What do you teach? How do you use Canvas? What do you hope to see in this group?
This summer I'm teaching Statistics (for business majors) online for the first time in Canvas and this fall I'm teaching a hybrid (blended) general education statistics course. In this group I'd love to see some tips and tricks on the best way to use Canvas - formulas, instructional video, etc - for mathematics education.
I am teaching PreCalc right now (and some Physics). Next year I am slated to teach Statistics (new to me).
I flip my classes, so I use Canvas to organize my classes.
I would love to share ideas and especially hear how others are using Canvas (especially for flipping).
Yay! Another stat's person! Maybe we can share resources/information that we find for our classes?
I would love it, but I must admit this is the first time I have ever taught
the class, so I am just gathering resources now.
I haven't taught stats in a number of years, so I'm starting from scratch as well! I'm using my summer class as a test run of a lot of resources and will be happy to share what I end up using and how they work!
That would be great.
My hope is to have the class extremely hands-on--collecting our own data,
etc. Our HS has Stats as a senior option in lieu of PreCalculus, so we
have a lot of students who are intimidated by math from the get-go. I am
hoping to make it very user-friendly.
My online summer stats won't be that hands-on, but my fall hybrid will be extremely hands on! I'm only seeing them f2f once a week for two hours (lecture and other stuff is online), so the f2f time will be hands-on activities and possibly some mini-lectures based on what the students are getting or not getting.
My husband teaches the same stats course, but the fully f2f sections, and he does a lot of fun activities. I think my favorites are the Oreo one (are double stuff Oreos really double the stuff?) and Spurious Correlations (Spurious Correlations - he has the students pick their favorite and answer various questions and do different things with the data).
Hello! My Name is Robibe Grant and I am the Canvas Admin, on of the Canvas Support/Canvas Trainers for New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. I am also a Canvas Coach. I have been working with learning management systems since 2002 in a support role. I teach Introduction to Management and Introduction to Computer Information Systems. Oh yeah, I also teach people how to play Roller Derby!
I teach high school math and computer science, chair our Math Dept. and serve as our Director of Academic Technology (and lead Canvas admin and developer). I'm particularly interested in thinking about effective uses of online/blended tools in Canvas to support greater flexibility and fluidity between both tracks and levels in our math curriculum (as well as making placement more accurate and reliable).
I teach Marketing Statistics in EXCEL face-to-face, but I also use Canvas, because my biggest problem is that my students are international, and I realize that most of the time, they do not understand what I am saying in class, so I need the written back-up in Canvas. Tools like voice-thread, however, do not help much, since it takes these students too much time to translate. (I think they work better with simple and clear written instructions.) I am also thinking of "gamifying" my modules so they will read the material I have posted in the modules. I am interested to see if any other math teachers have done this.
Also, I notice that most of my students have begun emailing me their assignments instead of using Canvas. I wonder if other instructors are experiencing this situation with international students. Do you think students are having problems with Canvas because they do not understand the Canvas navigation and assignment submission instructions??? Or do they want more feedback before they officially submit the assignment??
Regina, I'm not an expert on international students, but for students in general I can say that ours indicate that Canvas is very easy to navigate and find it easy to submit assignments. Yet, we also have a mandatory online orientation to Canvas that our students have to complete before they get access to their courses! Is there anything like this for your students? If not, do you have any type of introductory information in your course about course expectations (turning in assignments to Canvas and not email) and how to submit assignments (this could be something as easy as linking to the guide on how to submit assignments - How do I upload a file as an Assignment submission in Canvas?)? Another thing is that if you let students do it then they'll continue to do it. As soon as they email an assignment to you, tell them that you're glad they've gotten the work done, ask if they had any specific questions, and if not then direct them to the assignment in Canvas (and the directions on how to submit) and tell them to submit there. Hopefully after the first time or two they will get the idea of how things work in your course and start submitting them to Canvas the first time! :-)
Hello! I teach special education math to students with IEP's. I am new to Canvas (and really using much technology in the classroom at all), and I'd love to find useful ways to utilize it in my classroom. I teach high school students middle school math in a small group setting. I also do some co-teaching, but at this point, I'm more interested in utilizing it in my own classroom. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Hi! I teach 7th-grade math, 7th-grade science, and remedial math. While I'm new to Canvas, I've been using another LMS (Schoology) to run my science class as a partially self-paced course. My math classes are more traditionally run, but I'm interested in exploring other ways to get kids to learn.
Hey there! I teach high school math, mostly basic math up through Algebra 2, at an alternative high school. Kids work through a syllabus at their own pace and it has all been paper and pencil and textbook. Since our district adopted Canvas I am very excited to try to get my classes (slowly) into it. I haven't used any LMS, but am eager to learn!
Hello all! I am pretty late to the conversation but I am hoping it is better late than never?! I am looking to connect and share resources with other math teachers who use Canvas. I teach mathematics at Reading Area Community College in Reading, PA. My teaching experience includes basic math (equivalent of 4th-8th grade level math), Algebra (freshman/sophmore HS), Intermediate Algebra (junior/senior HS level), a math survey course (freshman college), and Introductory Statistics (sophmore college). I have just recently started teaching courses online but the bulk of my experience has been with the lecture format along with some experience in the hybrid format. Our college just recently adopted Canvas (old LMS was Angel) so I am just learning the features and beginning my course redesigns. My goal is to find out how to utilize Canvas in such a way that it is an active, learner-centered environment rather than just a repository of information. Our school has not only transitioned to a new LMS but it is also looking to expand its online offerings and improve the quality of its online courses using Quality Matters standards so I really want to do a good job with my course redesigns. We use Pearson products (MyMathLab and MyStatLab) in our math classes for online homework and exams so I am trying to figure out the role that Canvas should play in each of my courses and how it will look different for each of the three different formats since I will have all three - lecture, hybrid and online - in the Spring....yikes! Does anyone else in this group use the Pearson LTI within Canvas?
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