The University of Utah has created and hosts our Quality Course Framework tutorial in Canvas. The tutorial is self-paced; an introductory assessment helps instructors identify where in the course design process they need to begin. Each module within the process demonstrates course organization and structure, and leads instructors through a complete learning activity and an assessment before they move on to the next step in the process. The Canvas tutorial is publicly available, supporting the creation of multidisciplinary learning communities among instructors, and allowing instructors from any institution to access our Quality Course Framework in designing their own courses.
In this session, we’ll take a look at selected discussion posts to determine indicators of quality, depth of reflection, and evidence of student learning. Participants will be able to apply the technique to student writing in course discussions at their own institutions.
A blog is a personal space on the open web that allows learners to reflect critically on their studies, showcase their work, build a social and professional network, and develop a digital identity. Canvas didn't try to force the big, open idea of blogging into the little, closed space of the LMS; instead, Canvas supports real-world, learner-owned, best-of-breed blogs in a number of ways. This session presents both the mechanisms that support blogging in Canvas as well as instructional designs that leverage these (and other) external web sites.
Is the content you're delivering in your Canvas LMS "rich" and engaging? Or are you still using those tired old PDF files, dreary Word documents and static PowerPoint files? If your course lacks interactivity and rich media; or needs improvement in meeting instructional design and quality standards, then come learn how SoftChalk can help. The unique integration of SoftChalk with Canvas provides a quick and easy way for any educator to create engaging, interactive learning content that works seamlessly with the Canvas environment and can also serve as a Learning Repository where educators can collaboratively create and share learning content.