Communication Lectures

Schedule a Recurring Meeting in Teams

One of the easiest ways to keep your course running smoothly is to schedule a recurring meeting in Teams. This will enable you to meet with your students for live lectures, discussions, or other class activities. Follow the steps below to schedule a meeting for your course team. If you still need to set up […]


Set up a “Course Team” in Teams

Microsoft Teams is a tool that allows you to easily start a video conference with your students. This can be a helpful way to share important information with all or your students or to conduct 1-on-1 meetings with specific individuals. Teams even has a screen sharing feature that is useful when trying to support your […]

Canvas Tools

Add Another Instructor in Your Course

Adding another instructor to your course is helpful when you need to collaborate on a course, borrow content from another course, or share resources. This would be a good time to use one of the five sandbox courses you were given as part of your MSU Denver Canvas account. You can easily dedicate one of […]

Canvas Spotlight

Use Groups in Canvas

A great way to get peer-to-peer interaction in a course is by grouping up students for collaborative activities. Some of these activities could include projects, assignments, discussions, and peer review (not using the Peer Review feature of an assignment). Regardless of the activity, instructors will need to create groups for their students, which can be […]

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 […]

Assignments Grading 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 […]