One of the most important skills that we can help our students to develop, is the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively. In-class discussions are important as they are a way for students to practice speaking in public, but online discussions are also a very important communication and collaboration tool. Groups are easy to create inside of Canvas, and allow for your students to work collaboratively on projects.
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- [Voiceover] Groups are a very…useful function within Canvas.…If used properly, you can greatly improve…the amount of communication and collaboration you will have,…not only within your classroom,…but outside of the classroom.…Groups provide an organized and protected platform…for students to share resources, hold video conferences…and to work collaboratively on…group assignments over the internet.…Each of these skills are becoming increasingly…important in our digital world.…This is an excellent opportunity…to help students develop these skills…within the structure of your course.…
When creating groups within your course,…you will have the ability to assign students…to groups, randomly assign the groups…or allow students to select their groups.…Observing how your individual students collaborate…through a medium such as the internet,…will allow you to give feedback to students…on their 21st century communication…and collaboration skills,…which are critical for success in today's world.…The amount and quality of collaboration…
- 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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