You’ll find the latest from the Adams Center staff here at the Adams Blog. The content varies, but the subject is always the same: teaching and learning.
We've made it through the first 5 weeks! The semester is wearing on many of us -- students included -- but I've had some opportunities to see glimpses of my students' learning and growth. I hope you have, too. -- Laura A Different Way to Deliver Student Feedback Don't...
I'm looking forward to venturing out to a state park with Bill and the girls this weekend and staring at something other than a screen. I hope your weekend has something equally renewing. -- Laura Cliff shared this quote in New Faculty Orientation this week, and it...
If your professor asks you to post a video to a discussion thread, you can do that easily in Canvas. Here are the steps to follow: Go to the discussion in your course. Typically it is in a course module. When you have found the discussion, click on "reply." Find the...
If you have multiple sections of a page, you can create tabs in Canvas using the same page, without having to make your page super long. See the example below: I have created a template for doing this: It is now shared in Canvas Commons that you can import (Link, or...
If you use Google Slides to present, use its fairly neat audience Q&A tool, which might work especially well when you are teaching to both face-to-face and remote students. You can easily tell who asked what questions and present your selected questions to the...
I certainly enjoyed the fall weather this week, and I hope it added a little spring to your step! Enjoy your weekend. -- Laura Beating Pandemic Burnout How the Pandemic is Pushing Professors to Improve their Pedagogy We're All Socially Awkward Now
Canvas groups can be used to create group discussions, assignments, and projects. Check this tutorial to learn how it works.
On Wednesday, I had 19 soaked first-year students in my Cornerstone class -- everyone present -- and I was buoyed by their energy and willingness to engage in hard conversations (week two's Cornerstone spotlight addresses the banality of evil). I hope you found...
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