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Advanced Module Building

Can you imagine building a bookcase when all of the instructions are out of order? What if you had to build it with all the wrong tools? Ultimately, your bookcase would take far too much time and energy to complete. Now, imagine building a course this way. What would that look like? How much time […]

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Canvas Spotlight: BUS 1850 (Stackable)

We all want our students to leave our classes prepared to excel in their careers. To ensure this, educators work tirelessly to ensure that their students have relevant knowledge and marketable skills. As our students transition into or continue their careers, they find that employers want to know that they have the skills their profession […]

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Incorporate LinkedIn Learning Into Canvas Classes

Are you looking to enhance your students’ learning experiences, help those who need remediation, or provide your learners with strong supplemental learning materials? One of the best ways to do so is by incorporating LinkedIn Learning videos and courses into your class.  LinkedIn Learning is a powerful online learning platform with thousands of engaging, high […]

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Record a Teams Meeting and Share It with Your Students

Microsoft Teams is a great tool for synchronous meetings with your online class. It’s easy to set up a recurring meeting and invite your students, but it’s not always easy for every student to attend every class. This is particularly likely when an in-person class moves online in the event of campus closure, for example […]

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Create a Course Team, Add Students, and Set Up a Recurring Meeting

Teaching online means creating a virtual space for your class. While Canvas fulfills the role of the classroom for asynchronous classes, it doesn’t support synchronous meetings. Microsoft Teams is available to the entire university to meet online, share content, and keep in touch when not in class. Teams has a robust set of features to […]

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Find Open Educational Resources and Use Them in Canvas

Ease of access is a core component of any successful course. This is why dedicated educators strive to remove as many barriers to participation as possible for your students. An imposing and often acknowledged barrier to participation in higher education is the financial barrier associated with expensive textbooks and subscriptions. These additional costs can often […]

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Course Showcase – MUS 1010: Essential Music Theory Skills

Courses that rely on the demonstration of skills can often feel like a difficult task to bring to the online environment. Through visual media, it is possible to bring both your subject, and you, to life for your online students. In this exemplary course, we’ll look at the recent work of Dr. Jeffrey McCray who […]

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Create Presentations Using Multimedia Principles

Every educator’s goal is to hold their students’ attention for as long as possible. This is often challenging, but the learning materials we create can be designed to improve each learner’s focus as well as their ability to recall information later. Well designed presentations are informative, engaging, and minimize the fatigue learner’s can experience. By […]

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Audio Annotations

It can be easy to assume that all learners learn the same way; that they have the same abilities and the same access to resources.  Here at MSU Denver, our priority is making sure that the information in our courses is accessible to all learners. Consider, however, that you are a non-sighted learner; how would […]

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Course Showcase – PSY 1001: Introductory Psychology

The old saying that multiple minds are better than one has never been more true than when it comes to developing courses. Members of our Center for Teaching, Learning, and Design – Instructional Design team (CTLD ID) recently collaborated with expert faculty members from the Department of Psychological Sciences during the Spring 2022 development cycle. […]