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Canvas FastTrack Ep. 20 - Discussions Chat About It!

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 20 is a 2 ½ minute video about discussions and some cool tips, tricks and ideas of how to bring life to the standard online discussion. 

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

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Highlighted Love it! I'm gonna be keeping this in the forefront of my mind as I develop my courses for next year, I will have some honors blended learning classes and I even have a 1st period honors class this year that humors me as my technology guinea pigs...they are a special group! I may just get to work on this ASAP #remember

Highlighted, there are not enough "likes" for me to like this enough! Thank you for that extra explanation! It really helped and sounds like an amazing way to structure discussions to really enhance student learning and critical thinking. I was already planning on restructuring some things for my fall course and I think this could be an excellent way to take my discussions to the next level! 🙂

Thank you and I have my fingers crossed for your session being selected for InstCon - I would love to attend the session and here more about this!



I'm so happy to hear that you want to try this out in your course Smiley Happy I've helped five other instructors implement this strategy into their courses here at my own institution. I've been very pleased with the results thus far. 



It is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone and for everyone to level up online discussions.  Smiley Happy 


I just want to say that the comments beneath each of these FastTrack videos have been incredibly helpful in making me think about more creative ways to approach the use of Canvas -- for the instructors I work with and for my own pedagogical purposes.  This community ROCKS!