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Weighted Grading

There are many advantages to using a weighted grading scheme. For example, you don’t need to manipulate points to make your total points work out to a nice even number (like 1000), and you don’t need to shuffle points around when you add, remove, or change an assignment. Also, you can easily ensure that major […]

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Grading in Canvas – How to Set up and Customize Gradebook

Note: This is the fourth section of a four-section Canvas Spotlight on Grading in Canvas. Below is a list of the other sections: Grading in Canvas Identify what you can and cannot grade using Canvas Gradebook Understand how students interact with Gradebook Set up and customize Canvas Gradebook Did you know that depending on your […]

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Grading in Canvas – How Students Interact with Grades in Canvas

Note: This is the third section of a four-section Canvas Spotlight on Grading in Canvas. Below is a list of the other sections: Grading in Canvas Identify what you can and cannot grade using Canvas Gradebook Understand how students interact with Gradebook Set up and customize Canvas Gradebook When communicating with students about your grading […]

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Grading in Canvas – What Can and Cannot Be Graded in the Canvas Gradebook?

Note: This is the second section of a four-section Canvas Spotlight on Grading in Canvas. Below is a list of the other sections: Grading in Canvas Identify what you can and cannot grade using Canvas Gradebook Understand how students interact with Gradebook Set up and customize Canvas Gradebook You may use a variety of methods […]

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Grading in Canvas

Grading Best Practices The Canvas Gradebook is a powerful and helpful tool for both in-person and online courses. It’s also different from what you may be used to if you’ve previously worked with other learning management systems like Blackboard. This Canvas Spotlight explains some of the benefits of using the Canvas Gradebook and provides more […]

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Use SpeedGrader in Canvas

Tools: SpeedGrader and the Gradebook SpeedGrader is a built-in Canvas tool that makes grading more efficient and organized. Instructors can use SpeedGrader to view student work, assign grades with or without a rubric, provide feedback, and quickly progress to the next student in the course. SpeedGrader can be used to grade all types of assignments, […]

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Video Discussions

Tools: Discussion Boards and Yuja Holding discussions in an online course can have a very different feeling than having discussions in a face-to-face classroom. However, online discussions can still help students master content, explore new ideas, and build a sense of community even when they may not be meeting with other people in a physical […]

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Use Unicheck

Tools: Unicheck and Canvas Unicheck checks the originality of student work by comparing your students’ assignment submissions to text on the internet and in Unicheck’s databases. You can use Unicheck as a teaching tool to ensure academic integrity in your course in the same way you may have used SafeAssign in Blackboard. Unicheck is integrated […]

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Use MS Teams Breakout Rooms

Tools: Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms is a Microsoft Teams feature that allows the meeting organizer to divide participants into multiple smaller groups. Breakout Rooms can be used in recurring meetings and meetings created using the “meet now” button in the calendar. Best practices Use Breakout Rooms to create small groups for discussions, synchronous group work, […]

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Formative Assessments

Creating Formative Assessments with Quizzes Formative assessments provide opportunities to monitor students’ learning and immediately provide feedback. Formative assessments are generally low stakes and provide learners with a chance to gauge their knowledge of the course content and use the provided feedback in order to correct their mistakes before moving on to another course topic. […]