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Canvas FastTrack Ep. 16 - Bellwork, Warm-ups, Fast Fives

The Canvas FastTrack Video series is a collection of quick videos aligning Canvas with Dr. Puentedura’s SAMR Model of Technology Integration.  This model has been used by many institutions as a framework for infusing technology into teaching and learning activities.  In the video collection we will dive into the various tools in Canvas and how they align with the SAMR Model of Technology.  Watch this four-minute video introduction to SAMR if you aren’t already familiar with the model.

Episode 16 is a 2 1/2 minute video about adding bellwork, warm-ups, starters to your Canvas Course; at the Augmentation level of Technology integration students submitting assessments online aligns well.  Teachers can utilize many of the assessment tools in Canvas to deliver and gather responses from students for their bell ringers, warm-ups, fast fives or any other fast start to class! 

Thanks for watching and please feel free to leave feedback, requests, and suggestions in the comments below!

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Community Participant

Setting expectations for students to login to Canvas each day is a good practice that will have very strong positive outcomes as the year progresses.  Videos such as this will be helpful for our teachers as we learn how to make Canvas work harder than we do. Smiley Happy

Community Contributor

Thanks so much  @lstark ‌ for the idea how to use journals. Many of our faculty teaching counseling and psychology use journal assignment.  I hadn't thought about creating them as a group assignment and then just putting one student in each group. This allows students to keep adding to it. I'll pass this on.

Community Participant

These videos are great for the K-12 population, but in terms of use for the higher ed population, I just want to point out how useful the mention of journaling is here.  When our University switched from eCollege to Canvas, we found a lot of instructors looking for an alternative to the journal feature.  As opposed to having students create a blog outside of the course shell (although useful in its own right), creating a group for each student in the course is a great workaround for the lack of a tool specifically created for journal use in Canvas.  Up until now, I recommended to instructors that they create an "Assignment" page and then select the "text box" entry for submissions.  I believe the approach discussed in the video above is a better solution to this issue!  Thanks!  Smiley Happy

Community Member

Your videos are amazing and so helpful.  But when I rewatch them it would be nice if you didn't disable to playback speed options.  1.25 or 1.5 is helpful to quickly refresh ideas before working on a shell.

Thank you for all your hard work.