Edward O'Neill

How can I get students to choose topics without overlapping TOO much?

Discussion created by Edward O'Neill on Nov 7, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2020 by Lia Ballach
  • I have a list of topics. There might be ten or a dozen. 
  • I want students to find and share online resources explaining those topics.
  • I would like more than one student to 'cover' each topic.
  • But I don't want half the class doing one topic.


You're experienced at using Canvas.


How would you handle this in Canvas?


Is there a specific tool you think makes sense? An LTI?


The ideal solution is elegant: it's simple and involves the least amount of work for students and the instructor.



Things I've thought of which I find inelegant:


  • Create a discussion board with a prompt containing the list & ask students to choose, first-come, first-serve.
  • Create a Google Doc, and ask students to add their names.