Multisensory Learning and Clinical Teaching

The Cult of Pedagogy site created by Jennifer Gonzalez has a great podcast and guest post from Jamie Chaves on multisensory learning that had me thinking about clinical teaching. Did you know that there are an additional three more internal sensory systems in addition to the five external senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and […]

Canvas Discussions and Reply Due Dates

Do you have a requirement in a discussion that students must post a reply to their peers that has a different due date? Previously, the only option was to post two due dates in the text of the discussion. Now, you can assign a peer review to a discussion board! Canvas has enabled peer reviews […]

Group Work and Group Assignment Resources

There are a lot of good reasons to use group work or group assignments in your courses. However, there are a number of issues common to group work that can be anticipated. Below are some good resources to help create successful student working groups. The first resource is a page from the Eberly Center at […]

Fall 2021 Academic Technology Updates

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester! This post is a compilation of resources and links that will help you prepare for the semester. The Fall 2021 term dates set by VCU are August 10, 2021 at 12 am to January 5. 2022 at 12 am. For more information from VCU Learning Systems, visit and sign […]

sketchplanations

Jonathan Hey has created a brilliant site called sketchplanations.com where he explains the world one sketch at a time. His sketches are one-page explanations of concepts, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. That means you are free to use images such as: Confirmation Bias, The Swiss Cheese Model, and The Learning […]

Email in Canvas – the Conversations Tool

Wondering how to send an email from Canvas? There is a tool for that – Conversations. Use Conversations to: Send a message to someone in your course or group Send a message to yourself (displays in the Inbox Sent folder) Reply to messages from others in your course Filter conversations by course or type View […]

Edit Assignment Due Date for Individual Students

Typically, due dates are assigned for everyone in a class. However, Canvas has the option to change certain student due dates. This post will demonstrate how to alter due dates for specific students. To start, go to the assignment and click “Edit” in the top right. Next, scroll down on this Edit page until you […]

Adding Zoom to Canvas

Add Zoom to your Course Menu It is quite easy to set up the Zoom link on your course menu so that both you and your students can access all synchronous sessions in one click. Adding your Zoom Recordings to Canvas Canvas does have a file upload limit, so it is important to first upload […]

Edit Assignment Dates in Canvas

Editing due dates is a task that must be done each semester. There are ways to make this task easier using Canvas. View all assignment dates Go to your assignments page in Canvas. Click the three dots (snowman menu) next to +Assignment and choose Edit assignment dates All of the assignments in the course will […]

InterviewStream

What is InterviewStream? InterviewStream is an online software application that allows your students to prepare for job interviews by using an online mock interview process. Instructors can work with folks at the VCU Career Center to set up an interview assignment for their students. The YouTube video below is a quick overview of what InterviewStream […]

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