Standing. Room. Only.
Three words that describe last year’s Canvas Faculty Show & Tell!
This favorite event is happening tomorrow! Come join a panel of our very own faculty experts for a 4-part round of mini-presentations featuring innovative teaching ideas in Canvas!
Wednesday, Feb 27: 12:30 – 2:00 (90 min)
Target Audience: Canvas-trained Faculty
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat!
Jazzing up your Homepage (Aaron Garner, Music Faculty): Learn to use simple but effective elements to boost course navigation from your Canvas homepage.
Follow the LIST for Canvas Accessibility (John Cavano, Assistive Technology Faculty): Create Pages, Assignments, and other materials in Canvas efficiently and accessibly using an easy to remember LIST.
NICE: Navigating In Canvas Effectively (Deanna de Azevedo, Art Faculty): Discover how Canvas navigation and Modules can be used to guide students through the online classroom along a single, effective path.
Friendly Feedback (Emily Brienza-Larsen, English Faculty): Learn how to effectively and efficiently give feedback on student assignments.
Don’t get stuck standing – reserve your seat today!
We’ve been asked recently about how to add a rubric to an assignment in Canvas. It is easier to create rubrics in Canvas than in Turnitin, for which we are very grateful. Canvas will also keep a rubrics library for you so you can find rubrics from your current and previous Canvas courses. Canvas will even let you edit rubrics once assignments have been submitted and graded.
While they are easy to use for faculty, rubrics are also a part of regular effective contact with students. It’s another form of communication to let them know what your expectations are for a particular assignment. By attaching rubrics to assignments, instructors are helping students to identify what aspects of their work need what kind of attention.
Below are links to step-by-step instructions, with
screen shots, of how to create rubrics and attach them to various types of
How do I add a rubric to an assignment?
How do I add a rubric to a quiz?
How do I add a rubric to a graded discussion?
-Lynn Hawley and Jenn Azzaro
Here’s another quick tip about the Gradebook in Canvas, this one focusing on why rocket ships might appear in your Gradebook and how to get rid of them.
This week’s Tech Tip is on the Canvas DocViewer, a tool that allows you to make annotations and markups on assignment submissions. The DocViewer automatically appears for the teacher in SpeedGrader when a student has uploaded their assignment as a word processing document, pdf, Excel or PowerPoint file. Here are resources offering a basic overview of this tool-
DocViewer Overview Video
How do I add annotated comments in student submissions using DocViewer in SpeedGrader?
The root of this Tech Tip is really how students view the annotations you have made on their papers – which requires some pretty subtle navigation! Please see this 1-page guide showing students how to view your annotations on their graded papers.
Hoping you’ll find this helpful!