Follow Up Friday

July 22, 2022

In this Follow-Up Friday post, you can learn more about how to use a discussion forum in Canvas for your face-to-face course.

From the archives

On Monday we suggested various ways to consider using a discussion board in your online course (read it here). Today, we are sharing some key highlights from a Teaching Tip that our Digital Learning Manager, Sharyn Emery, Ph.D. would like you to consider when using a discussion board, or forum, in your face-to-face course. As Sharyn points out, discussion boards can be a space where learners are encouraged or required, to share ideas prior to class time. This can even help you generate ideas for future student assignments! In addition to Sharyn’s examples, we would like to add using the online discussion board as a means of learners submitting a required question about the content of the course. Here, learners can see what else others are struggling with in the course, and importantly, you can see this too.


Workshop Wednesday: Easy HTML for Canvas Design Obstacles

A meaningfully organized and formatted course is foundational to successful online teaching. Canvas Pages offer some means to help with formatting your course content, but some design obstacles can persistently remain in the way of formatting the way that you wish. In this Workshop Wednesday, you will learn easy HTML codes, how to insert them, and what they do to help you overcome five design obstacles. This workshop is for anyone using Canvas to teach content of any kind and who is comfortable with basic Canvas Page editing. Facilitated by Clemson Online’s Instructional Designer, Laura Scott.

Watch the recorded session here.

Originally recorded: 07/20/22

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Quick Hits: Canvas Quizzes and Academic Integrity

Are you interested in learning about how to secure your online tests and quizzes? Join Clemson Online for a quick look at these topics to help you ensure your classes’ academic integrity. In this course, we will explain the purpose of securing your online assessments and demonstrate how to use them in your course. All of this is in just a 20-minute Quick Hits session! Facilitated by Clemson Online’s Learning Technology Specialists, Axel Ruiz and Gray Jackson.

Register in Tiger Training to join us on Thursday, July 28th from 3:30-4 PM.

Workshop Wednesday: Make Your Canvas Site Beautiful

Learn all about clear, effective visual design options for your Canvas pages with the new Design Module in the Faculty Resource Center. You can find pre-made graphics such as icons, course banners, buttons, and more with customization options available. This workshop will provide a walkthrough of the entire Design Module and instructions for downloading, customizing, and placing assets in your courses. Facilitated by Rachel Greene, Digital Learning Designer. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Contact James Butler with any questions about this session.

Register here to join us on Wednesday, August 10th from 1:30-2:15 PM.

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