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5 Canvas Features That Can Help You Provide Richer Feedback

April 9, 2021 by | Canvas

For this week’s Teaching Tips Thursday, we explored five features of Canvas that can help instructors provide timely, consistent, specific, balanced, and actionable feedback. Feature #1: Quiz Question Feedback Research shows that providing frequent quizzes with timely feedback improves students’ understanding of concepts. Did you know that you can add feedback for answer choices when

Making the Most out of Teaching a HyFlex class

March 16, 2021 by Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith | Pedagogy

This blog post is authored by Dr. Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith, Associate Professor  of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Co-Director of the Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning On March 11, 2020, I had to quickly pivot the direction of my research based molecular biology lab class so that the students would still

Canvas Updates March 2021

March 5, 2021 by | Canvas

Courses MathJax Equation Enhancements & Text Field LaTeX Characters Summary LaTeX equations can be entered in any Canvas text field, and MathJax is loaded if Canvas detects an equation image added by delimited LaTeX characters. Change Benefit This change allows users to use equations in more areas of Canvas and manage equations more efficiently. Affected

Hypothes.is and Gradescope Pilots in Canvas Spring 2021

February 9, 2021 by | Technology

Hypothes.is and Gradescope Pilots in Canvas for Spring 2021 Hypothesis Are you interested in increasing student engagement, expanding reading comprehension, and building critical-thinking and community in classes? Collaborative annotation makes reading active, visible, and social, enabling students to engage with their texts, teachers, ideas, and each other in deeper, more meaningful ways. Gradescope Save time

Canvas Updates January 2021

January 26, 2021 by | Canvas

PAGES Bulk Page Delete Multiple pages can be deleted at one time in the Pages Index page. This change allows outdated content to be removed more quickly. Previously pages could only be deleted one at a time. Pages can be multi-selected by selecting a checkbox next to the pages. More details Individual Page Student View

Access to “Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment” Virtual Conference Programming Feb. 1 - Feb. 12 | Hosted by Northeastern State University

January 22, 2021 by | Technology

Chapman University’s Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning purchased an institutional registration to Northeastern State University’s Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment virtual conference. We encourage Chapman staff and faculty to sign up for sessions that you might be interested in. Topics range from gamification to mobile learning to flipped classroom to emerging technologies

New Year, New Unknowns some helpful resources for you

January 13, 2021 by | News

Given Twitter’s importance to how we communicate and share ideas in our country right now, I recently turned to Twitter for some ideas for getting acquainted with our students at the beginning of a semester: As I’m getting to know my new group of students, today I asked them to go around and say what

Registration Open – January Conference on Teaching 2021 A week of programming on various teaching & learning topics

December 9, 2020 by | Technology

The Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning’s (IETL) annual January Conference on Teaching (JanCon) will include an array of programming on teaching and learning topics held Tuesday, January 19 – Friday, January 22, via Zoom, in collaboration with Educational Technology Services.  Preliminary programming includes workshops on: Open Educational Resources (OER), Hypothesis (new collaborative annotation

How do students see grades and instructor feedback in Canvas?

November 30, 2020 by | Technology

Have you ever wondered how your students see their grades and the feedback that you are providing for them in Canvas?  In last week’s Tech Tuesday, we looked at grades and feedback from a student perspective: Here are the Canvas Guides for the topics that we covered.  Please feel free to share these with your

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