This webinar explored how you can use Canvas to drive your hybrid classroom. Our in-house guru, Su Temlett, along with the CS team covered 10 tips for success for when you have students learning from multiple locations including the classroom, at home, or on the go.
How to use canvas features to guide students through their learning journey
Planning synchronous time with your students
Identifying sound content design and its impact
plus much more
We approached this topic from a predominantly K-12 aspect, but the ideas and over-arching concepts can be easily replicated in any sector.
Drive Everything through Canvas
No longer use Canvas as an additional feature or add on. Use us for every lesson - all students can use Canvas to capture the crux of their lesson. This is great for students who are at home sick, long term sickness or for if you need casual cover for your lessons.
Put your T&L program online
Use sign posts
Use Module Requirements, Prerequisites and strict naming conventions to guide students through their learning.
Plan synchronous time with groups of kids - you can group them from the formative assessment data if you like - use video conferencing tools for synchronous times if you have students at home, or form workshop groups in class or just teach the whole class F2F.
Don’t use assignments unless you are going to mark the content. Use Pages for one way content and Assignments sparsely for when you want to mark students work. Use Quizzes to check knowledge and comprehension. Build in answers to the quizzes to help reinforce or reteach wrong answers.
Use discussions to aid student engagement. Make some discussions compulsory to ensure students are communicating with each other. Use general discussion participation marking rubric /12 to start expectations around discussions with each other
Use rich content to speak to students. Content providers, videos from Youtube, Click View etc. Anything that can support your teaching. Just as kids use media for long car trips, use media for engagement and teaching in this. Ask students to find media that can teach each other. Use Studio to build your own teaching videos easily.
Use Classic or New Quizzes for Summative Assessments. In particular, look at the Stimulus Question feature in New Quizzes to create exam style assessments when students are responding to stimulus material.
Don’t be too focused on the driving that you forget to enjoy your teaching. Teachers love relationships with students and this is what students thrive off too. Work out ways that will speak to your class to continue building on relationships.