Revealing Canvas Features That Can Maximize Student Engagement
Concurrent Session 1
In this session, participants will discover the lesser-known features of Canvas that, if utilized effectively, can increase student engagement in online, hybrid, or flipped classes. Attendees can expect to learn the “nuts and bolts” of each feature and its application in real-life examples.
With the rapid changes to educational delivery required during the global pandemic, educators have struggled to find the balance between increasing technical skills or pursuing pedagogical strategies to increase student engagement and satisfaction. However, with some of the built-in features of the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), it’s possible for online instructors to improve student participation, motivation, and progression while saving time and effort.
In this session, attendees will learn how to encourage student collaboration by allowing student edits in Canvas Pages; use the Mastery Paths feature to differentiate instruction and create individualized learning materials in Canvas; utilize best practices to set up Peer Review for student annotations and feedback; and create collaborative and cooperative learning environments with Group Discussions in Canvas. This session is recommended for all Canvas curriculum designers, from PK-12 teachers to university faculty, interested in exploring real-world applications of student engagement strategies.