Practical Tips for Using a Blog as a Course Home Page

Created by Laura Gibbs on Mar 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjXsoBcjvQQ

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 1:20 PM, MST (America/Denver)


Yes, you really can configure your Canvas course Home Page to display your blog, and there are lots of advantages to this approach. Blogs offer design options that do not exist in standard Canvas Pages, and you can use those design options to increase student engagement with the announcements. It doesn't take any more time to "blog your announcements" (in fact, it can even be a time saver; it is for me)... and, I promise, it is a lot more fun when you blog!

Contact Laura Gibbs in advance of the event with any questions or special requests.




Demo agenda:

  • Advantages of blogs as a class announcements tool.
  • Blog features that encourage student engagement.
  • Practical tips on configuring a blog as a Canvas course Home Page.


Additional Resources

  • You can see an example of a daily announcements home page at Myth.MythFolklore.net
  • The event will be recorded and shared, along with the slidedeck


This is the second in a series of Connected Learning with Cats CanvasLIVE presentations. For more cats and other curiosities, see my blog, Teaching with Canvas.


Why daily announcements? Because learners stretch their skills every day. That applies both to me and to my students.


learners stretch their skills every day