Teaching Tools & Best Practices
A Canvas course with curated content about teaching effectively online, best practices, templates, training materials and other resources, and tutorials/job-aids on Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto
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Covered in this course
- Best practices for teaching online
- Course building (how to create course content in Canvas)
- Moving videos to your Canvas course
- Creating video lectures in your Canvas course
- Creating and using rubrics to assess student performance
- Tips for structuring a remote synchronous class session
- Tips for teaching effectively over Zoom
- Coming soon:
- Designing your course to be more inclusive
- Learn to track student performance and monitor at-risk students
- Canvas Instructor Guides Searchable guides on how to do anything in Canvas
- Canvas Higher Ed Playlist of tutorials for higher ed Canvas users
- Backward Design: The Basics How to design a course using backward design
Inclusive Teaching practices
The Instructional Design team discusses ways you can make your teaching more inclusive.
Mitchell Hamline Teaching Community
A showcase with examples of various blended and online course elements, provides teaching resources, and technical Canvas resources.
The teaching community also provides onboarding for those new to Canvas and a deeper dive into using Canvas features to design and build a course.
Canvas in the Tech Knowledge Base
The 10 most-viewed Canvas articles
- Messaging your class using the Canvas inbox
- Weighting course grades in Canvas
- Gradebook filters
- Creating grading rubrics
- Creating assignments, discussions, and quizzes in Canvas
- Organizing your Canvas modules
- Creating and managing Canvas modules
- Sending an announcement in Canvas
- Recommended Canvas course settings and gradebook settings
- Canvas notification settings
Mitchell Hamline is a member of Quality Matters, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research-based best practices in online and blended education.
About Quality Matters Certification
Quality Matters Remote Instruction Checklist Checklist created by Quality Matters to ensure online/remote courses are built with best practices
Instructional designers collaborate with faculty and instructors to design and develop online courses that best support students and their learning at Mitchell Hamline. We help you create courses that model best practices for online learning, provide guidance and assistance in using technology to support course outcomes, assure that your courses incorporate high levels of engagement and interactivity, and offer strategies for student-centered and inclusive courses.
Instructional designers also play a role in the research and implementation of innovations in course delivery, including the HyFlex model.