Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

An important progression of educational thought and practice over the last few years revolves around the idea of “Growth Mindset” vs “Fixed Mindset.” Much of this comes from the studies and book of Carol Dweck called “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” You can also read an article from last year in Education Week here…

How to Import Content from another Canvas shell or course

A video tutorial on how to import specific content from one Instructure Canvas course or shell to another using the “settings > import content into this course” selection. You must have access to both classes as a teacher, or the course you are importing from must be set so that it gives permission to do…

Discussion Posts in E-Learning – Best Practices Online

In this video, I discuss the best principles and practices in online discussion posts. I will summarize¬†Bloom’s Taxonomy (as revised by David Krathwohl) as well as walk through applicable principles and best practices from Michelle Miller’s excellent book, “Minds Online.” If you would like to download a PDF of my slides including my bibliography, please…

Manually Unlocking a Quiz for Another Attempt in Canvas

Say a student gets kicked out of a quiz in Canvas and they only had one attempt. What do you do? You can manually unlock that quiz for that specific student using the method below: 1. Click on the quiz then select “Moderate this quiz” on the far right. 2. Then click on the pencil/edit…