Dartmouth's Canvas Connection
Newsletter Vol. 14 - December 2014
New Feature: Speedgrader Messages
Notes from the Field: A Canvas Testimonial
Canvas has numerous features that have been invaluable to promoting organization, efficiency and communication across a new experiential and team-based Public Health Course:
The course calendar, featured on the Syllabus tool, provides both a big picture view and in-depth details for all course material. The calendar also provides a basis for orienting students to course topics and requirements. This feature allows for individual student readings, reflections and exercises and team-based projects to be listed and viewed by class topic, due date and time. Listings can be easily edited and serve as direct links from the calendar to the detailed assignment to be completed for submission.
The assignments feature includes multiple categories and can be pre-programmed for team members and weighted to reflect the appropriate grade distribution. This feature saves time, as group assignments will automatically post and calculate grades for all team members after the assignment is submitted by one student from the group and can be reviewed and graded using the Speedgrader.
Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH
Course Director, Introduction to Public Health: An Experiential Approach to Individual, Community, and Population-Based Health
Harmonizing your Course Design in Canvas: A Two-Part Workshop
Part I will focus on developing student learning outcomes. It will take place on Monday, December 8th, from 10:00 am to noon. Coffee and snacks will be served. Please sign up here: http://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event.php?id=856604
Part II, which will focus on designing effective assessments, will take place on Wednesday, December 10th, from noon to 2:00 pm. Lunch will be served. Please sign up here: http://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event.php?id=856621
Faculty Teaching in Winter 2015:
The Canvas Team will be holding Open Office Hours twice a week in December. We will be in Berry Library 183 (RWIT), which is located next to the library offices, just down the hall from KAF. Please feel free to drop by, and instructional designers will be available to offer assistance with your course sites. No appointments necessary! Our Open Office Hours schedule is available here:
24/7 Canvas Help
Canvas help is available 24/7/365 via a phone hotline and live chat. Click the "Help" button on the upper right corner in Canvas, and choose your preferred option.
Open Office Hours
Drop-in for Canvas support, we’re here and happy to help! See schedule for times and locations: http://sites.dartmouth.edu/canvas.
We offer a range of Canvas training workshops for faculty. To learn more, contact us at email@example.com