway, among many, was that faculty who seek to improve their online or hybrid pedagogy, and to better understand the motivations of students who seek online classes, want more frequent… Read more →