I have had the opportunity to work with teachers and school staff using Canvas in a wide variety of ways, from Kindergarten classrooms to AP Chemistry courses, and even Professional Development programs! One common question comes up every time I talk with teachers, instructional designers, course creators, and facilitators who are new to Canvas - "So, what's a Module?"
@erin Keefe, Senior Trainer for Education Services, has an excellent blog post on this very topic. To expand on her response, modules can be explained as a fancy digital binder. The Modules index serves as a table of contents to the individual Modules (like binder tabs) and the content within them. One of my favorite things about Modules is that it gives the teacher the flexibility to set up the structure in the way that best meets the needs of his/her unique class!
The #AdoptionConsulting team at Instructure created this attached infographic, with links to additional relevant resources (including sample modules formats) to help bring the concept of Modules to life and to provide instructional support during an Adoption Consulting workshop on digital literacy! This visualization of the benefit of using modules is a great example of how our team of experts can help your organization to elevate their use of Instructure products. I hope you find it helpful!
Share this infographic with your colleagues who use Canvas
Apply the principles of organized modules in your own course
Elevate the Canvas student experience at your institution by using robust & consistent module organization
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The Education Services department is always ready to help your organization create a cycle of success with Canvas through Training, Instructional Design, and Adoption Consulting! Our Adoption Consulting team helps customers deepen and elevate their use of Instructure products to meet pedagogical goals across their organization by offering customized consultation and targeted coaching. If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact your CSM or @mlattke - Adoption Consulting Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently sharing the awesome of Canvas with Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida.
I began my career in education as a middle school math teacher in the Cincinnati area. When a new role of Digital Learning Specialist was created at my district, it was a great fit for my love of teaching and technology. As a Digital Learning Specialist, I worked with school staff on everything Ed Tech, including rolling out Canvas as our new LMS back in 2014. From that experience, I saw all the awesome ways Canvas can enhance and transform learning in the K12 classroom and became a huge advocate! In 2017, I decided it was time to move closer to family in Florida and was so lucky to get to continue Sharing the Awesome of Canvas as a customer success manager working with Orange County Public Schools.
Florida transplant, Steelers fanatic, cheerleader for the Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers, coffee enthusiast, collector of To Do lists, Orlando area explorer, concert-goer, nerd for all things 90s. Bachelors in Middle Childhood Math & Social Studies, Masters in Human Resource Development (Training and Development of adults).