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Canvas Spotlight

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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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

Conduct a Discussion in Microsoft Teams from a Web Browser

Microsoft Teams allows you to host live video sessions that you could use to facilitate discussions in your course. You could use this tool to have real-time conversations about course content, current events, or other important topics just like you would in your face-to-face course. Directions Go to the Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Email (Office […]

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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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Communication Group Work/Collaboration Lectures

Integrate Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Microsoft Teams is a tool for collaboration and communication. You can use Teams to hold synchronous virtual sessions with your students. Using Teams to hold synchronous sessions can be helpful for delivering lectures and facilitating student collaboration or discussion. This tutorial describes how to schedule and share a Microsoft Teams meeting from within a Canvas […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]