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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. 

 

Using Canvas Discussion Boards for Peer Workshops

August 30, 2020

In this video, I share one way I have had success using Canvas discussion boards for writing workshops. This video might be useful for teachers who ask their students to workshop papers in their courses and will not be using external tools.  

 

Humanizing Your Canvas Landing Page

August 30, 2020

This is a short video about how I have tried to humanize my landing page in Canvas, and a little about why. This video is designed to complement the "Canvas Landing Page Walk-Through" video because it explains why I have designed the page as I have.