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How (and Why) to Use Groups in Canvas

October 02, 2020

This video covers the Group tools in Canvas, and discusses a few different ways you might use them. 


Make Shorter Video Segments in Aggie Video

October 01, 2020

Aggie Video allows you to create links for shorter segments of longer videos, which can be useful to directing students to view shorter items. This video walks you through the process:


Try "Ready-Set-Go" for Zoom Discussions

September 13, 2020

In a recent post on his blog, Agile Learning, Derek Bruff (Director of Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching) describes a technique for Zoom discussions called "ready-set-go." The basic idea is that an instructor poses a question, asks everyone to type a response in the chat window, but tells them wait until instructed to hit "return." After allowing time for everyone to type a response, the instructor says "ready, set, go" and students all hit return at the same time.

Using Canvas Pages and Modules for Course Navigation

September 10, 2020

In this video, I walk through one method for combining pages and modules in Canvas to improve course navigation. It's designed especially for remote or fully-online instruction. Hopefully, this will help you develop your own approach to laying out your course in ways that encourages student success.