Two teachers (one on campus, one part-time telecommuter) used a single Canvas course to teach three different digital art classes concurrently. Students made decisions based on personal interest before researching and then applying knowledge within projects; this increased intrinsic motivation and quality of final projects. Teachers emphasized reflection and revision as an ongoing process in hopes that students would see learning as a personal experience rather than means to a grade. With the help of Canvas’s mobile apps, communication tools, video conferencing, differentiated instruction, and peer reviews, students in this class experienced a unique and collaborative blended learning environment.
Participants who attend the session will learn...
- How to customize Canvas Course settings to increase collaboration between sections.
- How to leverage a variety of communication tools to help guide student growth.
- How to encourage students to embrace an open-ended format classroom.