Canvas new features and updates

The information on this page will keep you up to date regarding the latest Canvas new features and updates. November 18 Release Notes 2017-11-18 New Feature Screencast from Canvas LMS on Vimeo. October 28, 2017 Canvas Updates: 2017-10-28 New Feature Screencast from Canvas LMS on Vimeo. For the latest updates, please see the Release Notes[…]

CanvasCon2017: Designing Your Course for Student Success

Designing Your Course for Student Success Below are resources used for the Designing Your Course for Student Success session at CanvasCon17 @ SMU. Presentation Resources PowerPoint Presentation Canvascon17 Resources Infographics Usability Learner Centered Home Pages Course Organization Information Rich Assessments

Tips for Creating Educational Video

The following are tips you can use to create educationally focused video. These videos can be uploaded to Panopto. Why use video? Pedagogical Benefits of Video When NOT to use video Do not use video if you are simply fiiling a talking head unless it is a very short personal message to students. Do not[…]

Online Learning Consortium Solution Design Summit Learning Challenge

Cross-University Choose Your Own Interprofessional Encounter Session Description Video Design Thinking Images in this video used courtesy of: Juliana Costa <> Center for Creativity < .jpg> Dr. Sofia Hussain <> Rachel Jue <> Our Design Challenge: How might we create a culture of interprofessional practice involving relevant education for twelve different health professions that leads[…]

Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration

Students participate in active learning when constructing knowledge with their peers and in reflection. Using Salmon’s stages of communication in education, this session will show participants how Canvas can encourage students to initiate and continue discussions that focus on your learning objectives. The right communication tool at the right time can make all the difference[…]

Quality Compass

Course Design and Approval with Quality Matters

What is Quality Matters? Quality Matters (QM) is a international, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to facilitate the continuous improvement of the design of online and blended courses. QM’s goals are to improve student learning, retention, and satisfaction in online and blended courses through better course design and to reflect results of academic research on[…]

Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 7 – Learner Support

Quality Matters Standard 7 7.1    The course instructions articulate or link to a clear description of the technical support offered and how to obtain it. 7.2    Course instructions articulate or link to the institution’s accessibility policies and services. 7.3    Course instructions articulate or link to an explanation of how the institution’s academic support services and[…]