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Group Work/Collaboration Integrated Apps Readings/Content Self-Help Tutorials Timely Tutorials

Set Up Hypothesis Documents and Assignments in Canvas

In your course, you may want students to review a document and annotate it to show their understanding and interpretation of the material. This can be done collaboratively in Canvas through the third-party tool, Hypothesis. This tool enables students to review a PDF or web page, leave annotations and comments on it, and view and […]

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Communication Group Work/Collaboration

Upload and Share Files Using OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud storage service from Microsoft. It is available to all MSU Denver staff, faculty, and students. This platform can be used to create, upload, store, edit, and share single or multiple files such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. Files or folders stored in OneDrive can be shared with anyone, […]

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Assignments Group Work/Collaboration Integrated Apps

Use Hypothes.is

Hypothes.is is an app within Canvas that lets your students participate in social reading by collaboratively annotating course readings. By enabling students and faculty to add comments and start conversations in the margins of course documents, the Hypothes.is app brings class discussions directly to the course content. Collaborative annotation engages students more deeply in course […]

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Group Work/Collaboration

Use Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive may be the least obvious solution but can be effective in providing your students with the materials they need to complete group activities. Due to its “shared” nature, your students can easily collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, or presentations within OneDrive. Directions Create a Shared Folder for Students to Access Go to Faculty and Staff […]

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Communication Group Work/Collaboration Lectures

Use MS Teams Breakout Rooms

Breakout Rooms is a Microsoft Teams functionality that facilitates small group work in a synchronous virtual setting. Breakout rooms allow the meeting organizer to divide participants into multiple smaller groups. This is handy for those times when you want to have small group discussions within a lecture, allow students synchronous class time for group work, […]

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Discussions Group Work/Collaboration

Set Up Small Group Discussions

You can use the Canvas Group Discussions feature to create identical discussion topics for different groups in your class. Students will only be able to see posts from other members of their group. Consider using this feature to group students by interest, create a more intimate environment by reducing the discussion group size, or implement […]

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Discussions Group Work/Collaboration Ready Set Go

Create a Discussion in Canvas

Canvas provides many opportunities for student interaction and feedback. Among these is a discussion tool that allows students to interact with each other in a forum using the Rich Content Editor. You may then provide feedback or grades to each discussion post. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log […]

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Group Work/Collaboration

Create Groups in Canvas

Canvas makes it easy to create small and large groups of students for projects, assignments, discussions and more! Groups can also increase student to student interactivity and engagement in your online course. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas Account. Select the Course you’d like to work in. Click People in […]

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Assignments Group Work/Collaboration

Create a Group Assignment

You can use the Canvas Group Assignments feature to easily assign and grade collaborative assignments. Imagine students working together to complete a virtual lab; research a question and write a group paper; hold and record a video discussion; act out a scene from literature or history; produce a group presentation; or create a digital media […]

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Assignments Group Work/Collaboration

Assign Peer Reviews for Assignments

Canvas has many tools that allow for student interaction and feedback. Among these is a peer review tool that allows students to view and grade each other’s work. You may assign students one or several of their peers’ submissions to grade and give feedback on. Note: You do not need to have a rubric associated […]