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Are you interested in university governance and academic leadership? join our LEAD-Community 


   The LEAD2 project is a Capacity Building in Higher Education project supported by the Erasmus+ programme. The overall objective of the LEAD2 project is to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in governance and academic leadership and build an online Knowledge Base and an EU-China Centre on university governance and academic leadership in the context of innovation and internationalisation of higher education. The project involves different European and Chinese universities.


We create a space on where teachers, academic leaders, managers, administrators can exchange knowledge and ideas about university governance and academic leadership in higher education. We also update news, events of the LEAD2 project.

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My name is Alan Kinsey, and I am the Instructional Design Specialist at Holmes Community College. We are doing research into how other community colleges and eLearning departments function and exist in their contexts. We have created a short survey to gather this information. This survey is geared to gather information regarding fully online courses, e.g. distance learning, eLearning, online learning, etc.


If you have a few moments, please fill out this survey to help us in our research efforts:


Any information gathered in this survey will be used for research purposes only. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not be shared.


If you have any questions about this survey, please let me know. Have a great day, and thank you for your time!

     Registration is now open for the Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium @  The Colloquium is a free event -- on December 1, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central Time) -- in the AvaCon Grid Quaternary Stadium (as well as a community event affiliated with the upcoming Open Simulator Community Conference). Still, seating is limited – so reserve your space now!  Featured speakers at the Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium include:

  • Joyce Bettencourt (Nonprofit Commons);
  • Cynthia Calongne (Colorado Technical University);
  • Valerie Hill (Community Virtual Library Database);
  • Crista Lopez (University of California-Irvine);
  • Kay McLennan (Tulane University);
  • Eileen O’Connor (SUNY Empire State College);
  • Andrew Stricker (Air University);
  • Barbara Truman (University of Central Florida); and
  • Rachel Umoren (University of Washington).

     Learning simulations created in an Open Simulator virtual world are an excellent choice for educators as well as have immediate (and to be developed) uses within a Canvas course site.  Virtual world simulations are highly immersive, inexpensive (in comparison to commercially available platforms), infinitely customizable, easily duplicated/saved for new uses/re-uses, and FERPA-compliant (when a grid is closed to external visitors).  Also, while a single sign-in to an Open Simulator virtual world through a Canvas course site is not yet available, there are numerous ways to embed virtual world simulation content directly into a Canvas course site.  For example, instructors can use virtual world learning simulations to:

  • Create screen capture video clips of case study dramatizations created within a virtual simulation;
  • Create stationary image or 360 video scenes with embedded hotspots;
  • Capture unique [screen capture] images to illustrate course content; and
  • [When students are given the option to participate in virtual discussions and/or tours of course-related learning simulations...] Transmit information about the optional virtual world discussions/tours through discussion forum communications and/or content pages. 

     On the topic of the future integration of the virtual world viewer into Canvas, Tulane University successfully used virtual machine software to virtualize the viewer needed to access an Open Simulator virtual world (and accordingly, eliminated the "insufficient computing power" barrier that previously limited student participation in virtual world discussions/tours).  Still, educator/Canvas community help is needed to realize the option of the complete integration of an Open Simulator virtual world viewer into a Canvas course site page. 

     Again, registration is now open for the Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium @  The Colloquium is a free event -- on December 1, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central Time) -- in the AvaCon Grid Quaternary Stadium (as well as a community event affiliated with the upcoming Open Simulator Community Conference). Still, seating is limited – so reserve your space now!

This is somewhat of a note to myself.  Up until recently, YouTube would allow sharing videos without related videos using an option on the Share:Embed popup.  I was updating some pages last night and noticed they no longer offer this option.  It is still possible to keep related videos from showing - you just need to add ?rel=0 in the link.


For example, a src for the embed code has a value like this "


Here is where the ?rel=0 (that is a zero, btw) should be entered:



Hope this helps someone else.  I can't be the only one who doesn't want my students to know that I'm looking for a "cute haircut for fat ladies."

The short answer is no, Cengage Unlimited doesn’t change Canvas courses you’ve already built. However, you may be asked by instructors who have student’s with subscriptions to add a new link to Cengage Unlimited to their course.


To do that check out this quick how-to video that walks you through it.


If you haven’t heard about it, Cengage Unlimited is a subscription service that students can purchase to gain access all Cengage ebooks, digital learning platforms, and more. 


For more information, join the discussion in the Cengage community or feel free to message me with questions. 

Want students’ handwritten work, like diagrams, calculations, and drawing to appear directly in Canvas like it does with typed work? Check out our demo and learn about our exclusive early adopters program during our webinar on June 12th and noon Eastern Daylight time. Sign up here:


- Miranda

So I just headed over to the "Answers" area. This came after spending several minutes on the home page typing a plethora of variations into the search engine, with no results to answer my predicament.


I began asking my question to you luminaries, far and wide (no, that's not a fat joke). I began providing screenshots, workflow issues, and carefully formulating my query as to why Canvas didn't know what I wanted it to do.


I am sincerely glad I went to such lengths, because as I tried to ever-so-thoroughly build my case, I solved my own problem  

When I first began the task of Faculty Training, I was still at my alma mater - standing before those who had taught me, along with many who didn't know me, only that I had a BA that wouldn't hold a candle to their multiple PhD's. That was daunting and it was difficult to muster up the confidence in myself. Then I started asking for feedback and would spend a great deal of time in other trainings (even if I didn't need them and wasn't required to attend) and I started to adopt techniques that boosted my presentation skills. Now, that can all boil down to Public Speaking techniques, and indeed that was necessary, but there are sill many other smaller efforts that can go a long way to make your presentations enjoyable (even if they're not mandated to attend  )


Now, I typically write two things on the white board before I begin speaking;

* Field Trips

* Show & Tell

Those are the days I remember as a kid in school.


I'm old school, as I've said many time. Truthfully, about the only thing I remember are those teachers who really wanted to be teachers - and to my adolescent experience I sensed that they cared about me, my future, and my success. Those are the ones who stood out and meant the most to me, regardless of what they taught.


And now I think, what have I learned from those teachers that can help me pass along this enthusiasm to instructors, who will then (hopefully) pass it along to their students?


I have to believe in my product. I have to believe in its ability to help instructors help their students succeed. If that mentality is passed down, and if students believe that their instructors really are looking at ways of helping them and challenging them...oh imagine the SLO's...

I am asking for candid discussion here, based on cost of courses. Besides the old "how much should we charge for online courses?" debate, have any of you dealt with your institution offering for-credit, and not-for credit courses? How was the pricing structure based? Do you even charge for non credit courses even if you are offering proprietary content? Yes, Harvard, I know you offer many stellar courses (non-credit) for free

In today’s world, the dynamics of a classroom have changed since we were once pupils. As educators, we have to deal not only with classroom management, developing curriculum, and school functions, but we are competing with cell phones, iPods, and Nintendo’s. Twenty years ago, faculty only had to deal with students turning in late papers, and the occasional “my dog ate my homework.” Today, we have to be worried about guns, drugs, and students who tune out.

To be good at something you must have three things: heart, determination, and experience. I have spent the past fifteen years working, gaining experience in traditional and non-traditional teaching methods. I have spent three years working in Washington DC learning from leading, cutting-edge experts in the field of teaching, classroom management, and student interaction. I have sharpened not only my teaching skills but also my knowledge in my field of expertise. I have more knowledge, training, and “real life” experience than most tenured faculty who have been teaching history, international relations, and government from a book.

As an instructor, I have one simple code in which I teach from: If we are not having fun, we are not learning. School should be something that students want to come to, classes they enjoy, and teachers who care about their well-being.  If you walk into my classroom, you will hear people talking. It is not because they are not listening to the lecture; it is because they are participating in the discussion in either small groups or one-on-one. History, international relations, and government are more than just people, places, and dates. It is about ideas, events, and discoveries that build nations. It is about understanding our past and present so that they can be prepared for their future.

The single most important goal in my life has been to serve my country. From my earliest childhood memories, I learned the value of “Duty, Honor, Country” from my family. My father was a career soldier, and my mother was a political consultant. They taught me the importance of service and giving back to a grateful nation. Through them, I have taught students with disabilities, worked on political campaigns, volunteered my time to help restore decommissioned military aircraft, coached high school football, work in Washington DC, and most important of them all… give back to ones in need.


What does it mean for you to teach?

It has taken some time to encourage students and faculty to use mobile apps when accessing our Canvas instance, but we have made a lot of progress. This push came after we encouraged users to use the Calendar feature in their mobile devices. Our curriculum revolves around class calendars, and they needed a convenient way to access all the events in their classes. This has been a tremendous success, they can even access assignments and download attachments posted in the calendar through their phones and tablets.


Now it might be time to push for the use of mobile devices for other components inside Canvas. We recently acquired the Canvas video solution Arc, and students may be consuming these videos in mobile devices and not so much on PCs.


Regarding notifications, we have seen students turning them off more and more, they find this feature a little annoying, I find it useful though.


I want to know more about the Canvas mobile options and features, I will be doing more research on this and hopefully I will be able to share with all of you.


Thank you.

Abstract: The hardest part about contract cheating is quantifying the problem. We can't do much about the former, but we're trying to change the latter. That is, we are trying to quantify contract cheating in hopes of learning more about assessment design, motivations of cheating, and the black market of 'contract cheating'.


Methodology: A web crawler (with the pet name of "Contraband") was let loose on the Internet to sniff out content related to cheating posts. The contracts were then aggregated all together. You can read what the crawler found at the end of this post.


Findings: 18% contractors were approached directly. Out of the posts in which the contractor was not approached directly, 6 (4.5%) contracts were for admission essays, 9 posts (7%) were for work related to masters/PhD theses, and 7 posts (5.34%) were in languages other than English. Almost all of the contracts looked like they required undergrad (or above) proficiency. Finally, the average contract was worth $157. 


It is to be noted, that the crawler (optimistically) scanned  ~1% of the entire "market" and the data collected covered just 3 weeks worth of activity. It might be unfair to simply extrapolate these numbers to arrive at the 'market size', but let's just do it for simplicity's sake.


If 1% of the market is worth $25,353, it implies roughly $2.5 million worth of contracts traded per month. This might sound like a lot, but an average contract value of $157 per contract would mena that roughly 16,148 students cheat online every month.


Future direction: Firstly, I want to expand the corpus we are crawling. Secondly, adding in more data-points such as: collecting the number of bidders (therefore quantifying the size and activity of the market), analyzing peak/trough times, and estimating the writing proficiency of the cheater (low writing proficiency might suggest weak writing skills as a prominent motivator) seems interesting.  Also, the labeling process definitely needs to be improved (since there were some false positives).


How you can participate: Just chime in with your thoughts, is data like this helpful? Should we stop doing this? Is this initiative kinda creepy? What other information can we collect? Anything goes. 


Pour some motiva-tion on me: Summarizing reports like such take a lot of effort, so if you want to motivate me to keep publishing stuff like this please subscribe to the contraband page here.  


The data-set: What follows now is the actual data collected. (Hint: use cmd + down/up arrow for Mac or ctrl + end/home for Windows to directly scroll to the comments section/top of the post.)  



Contraband's contract cheating report.

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Osteo for perth university

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Engineering and Construction: Review on the powertrain of the 2018 model year -- 2

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Translate Something

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Project for Joyce W.

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Build an Online Store

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Personal Statement Review for grad school

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Environmental Remediation

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need turnitin services

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Need experienced academic writers from India01

I am looking for experienced academic writers from India. Ability to write academic papers without grammatical errors, knowledge of different formatting styles like APA, MLA, Harvard, ability to write according to the specific requirement of the clients in different fields like management ,business, health , psychology, history etc and the skillfulness to deliver quality paper within the specified time frame are the job requirements.


3D IC chip research

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Gender doping- Issues in Sports and exercise science

Do female with high levels of testosterone should compete in the category of women in elite sports events? (Eg Olympic games) Include: IFFA laws Eg. Caster Semenya and other athletes


Project for Neneth S.

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Necisito traductores y redactores de contenido - open to bidding

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Native Writer Needed for English Literature Work

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Professional Resume and Personal Statement writer for Graduate School

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Academic Writing: US History 5 Tasks (17-31 Total Pages)

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Project for sunnyfaisal2018

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Analisis de texto en Metodologias de Tesis

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I need an academic proof reader / editor -- 3 - 11/01/2018 21:33 EST

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$18 / hr

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CV Pharaphrase

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Pharaphrase CV doc

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write an managerial essay about ibm-kodak

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Write a whitepaper for an ICO(initial coin offering)

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Academic Research about Innovative cluster in Israel

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Academic Essay

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CV Work and Summarise

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Letter for University Acceptance

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Publishing In journal arabic thesis

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Data Analysis

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Tamil Academic writing - open to bidding

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review a researche and rewrite any plagiarismed sentence

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Plagiatsprfung Lektorat

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Design Aptitude questions for almost all Indian competitive exams like GMAT,CAT,SSC,BANK,IBPS and others

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I need to summarise my own report so that i can then add it to my CV. Very short 2-3 pages max summarisation. For more details please contact me


PTE Sample test

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Markering plan

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political writing

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an assignment

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Aptitude questions for all Indian examinations

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lil project

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Blog content writing for a climbing website

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Project for Sam R.

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escribir unos articulos - open to bidding - Repost - open to bidding

Hola Max, Estoy buscando un "Provider of high quality content" por mi nuevo blog en espanol... sera un periodico digital hablando de politica, sociedad, sports, Viral .... en Espaa y precisamente en Catalua... La verdad es que busco un socio a largo tiempo y no un solo rewriting de un articulo o dos.. si te conviene, empezamos por un pequeno ejercicio.. quiero que re escrives este articulo: - [url removed, login to view] Quiero que el nuevo articulo sea en unos 500 palabras divididos en cuatro/cinco subtitulos y una introduccion Espero encontrar un socio lo mas antes posible un saludo.


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Group Counselling

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Proofred my article

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Research Writing: Need a research on strategic marketing done in 4 days.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT BID UNTIL YOU HAVE READ ALL BELOW INSTRUCTIONS AND ATTACHED INSTRUCTION SHEET. "[url removed, login to view]". IF YOU ARE BUSY DO NOT BID IF YOU CANNOT DEDICATE 2 TO 3 DAYS TO THIS JOB DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE OTHER TASKS/PROJECTS DO NOT BID IF YOU OR INTEND TO OUTSOURCE THIS TO SOME OTHER WRITER, DO NOT BID. YOU WILL NOT GET PAID IF YOU DONT DEDICATE TIME AND READ/WRITE ACCURATE DETAILED PAPER. GENERIC AND PARAPHRASED WRITING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT ALL. AND YOU WILL NOT GET PAID IF YOU JUST PROVIDE UNRELATED PARAPHRASED WRITINGS. Only Tracked Hours with screen shots on [url removed, login to view] desktop app will be paid. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I Need a professional writer/researcher to help perform academic research on strategic marketing. Includes reading journal papers and writing a 2500-word report. FREELANCER MUST PROVIDE DAILY UPDATE OF PROGRESS. DO NOT BID IF YOU ARE BUSY OR HAVE LOTS OF WORK. must be familiar with: 1) Harvard style referencing and citation. 2) Must use academic journal papers as sources. no junk sources can be used. 3) must use at least 8 sources Journal papers as source 4) Experience in academic writing 5) knowledge in MARKETING STRATEGY THEORIES 6) experience in turnitin 7) should present sample research papers done before on strategic marketing. 8) should read attached material on strategic marketing to produce a relevant paper 9) follow formatting and style of attached sample paper "sample [url removed, login to view]" detailed instructions attached here in the file "instructions". DEADLINE IN IN 4 DAYS after award. late papers will not be accepted. paper is useless to me if submitted late. Write the phrase I READ IT ALL at beginning of your proposal so that I know you have read all instructions. If you dont, your bid is ignored. NO COPY/PASTE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED WORK MUST SCORE LESS THAN 20% on TURNITIN SHOW ME SAMPLES OF YOUR RELATED WORK IF YOU WANT THIS JOB Best of luck to all

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Policy memo short 700-900 words

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The Effectiveness and Acceptance of Telemetry in Intensive Care Unit

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Write the "Findings" section of a survey evaluation report for a non profit

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Lean Operations

Evaluate the implications for operations management in organizations that operate internationally. For this assignment, you will select and assess the same type of product from two different firms, such as an SUV vehicle from Toyota, and BMW. (NOTE: You cannot use the automotive industry, so pick another industry that operates internationally.) In a 5-6-page paper, defend the organizations production processes, customer interaction in those processes, if applicable, and the technologies used in production. Judge each organizations commitment to quality and excellence, as well as the process used for measuring quality. Describe each of the selected organizations inventory methodologies and model(s), and any areas for improvement. Describe each of the selected organizations movements toward lean processes or Six Sigma, and how these impact the culture, efficiency, and success of each organization. Finally, compare and contrast each companys production processes, customer interactions in those processes, and technologies used in production. Be sure to use at least two current, scholarly references beyond any required course readings. Current sources are those published within the most recent five-year period, and scholarly sources are those from peer-reviewed journals. Make certain for each listed reference that you have at least one supporting citation in the body of your content. Your reference page is always the last page of the submission where all individual references get listed. The Saudi Digital Library is a good resource to search for these references. Submit your presentation into the Assignment Dropbox.


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Reading responses to the Which do you prefer: online vs on-campus? poll has been very informative and reminded me of a study I was involved in a few years ago.  I thought that there may be those in the Community interested in what we were examining in relation to student choice and experience in online classes.  At the time a few colleagues and I presented this at a regional conference and intended to publish after gathering more data to strengthen statistical tests, but other priorities arose so the results were not distributed as widely as we had hoped.


Background:  I was working at a liberal arts university that began to develop a series of online degrees.  Many courses within the general education core that were being offered face-to-face were also developed online.  Online courses were 8-weeks while the on-ground campus had 15-week semesters.


Online course sections were normally capped at 25 students and the decision was made to allow on-campus students to utilize unused “seats”, believing this would help those with scheduling issues and others like athletes and music majors with heavy travel schedules.  As a result, online GE courses normally had enrollments including both online and on-campus students.


We wanted to study this dynamic to determine why on-campus students chose to take an online course, determine the experience of the students in online sections, and explore if grades given in online sections were either higher or lower than the same courses delivered on-ground.


The study: In the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015, surveys were given to students in 100 (mostly) and 200 level GE courses where both an online and on-ground section was offered.  This included an art and music, public speaking, math, English, biology, philosophy and religious studies course.  Surveys included a section where students were asked why they chose an online option (if they were an on-campus student) and various questions about how well the course met certain quality criteria and their expectations entering the course.  Responses were generally indicated using a 5-point Likert scale where 1 represented students were “very displeased” with this element of the course, 3 was “neutral”, and 5 “very pleased”. Grades were compared in fall 2014 for matched online and face-to-face sections through data provided by the Registrar. 


Results: Between the fall and spring terms, we received 154 survey responses (45% response rate).  Of these 32% were from males and 67% were from females.  Forty percent of the surveys were from students taking the online sections while 60% from individuals taking on-ground classes.  Of those taking an online section, 77% were primarily on-campus students and 23% fully online.  While online classes included students in all years of their program, the majority were either freshmen or seniors.


Primarily on-ground students who chose online sections were able to indicate why they chose an online option from a list or add their own response.  They could select any or all choices within this list.  Respondents indicated that the largest motivation to take the online format over a face-to-face alternative was either time convenience (67%) or scheduling conflicts with other classes (57%). The perception that the online course would be easier was the third most selected option (33%) followed fourth by the desire to try an online class (27%).


To examine the perception of students in online and F2F sections, we compared student responses to the Likert scale questions.  The following table depicts these results.


Table 1- Comparison of online and F2F student responses



Ability of course to meet stated objectives



Feedback from instructor



Community building with classmates



Spiritual reflection & growth




As can be seen, students in the online classes actually rated courses higher than F2F sections.  Feedback from instructor was the only difference found to be statistically significant (p=0.009) but it had a small to medium Effect Size of 0.227.


In the survey, we also asked students about their expectation of the quality of the online course before enrolling, their overall experience in the course, and their confidence in their ability to succeed online prior to starting class.  These responses were correlated with the responses listed in the table above.  Results of these correlations are below.


Table 2- Correlation of overall student feedback and specific course elements

Expectation for the quality of the course

Overall experience in the course

Confidence in the ability to succeed online

Ability of course to meet objectives




Feedback from instructor




Community building with classmates




Spiritual reflection and growth




*Significant at p < .05


Although a number of these findings were statically significant, r-squared values were only moderate.

We attempted to determine if student experience varied by class standing or experience with prior online classes.  Although our sample size for this data was too low to draw any concrete conclusions, in initial results we did not find either of these variables to impact student self-reported class experience.


Finally, after analyzing class grades in the fall, we found high similarity between delivery modes and student achievement.  While some variance existed, students in online and F2F classes normally received approximately the same proportion of A’s or B’s, C’s, or below C grades.  Results were similar enough that we chose to stop tracking this data after the fall term and only look at the percent of students who passed or failed.



  • Online classes were of benefit to on-campus students who had scheduling conflicts, but not utilized by athletes as heavily as we anticipated (we expected many student athletes to register for the classes).
  • Students need to be advised effectively to ensure they understand the rigors of online classes and don’t overload their schedules, particularly if these classes use accelerated schedules.
  • Although not a large focus of this study, grade evaluation aligned with the published studies that suggest that when classes are built upon a strong pedagogical model, differences in student performance may relate more to factors such as pre-existing academic strength, motivation, etc. and less the course modality itself. We found no reason to believe that grade were either higher in online classes or that students struggled due to the self-directed nature of online learning.
  • The fact that student self-reported satisfaction in several important areas was higher in online sections is likely due to intentional inclusion of these during the instructional design process. In the course development process, faculty building online classes worked closely with an instructional designer to ensure alignment between course objectives, content and student assessment.  A focus of course design was also student engagement and interaction with the instructor.
  • Correlations between student confidence in their ability to succeed online and the four elements of course satisfaction studied suggested that efforts to boost student confidence, either through advising or an orientation course may be beneficial, although no causal relationship can be inferred from the correlations alone.
  • Similarly, correlation between the aspects of student satisfaction and overall experience in the class suggests a value in both developing a pedagogically sound course and training faculty for effective course facilitation.


The evaluation process led to a number of other benefits around campus.  One example was a reevaluation of our 100-level course offerings.  When we dug deeper into why a large number of seniors were taking classes normally associated with freshman class standing, we learned that we were not offering enough sections of these for first-year students so a number of them had to put these off until later in their educational career.


I would be interested in whether anyone else here has conducted a similar study, either formally or anecdotally.  Is your experience similar to what we found a few years ago or different?


Best wishes!

Hi Community!


I have been teaching in a higher education graduate school for more than fourteen years and until my fall 2017 semester, I had been calculating my students' grades based on an 80% paper and a 20% multiple choice exam. This was tradition.  This was simply the way things had always been done.  Sure, one paper being worth 80% of a student's final grade was a high stake (when I was in school, this paper was worth 100% - that's progress!), but I figured that was simply what students needed to take the assignment seriously and put in the time and effort needed to earn a good grade. Were there problems from year to year? Yes. Other faculty members would notice and often complain that the students who were so consumed with the high-stakes paper were unprepared in their other classes - or worse - were absent from their other classes.  The concentration on my high-stakes paper was having a negative impact on the students' learning in their other classes. Also, the students themselves often complained about the stress they felt from feeling overwhelmed by having their grade ride almost entirely on this one assignment. 


This past fall, I decided to try a new approach.  Instead of two, I had five graded assessments. The assessments ranged in value from 5% to 40%. I found that the students took each assignment and my feedback seriously under this new assessment strategy, as they knew each assessment would impact their grade to some degree. I also found that they were eager to ask questions to be sure they understood the material. The 40% assessment was for the final paper.  While this was much less than 80%, I found that students were still feeling some anxiety from the weight given.  I will be tweaking my value system next semester so that no assessment will have a value greater than 25% and I am hopeful that this will reduce even more stress. In addition, I will be using Canvas for the first time this semester (I am part of the initial pilot program at my institution) and I am thankful for its organization and clarity - another stress reducer. If anyone has any similar experiences or has used Canvas effectively for a class with multiple, low-stakes assessments, please feel free to share.

We've created a module in Canvas Commons:  Using Badges (with Badgr) in your Canvas Courseto help faculty create and implement Badges [uses Canva and Badgr] in their course. There is also an Assignment, which has been shared via Canvas Commonthat ties to our Students: Intro to Canvas course (not shared to Canvas Commons).  Please take a look and let us know how we might improve these resources.

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