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Category: Beyond Basics

Yellowdig: a new resource-sharing tool

Faculty Support Services supported a few instructors to pilot Yellowdig, a tool that can be used right inside a Canvas course. Yellowdig allows students...
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End of Spring Quarter Checklist

This is a re-post from the previous quarter. Summer is upon us, and like an itch you can’t scratch, you’re probably wondering what to...
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In Canvas, there’s probably an app for that

With the transition to Canvas nearing a conclusion, there are exciting opportunities for trying innovative tools within your course site. To meet this demand,...
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Using the Scheduler Tool in Canvas

When would I use the scheduler  tool in Canvas? Here are ways that faculty are using the Scheduler tool:   1. Allow students to...
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School of Music Provides Real Time Feedback via Speedgrader

With “Canvas is Here” signs decorating Northwestern, it should be no surprise to see the University’s new LMS in use throughout each college, school...
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SpeedGrader Suggestions

Each quarter during the transition year as Northwestern moves from Blackboard to Canvas, we’ve asked for faculty and student feedback to gauge how well...
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Using Canvas tools to engage students

  Instructors are always looking for new ways to support student learning. A common recommendation for making teaching more effective is to incorporate more active...
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Active Learning with Canvas

Watch this video to learn how Eric Weiss used Canvas in his Cell Biology course for active learning. Explore how discussion boards and groups...
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Sharing Student Stories: Blogging and Journaling in Canvas

Many instructors are already using student blogging and journaling to increase participation, deepen learning, and encourage a personal connection to course material. While Canvas...
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Peer Review in Canvas: Helping Students Help Each Other

Peer review can be a great way to increase student engagement and deepen learning. Canvas has a wide range of tools to help you...
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