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Canvas Syllabus as Landing Page: Instructor Walkthrough

August 30, 2020

This is a walk-through of my Canvas landing page that uses the "syllabus" feature. This video might be useful for teachers thinking about how to design their landing pages, particularly if they're using the syllabus tool. 

Using a "Liquid Syllabus" for Pre-Course Engagement

August 12, 2020

One of the problems facing teachers of remote or online courses is that, because nearly all of our course materials are walled off inside a learning management system like Canvas, many students may not know much about the course beyond the generic course description. One way to encourage students to start thinking about your course is by creating what Michelle Pacansky-Brock calls a "liquid syllabus"—one that is more sharable and easier to engage with than a static document sitting in an LMS.

Making the Most of Discussion Boards

July 31, 2020

With the move online, discussion boards have become a go-to for class participation and having students connect with each other. Here are some strategies to make them more effective (a lot of these strategies come from this article)