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…

Grading and Rubrics in Canvas Demo Tutorial

Watch the video below for a quick tutorial walking through how to grade quizzes, assignments and discussions in Canvas. We will also look at using rubrics and setting categories and weights.   Here are some examples and helpful guidance for making Rubrics A huge list of sample rubrics: http://course1.winona.edu/shatfield/air/rubrics.htm Workshop Handout on Rubrics that had some great…

Grading and Assessments in E-Learning (Concepts)

In the video below, we talk about grading and assessments. We grade students for multiple reasons: Assessment ABOVE learning (higher authorities are expecting it) Assessment FOR learning (we want to give feedback to our students learning and receive it back regarding our teaching) Assessment OF learning (we need to know what the students have (and…

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in E-Learning

Bloom’s taxonomy (as it has become) is a way of classifying educational objectives created by the educational scholar, Benjamin Bloom. This significant contribution came through his 1956 book “Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.” Krathwohl revised this taxonomy in 2002 and it is one of the main structures used for curriculum development. Watch the video below as we look…

Creating a Quiz in Canvas

How to create a quiz in Canvas – with examples using Multiple choice, true/false and fill in the blank.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGKQCGuB3NI&feature=youtu.be Canvas Instructure offical guides also has a text based instruction page on this: https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/41474-how-do-i-create-a-quiz-with-individual-questions#!prettyPhoto And they have their own videos on the how to create Quizzes and Test in Canvas here: https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1117 and here:…