You Matter - online and face-to-face

YOU Matter – Online and Face-to-Face

Student-instructor relationships matter in community college classes — regardless of whether a course is taught on-campus or online. But when you teach online, you need to be more intentional about […]

Banning Boring Announcements

Banning Boring Announcements!

Announcements are an important tool in promoting regular and effective contact in an online course. But if students aren’t reading your announcements, the time and effort you put into them […]

Teaching with OER OpenStax Canvas Course Shells

Teaching with OER OpenStax Canvas Course Shells

In this 9-minute video, Dr. Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg from Santa Rosa Junior College shows how she uses Canvas Commons to import sample course shells with free OpenStax textbook content. Jennifer also […]

The Power of Announcements

The Power of Announcements

Regular and effective contact is such hot topic these days, isn’t it? Canvas’s Announcements tool not only lets you send out fully customized class messages, but stores your communications in […]

Using Video to Communicate Instructions Clearly

Using Video to Communicate Instructions Clearly

  Using Video to Communicate Instructions Clearly Video is powerful communication tool for online teaching. Instructors often naturally gravitate towards using video to deliver presentations to their online students, but […]

Give 'Em a Clear Learning Path

Give ‘Em a Clear Learning Path

Give ‘Em a Clear Learning Path Not all online courses look the same. That may seem a rather obvious point but it’s one that instructors may not realize regularly presents […]

Video Captioning Conundrum

Video Captioning Conundrum

Captioning instructional videos can be a time-consuming process.  But it doesn’t have to be! Here are a couple of “What if…” scenarios with some solutions to help you create an […]

Tips to Help Students Make the Most of Feedback

Tips to Help Students Make the Most of Feedback

Tips to Help Students Make the Most of Feedback Have you ever had the sinking suspicion that the feedback you have painstakingly provided for students is—gasp—not being read? Does the […]