Weekly Canvas Tips: Targeting Faculty Needs Through Microlearning
Carly Papenberg and Elizabeth Reyes, Temple University
Each email is branded and designed consistently. The subject, heading, colors, and action icons are all the same from email to email.
Within the email, there is an overview of the content, a brief overview of the process or topic, steps to complete the process or topic, an image of the process or topic, and then a link to an official Community resource. They also list upcoming campus events which support faculty with their technology and Canvas use.
Here are just a few of the topics they have covered:
- Canvas Bio
- View Student Group Homepages
- Mute a column while grading
- Add announcements to your home page
- Copy a course
- Quiz statistics
Template archives their Quick Tips on their website. It makes it easy for faculty to return back to those emails and the content!
Carly and Elizabeth shared that they are constantly looking in the Canvas Community for ideas. They also pay attention at conferences to collect tips to share in their emails. Additionally, on their website, there is a place for faculty and staff to submit their own suggestions. This encouragement supports and rewards engagement!