In Canvas, you are able to create graded discussions. Engaging students in online discussions is a wonderful way to have them demonstrate their knowledge and allows them to take ownership in their learning. Inside of Canvas you can adjust many settings, including the requirement that students post their response before they are able to view other studnent's responses. It is also a great way to teach students how to be responsible digital citizens and leave quality feedback to help improve their classmates.
- [Voiceover] In an earlier video, we discussed…how to set up Group Discussions.…In this video, we'll explore how to use Group Discussions…as an assessment tool within Canvas.…Communication skills are extremely important…for students to learn, and graded Group Discussions…provide an excellent way for students to communicate…with their peers, receive feedback and learn…how to give feedback to others.…Let's set up a graded Group Discussion.…Now, from anywhere within a course, and right now I'm in…my Biology 101 course, I can go to the course navigation bar…and I'm going to click on "Discussions".…
From here in the upper right,…I'll click on "Plus Discussion".…And I need to first give it a title.…I'm going to title this discussion "Labeling GMO Foods".…Now down below, in the text editor, we can leave the prompt…and we can add in media or links if we would like.…In this case, I'm just going to type out the prompt.…One I have my prompt entered in there,…I can scroll down and add an attachment if I'd like.…In this case, I'm not going to.…
- Setting up a teacher account and profile
- Creating the course and syllabus
- Adding a grading scheme
- Creating student groups
- Using group discussions
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Building test question banks
- Exploring the grading tools (including SpeedGrader)
- Working with modules
- Publishing a course
Skill Level Beginner
1. Get Started with Canvas 2016
Create a teacher account1m 2s
2. Create a Course
3. Create Student Groups
4. Add Assignments and Quizzes
5. Explore the Grading Tools
6. Course Management Tools
Next steps1m 12s
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