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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.

Managing peer review assignment

This tutorial shows how to create and manage peer review assignment. The following tutorial shows students how to do peer review assignment.  Feel free to share the following link to the video in your course if needed: https://youtu.be/o3ez49poJJ8  ...

Collecting student work via Google Doc

Many students use Google Drive heavily for their work. You can now collect such work directly from Google Doc.  When you create your assignment, set up "submission type" to "online" and "file uploads." This is what students will see for their assignment. They will...

Tips to communicate with international students

Earlier in October, Lucy Dawson and Veronica Whitt from the Center for International Education led an international student panel to share challenges faced by international students in communicating with faculty. Here are a few tips that emerged from the session. When...

Student Note-taking

Kathleen Lee, Amanda Pittman, and Steve Hare led a panel discussion in the Adams Center on student note-taking. Kathleen is a chemistry professor and shared the use of partially filled notes that she uses in class with the aid of a document camera. She shared that...

Academic Accommodations Course

University Access Programs invites faculty and staff to enroll in its Canvas course - Academic Accommodations - to better understand Alpha Scholars, departmental processes, as well as detailed information about academic accommodations students in your classes may be...

Administering special accommodations for quizzes

In Canvas you can give a student special accommodation for an exam by adding extra time or attempts. Please read the following guide for the steps to take to set it up. Doing so would not affect other students in class. 1. Go to the quiz from Modules or Quizzes. 2....

Insights from the Library Research Desk

Every week, the librarians at the research desk meet with dozens of students seeking help on their research assignments. As you’re crafting your prompts and talking with students about their assignments, here are a few tips from our research librarians. Make sure...

Faculty Guide for Zoom in Canvas

While you can use Canvas Conference to host meetings, another good option is Zoom.  It is especially helpful if you have external speakers. Here is a video that shows you how to set it up: You might also want to share the following instructions with students: Student...

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