Our institution has a School for the Contemporary Arts, with 4 programs (Film, Music, Theater& Visual Art). The school is already using Canvas for all the theory courses, but they are interested in seeing if there are ways to use Canvas to improve their studio-based teaching.
Do you guys know of any studio art courses that use Canvas in your institution? Do you mind sharing some ways that they do it to improve teaching and learning experiences?
Thank you for your time.
Hi Carson -
I teach a variety of studio and media arts classes, and I use Canvas in each one! I especially like how Canvas has made my assessment practices more efficient and effective.
Ideas for studio art:
Ideas for music:
Let me know if these are helpful or if you'd like to continue this discussion. I'd be happy to collaborate!!
Thank you Kirstin, this was my first post on the Canvas Community, really didnt know what to expect when I was posting, your reply was simply amazing, thank you for being so generous with your time and writing that all up. I particularly like the Journal and Peer Review ideas.
Have you used the ePortfolio feature for studio classes? I tested out the ePortfolio feature in Canvas but found it quite limiting, do you have any other external tool you can recommend?
I'm glad you liked the suggestions in my initial reply. Technology can enhance studio practices and provide both teacher and student more time to learn and to create. I understand that it can be intimidating to open up to technology in traditional studio courses, but hopefully the arts teachers in your building can embrace the shift in instruction that they can create by incorporating technology and Canvas into their classrooms.
While my direct department colleague uses ePortfolios, I do not. For my upper level classes, I've had great luck with Google Photos. Students can then link to their portfolio in assignments, discussions, reflections, etc.
I am an art teacher that is new to CANVAS. Can you recommend any tutorials or internet hub to find them other than YouTube for art teachers using CANVAS? I love the ideas you listed for drawing on the artwork, getting students to make multiple submissions in the process, etc. How exciting!
Also, what is Speedgrader? Is it an add-on for CANVAS?
Thanks for any direction you have time to give me!
Non-art teacher but was recently researching for one of my art teachers to help him interact more with Canvas.
Have fun storming the castle,
HI, I am an elementary art teachers (completely virtual) using Canvas for the first time. I am struggling to figure out how students will submit their artworks to me so I can grade and comment. You mentioned this: "When students upload .pdf files and submit those into Canvas, the teacher can then use SpeedGrader to annotate on top of the image."
How do I set it up where they can upload an image for grading?
Hello Aisha again,
I found the discussions on organizing students work through google photos is an excellent way to stay organized with all the work handed in each day. I also like the idea about the use of an individual student portfolio if it works best for a differentiated class with autism spectrum students because it will have to be maintained, monitored, and revisited often
in order to get a true depiction of their work.