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…

Best Practices for Synchronous Online Discussions

Best Practices in Synchronous Virtual Classes In recent years, the increase in bandwidth and faster computer technology has created more opportunities for e-learning to include synchronous (at the same time) virtual classrooms. Some examples of Synchronous Virtual Learning: – Web Conferences (Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype) – Virtual Live Classrooms (Canvas “Big Blue Button”, Adobe Connect)…

Using Turnitin With Canvas for Assignments

Turnitin with Canvas Turnitin (feedback studio) is a tool for Canvas that checks for similarities (plagiarism) in student assignments as well as gives feedback in writing grammar. It is the main tool used by University of Kentucky and over 15,000 institutions. Here is a short video outlining how to make a Turnitin assignment in Canvas…

Navigation in Canvas – Intro Videos Parts 1 and 2

Navigation Help in Canvas – How to / Introduction Watch my two videos below explaining how to navigate through Canvas Instructure LMS. The first video gives an overview of the global navigation and the second dives more into the specifics of navigation through a course. Hopefully this will serve as a great outline for your…