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Checklist for Launching and Facilitating Your Online Canvas Course

Below is a checklist for launching your online (Canvas) course (plus optional Microsoft Team), as well as some tips for effective online facilitation, communication, and interaction with your students. 1. Canvas Beginning of Semester Checklist Check items such as these

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Tips for Flipping the Classroom and Effective Videos

What is Flipping the Classroom? Flipping the classroom is an evidence-based teaching technique that usually involves moving some lectures online to free up time during class for more active learning strategies like peer instruction or collaborative learning. A more official

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Anticipating and Addressing Student Resistance in Your Courses

There have long been calls for using evidence-based teaching techniques and technologies in the classroom to improve student success.  For example the 2012 “Engage to Excel” report by the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) notes that “Classroom approaches

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Course Design Rubrics & Checklists

I’m starting to lose track of all the different rubrics and checklists related to course design that I’ve come across, and some new ones have come out very recently, so I’d thought I’d list them here.  If you know of

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Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies in Canvas

I’ve shared a resource in Canvas Commons with some examples of brief, research-based teaching strategies implemented in Canvas, such as: transparent assignments, minute papers, values affirmation, social belonging, goal setting, student testimonials, nudges, discussion protocols, wrappers, and midterm student feedback.   You can

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Canvas Online Teaching Readiness Self-Assessment

I shared a self-assessment for faculty preparing to teach online.  You can try the Online Teaching Readiness Self-Assessment here, or import it from Canvas Commons. It’s based on Penn State’s Faculty Self-Assessment: Preparing for Online Teaching.  I also like the Online

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