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Online Instructor Resources

As instructors asked questions and requested resources when hundreds of courses moved online, I placed the resources into an Online Instructor Resources site. It is now public and openly licensed for...

09-25-2020

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Time-Saving Tips for Teaching Online in Canvas

Before the course begins: Draft a welcome message to send to students as a (Canvas Inbox) Conversation Message at the beginning of the first week. Select the option to send an individual message to...

07-11-2020

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Supporting New Remote Teachers

How do you shorten the learning curve for emergency remote teachers? With all teachers at our institution now involved in emergency remote instruction due to the pandemic, I've been outlining...

03-28-2020

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Project Management Strategies for Instructional Design Projects

A colleague and I researched Project Management Strategies for Instructional Design Projects and applied the research to our Course Design and Development processes. She's in Florida, I'm in Michigan...

01-24-2020

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Engaging Students in Canvas Groups

Here are some ideas for instructors to engage students in Canvas Groups: Collaborative Writing and Notetaking (Documents), Presentations, Spreadsheets Ask students to use the Collaborations ...

05-23-2019

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Sharing Research & Best Practices

According to Instructional Design in Higher Education: Defining an Evolving Field, sharing “research and best practices” and "improving training and development processes" helps define the field...

01-12-2019

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Formative Assessments in Canvas

Students benefit from formative assessments that allow them to check their understanding of terms/concepts throughout a course. According to instructors at our community college, regular fo...

12-03-2018

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Learner Device Preferences

Oregon State surveyed over 2,000 of their ecampus students about their device preferences and were surprised with some of the results (according to a Webinar I attended that was hosted by the re...

10-05-2018

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Alternative Assessments in Canvas

Measuring student achievement of course outcomes through a variety of assessments accommodates diverse learners, promotes critical thinking and encourages academic honesty (and helps meet Q...

09-10-2018

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Using Discussions for Activities & Assessments

Discussions that engage students in course content and with each other promote student satisfaction and retention.  Canvas discussions are commonly used for class discussions and group discus...

09-10-2018

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Getting Started with Digital Badges

I recently researched the use of digital badges with a focus on using them for professional development. I’m posting some of the research in case it might be useful to anyone else in the Canvas commu...

01-01-2018

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Independent use of Canvas

These are questions from an Instructional Designer at an institution researching various LMS's to replace their proprietary system: Can blind students independently use the LMS used ...

12-01-2017

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Captioning YouTube Videos Created by Others using Amara

Many instructors include YouTube and other internet videos in their Canvas courses. However, not all videos are captioned by the video creators. YouTube doesn’t allow captioning of videos unless we o...

11-03-2017

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Learning about Canvas Partners

I was a lucky guesser in the partnertrivia and won some fun swag during #CanvasTrivia: Partner Day Edition (2017-08-24) . It was a good idea from panda because it makes us&nb...

09-16-2017

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Using the Quizlet LTI

I just created instructions for a faculty member who uses Quizlet so that she can integrate the flashcards within Canvas. There were resources in the Canvas Community about Quizlet along with other L...

09-10-2017

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Best Practices for Discussions 

Information from this blog post was updated based on comments and is now a resource on OER Commons for anyone to use and Remix for their own institution: https://www.oercommons.org/authorin...

09-10-2017

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Can we customize the look of audio files recorded in the RCE?

Does anyone know if it's possible to customize the player image that is automatically created when recording audio files in the RCE?  A foreign language instructor is creating audio qu...

08-01-2017

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Virtual InstructureCon Participants

Some of my colleagues and I were fortunate enough to attend InstructureCon 2015 and InstructureCon 2016, but our budget is grounding us during InstructureCon 2017. So, I’m very glad th...

07-19-2017

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Learner-Learner Interaction

Learner Interaction promotes engagement, cognitive presence and retention in online courses. Research into the effectiveness of interaction with classmates is described on pages 13-14 of Learnin...

06-08-2017

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Real-time Feedback: SpeedGrader & Mobile Devices

Our Nursing Faculty are starting to use Canvas Rubrics to grade students in real-time on their mobile devices. They use the SpeedGrader app on their smartphones during clinicals, which even allows th...

06-04-2017

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As an Instructional Designer at Macomb Community College, I design, develop and facilitate online and on-ground workshops including online faculty certification and Canvas certification. I also support faculty in repurposing courses from an on-ground to an online learning environment, recommend course improvement ideas, and support faculty in using technology to facilitate learning. I obtained an Ed.S. and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a B.A. in Education from the University of Michigan in Dearborn, Michigan.
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