How to add a Video Response in a Canvas discussion Post (for Students or Instructors)

Video responses in discussion posts are a great way to get the students interacting on a different level. A variety of activities are essential to keep learners engaged. Here are the steps for a student (or instructor) on how to post a video response in a Canvas discussion post: (These basic steps could also be…

How to Use the Canvas Attendance Feature

Attendance in Canvas can be a little tricky to navigate. Please watch my video below as I show you the basics in under 5 minutes: Here are the official Canvas community help tutorial pages: https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/107412-how-do-i-take-roll-call-using-the-attendance-tool and for the settings https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/107406?data-resolve-url=true&data-manual-id=4152

Research Shows That Online Learning Works, So Let’s Move Forward

Many people are suspicious of online learning. Their main concern is wondering if it actually “works.” (These same people often do not apply this same question to face-to-face, lecture-based instruction, but that is a topic for another time…). Studies are showing that online learning generally does work. That is, we can meet learning objectives as…

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…