FIND: content and assignments to engage your students
SHARE: publish your best work to the Commons and get feedback from others either here at FGCU or across the Canvas network.
The New Canvas User Interface allows us to better streamline and personalize our classes as well as offering us access to Canvas Commons. Canvas Commons provides us with a way to find and share resources across departments and disciplines, as well as institutions.
The Commons allows each user to create his/her/their own Learning Object Repository. Like all Canvas tools. Commons is simple to use, powerfully searchable and contains relevant tools for you.
The Commons is fully integrated, not just in the Canvas system, but completely accessible from your course, so finding and publishing content could not be easier.
Review the Canvas Commons Guide to get started.
If you’d like an additional Sandbox in which to download content or you’d like to discuss using Commons materials in your classes, please contact your Instructional Designer.
This video covers the basics of Course Analytics . Course Analytics Video
Course Statistics allow the instructor tp view student interaction on content pages within the course. It will also help you to detect which students are not participating to the fullest or have started to fall behind the rest of the class.
The following handout provides step-by-step instructions on how to access the different types of Course Analytics and Course Statistics. Course Analytics
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact Christopher Jordanek (7084) or Elspeth McCulloch (7082).
Reference: Canvas Guides, http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/searches?utf8=%E2%9C%93&text=analytics+and+statistics&commit=Search
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The BBC Article, Educational Videos: 10 Ways to Use them Well provides some helpful tips for using video in your classes. As compelling as video content can be, the promise of using video to create opportunities to repeat, practice and accelerate instruction and extend the classroom still often fall short. Projects like the Khan Academy, TED Talks, Learner.org or trendy sites like Snag Films. In fact, there are whole sites devoted to listing sites to find films, (see refseek, getting smart, edudemic).
If you get tired or frustrated with the web, a better bet may be the curated collections of educational videos in FGCU’s library. There is an impressive and growing list of video resources, from full length feature films and documentaries to news archives and artistic performance. Search the video databases or consult with a librarian in your discipline.
Still unable to find the perfect resource? You may decide that you want to make your own instructional videos. There are many options to consider before delving into the project. How will you deliver your videos? Where will they resides? How will you make them accessible to all of your students. To this end, we have created this chart to help your assess the following options.
- Adobe Connect
- iSpring (PowerPoint)
- Video camera
See the Digital Video Solutions chart of options.
For questions and support, please contact Muriel Reyes firstname.lastname@example.org