The Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning has two new connecting and learning opportunities:
1) ADEIL is launching a book discussion group, reading Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education by Thomas J. Tobin and Kirsten T. Behling and discussing it on LinkedIn. The first discussion is found at the link below, and please note that you can still be part of this first discussion even if you haven’t yet read the book.
2) I (Rich Freese) recently gave a video presentation for ADEIL. It examines three online-research activities, created by IL’s very own Sarah Korpi and Joan Bell-Kaul, and discusses how to adapt these for different courses.
As we further learn how to get the most out of teaching in Canvas, Erin Paul has put together another FAQ. This one explains how we can use rubrics in Canvas to quickly evaluate assignments. Thanks, Erin!
How to Grade Using Rubrics in Canvas
On a related note: if you haven’t used them for grading before, rubrics can save a lot of time. While there is the initial work to create a rubric, many instructors have commented how it can make evaluating student work so much more time-efficient.
Happy New Year, IL Instructors! We hope 2019 is off to a great start for you.
Erin Paul recently created a Frequently Asked Questions that includes helpful information on how to e-mail all of your enrolled students along with getting accustomed to Canvas. You can read the FAQ here:
Frequently Asked Questions for Independent Learning Instructors
Are your students having difficulty viewing your comments in Feedback Studio? Matthew Griffin has created a tutorial so that students can see their digitally corrected paper with a few easy steps.
How to view comments in Feedback Studio