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This document is intended to help support teachers in their adoption and use of Canvas.
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Make a copy of the continuum before you enter your information.
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ToolTransactionalTransformationalTeacher Goal(s)
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EssentialIntentionalEffectiveInventive
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General Canvas UseUse for assignments Use to communicate with students, receive feedback (assignment submission, formative assessment, etc.), and deliver contentUse to deliver and expand instruction, increase variability in assessment, and differentiate instructionUse to allow independent and collaborative learning
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ResourcesResources for General Canvas Use
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DiscussionsStudents respond to question posed by teacher with little to no peer interactionDiscussion posts guided for content quality and incorporates peer review/responseStudents use group discussion to continue learning outside of class,Discussions used to generate new inquiry, contribute to collaborative groupings, develop independent learning
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ResourcesResources for Discussions
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CalendarOnly assignments that are to be done on Canvas are on the calendar.All assignments for the class regardless of whether it is to be done on Canvas can be found on the calendar.All assignments for the class are found on Canvas along with helpful information for parents.The calendar is used as a communication tool with students and parents to make sure that students are aware of all of their responsibilities whether it is a graded assignment or not.
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ResourcesResources for Calendar
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AssignmentsDeliver work to studentsStudents submit assignment through Canvas, teacher uses Speed Grader for feedbackUsing structures to insure accountability, using group assignments to coordinate larger projectsUsing structures to insure accountability, using assignments to facilitate group work, peer review and/or ePortfolios
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ResourcesResources for Assignments
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QuizzesQuiz to assess learning, view student performance (summative assessment)Quiz, show performance and discuss with students - assessment for learning - use it to form instruction (formative assessment) - use various forms of questions in a quiz - quizzes have images/videos/graphs/etc.Quiz banks allowing multiple attempts with consistently varied questionsStudent generated questions, levels of question difficulty for question sequencing using banks
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ResourcesResources for Quizzes
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ModulesOrganize assignments through grouping that makes sense for class (by topic, by unit, etc.)Incorporate pages, external links, and files to disseminate course content/info.Using modules to organize class content, serves as backup for absent students Use modules to offer students remediation and advanced students support for extended, self directed learning
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ResourcesResources for Modules
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Pages (Optional)Have a welcome pageUses Pages to provide content and share resources and files
Use pages to offer students remediation and advanced students support for extended, self directed learning
Pages offer absent students material or learning activities missed
Students create content pages from classroom learning
Students assemble resources on pages to complement teacher instruction
Students create pages based on their own self-directed and/or collaborative learning that helps the class by offering new frontiers of learning within the discipline or linked to other disciplines
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ResourcesResources for Pages
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