Workshops and Highlights from DevLearn 2016

DevLearn is a yearly conference put on by the e-learning guild. Click here for more information. Here are a few FREE session workshop video highlights that I think are relevant and helpful to e-learning in higher education: Fifty Tips for Better Video Video Here Or just download the slides here: https://www.elearningguild.com/assets/files/61/dl16_702_pierce_presentation.pdf New Technologies that Will Change…

The 6 Best Practices of Online Learning – Minds Online / Michelle Miller

There is a high degree of overlap in online and face to face best practices. In the following presentation, I use the Six best practice for learning as outlined by Michelle Miller in the book, “Minds Online.” She draws from the following best practice lists to create a comprehensive 6 best practices that could be…

The Power of Peer Feedback – the Story of Austin’s Butterfly

We know that good feedback (formative assessment) in self-regulated learning increases success (see Formative assessment and self‐regulated learning: a model and seven principles of good feedback practice: Studies in Higher Education: Vol 31, No 2 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/citedby/10.1080/03075070600572090?scroll=top&needAccess=true#.WEF25TH_nOc.twitter  among others). This video “The Story of Austin’s Butterfly” is an excellent example of this process with peer feedback. The specific…

How to Access and Use Canvas Course Analytics

Below is a short video that will go over the 3 main purposes of Canvas course Analytics as well as the four main sections. It will also cover two other places to gather student interaction data for instructors. I hope this video helps teachers to use their data for helping at-risk students, increasing the quality…

How to Create a Participation Grade in Canvas for a Hybrid Course

So, as an instructor sometimes you need to create a grade column (like for in-class participation in a hybrid course) in Canvas. The only way to make another grading column is by creating a graded assignment of some sort. Here is how to do it: 1. Add your assignment (I prefer to do this from…