• Academic Integrity,  Assessment and Evaluation,  Remote Teaching

    Using Oral Assessments to Collect Evidence of Learning

    Oral assessments can serve as a great method to collect another type of evidence of student learning. It typically consists of a time-limited interview with a student to verbally confirm to what degree they’ve met one or more course outcomes through a series of questions and prompts to guide the conversation. Collecting assessment evidence this way can be especially helpful while teaching remotely. Please review this video to learn more about this assessment strategy. Additional Resources USask GMCTL: Verbal Assessment Summary University of Guelph: Considerations when Designing and Implementing Oral Assessments Want to talk to someone about using this in your course? If you are interested in exploring using oral…

  • Canvas,  Instructional Strategies,  Open

    Single Sign-On Brings New Opportunities For Student Projects

    As I write this, USask has almost completed the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. While Canvas may be a lot different, many of the same tools and integrations instructors and students used in Blackboard are still available. Panopto and various homework systems integrate with Canvas allowing for users to access materials without any additional account create or sign-on. This integration for homework systems helps to link homework systems to the Canvas grade book and protects students from any potential risks associated with purchasing access from a publishers website (access codes can usually be purchased through the USask Bookstore, which the university strongly encourages). There are also new tools that instructors…

  • Canvas,  Educational Technology,  Remote Teaching

    You can only make a first impression once – make it a good one with your Canvas Homepage

    Co-written by Toni Marchione and Ryan Banow, GMCTL Your course homepage is the first thing that students see when they log in to your Canvas course. It is their first impression of your course. As a landing page, it should be inviting, informative and easy to navigate.   Canvas allows instructors to customize their homepage and choose between five different layout options: Course Activity Stream, Pages Front Page, Course Modules, Assignment List or Syllabus. It is simple to change How do I change the Course Home Page?. Course Modules is the most common option that instructors choose.   If you would like to customize your homepage you must first create a page and then set it as the Front Page – How do I set a Front Page in a course? Whichever homepage layout you select you also have the option of displaying recent course…