Engaging students in group discussions on the Canvas learning management system is a great way to help students develop important digital citizenthip skills. It is also a great way for students to share their thoughts on a given prompt and receive feedback on their post. Engaging studens in online group discussions is a great way to help students take ownership in their learning.
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- [Voiceover] Over the past several years…I've had the opportunity to partner…with hundreds of community businesses and organizations.…I constantly ask the question, what do students need…in order to be successful in today's world?…Almost everyone would emphasize the importance of developing…21st century communication and collaboration skills.…Group discussions on the Canvas platform…provide an excellent way for students…to improve these skills.…In this video we will discuss…the benefits of group discussions,…how to create group discussions,…as well as some of the different types of discussions…which can be created.…
Group discussions can be created by the teacher…or by students and serve many different purposes.…Teachers may post discussions in order to engage students…in discussing course content,…they can also be created to provide support…when studying for a test or a quiz,…as a place to share ideas, resources, and questions,…they can be used as a reflection tool,…a way to receive student feedback,…or a way for students to share…
- 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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