The information below can help you get ready for offering an advanced remote course. Faculty should complete the steps outlines in Roadmap Option 1 and Roadmap Option 2 first. If you decide you would like additional support from the LDG team, you can contact us to schedule a virtual meeting.
Keep in mind what you want the students to be able to achieve when they complete the course. Develop course content, discussions, assignments and quizzes/exams with those objectives in mind. The LDG team can work with you to adjust your discussions, assignments, project, quizzes and exams to the remote format and to meet your course objectives.
The Maymester courses start on May 11, 2020 and development of the online component for these course should start as soon as possible. There is a shorter timeline to develop the Maymester courses so faculty should make sure they have at least the basic elements of their remote courses in place one week before the course starts. (See Roadmap Option 1)
We strongly recommend you have your course ready two weeks before the course starts. Also, two weeks before your course starts, you should send a welcome email to students, attaching a copy of your syllabus with the textbook information so they will have it when the course starts. Because there is more time to develop these courses, faculty are encouraged to complete the steps in Roadmap Option 1 and Roadmap Option 2 and then to move to the steps below.
Note: The recommended browser for all work in Canvas is Chrome.
A Collection of Advanced Tips
- Restore Deleted Items (Video)
- Peer Review Assignment
- Student assignment where they record and submit a video (Video)
- Video feedback in SpeedGrader
- Bulk Update of Due Dates of Assignments (NEW)
- Randomize quiz questions with a question set
- Give students feedback with a text file, video or audio
- Multitool to change discussion, assignment and quizz open, due, available from and until dates
- Adding an image to a Canvas page (Video)
- CidiLabs to add tabs to a page
- Zoom keyboard shortcuts
- Canvas keyboard shortcuts
- Using an API to tally student discussion posts in Canvas
- Canvas Enhancements
- CU Boulder and members of the Canvas community developed enhancements designed to expand existing Canvas functionality.
- These enhancements are either installed in your browser via the TamperMonkey extension, or work inside of a Google Sheet.
- SensusAccess is an online document conversion system that transforms text and image-based file types into different formats. Students, staff and faculty can upload files through a web interface and select from a variety of output options, including audio, Braille, or e-text formats.
- The service can convert text files into alternate format types as well as convert image-based files into text formatted files.
- Rubrics Overview video
- Managing Rubrics documentation
- Adding a Rubric to an Assignment documentation
- Adding a Rubric to a Graded Discussion documentation
- Rubrics video
- Turnitin - quick integration video
- Turninin - quick integration guide
- Turninit - external tool video
- Grademark Integration video
Last Steps (same as Option 1 and 2)
- Check your notification settings to get course information. Notification preference video, Canvas notification preferences guide
- Notifications for a single course guide, notifications for a single course video NEW FEATURE
- View your course as a student. Student View guide.
- See if there are any broken links in your Canvas course by using the Course Link Validator video.
- Publish your course before the semester starts to make sure students have access. Publish course guide, publish course video.
During the Semester
- Post announcements guide shows how to make announcement to share information with students.
- Email students through Canvas email or through course roster email.
- Grade discussions using SpeedGrader
- Grade assignments using SpeedGrader
- Join the Microsoft Teams group Online Instructor Round Table to share with other instructors, and to ask questions about teaching in the remote and online format.
- Online Teaching Boot Camp (Developed by Dr. Karen Gebhardt, Director of the Online Economics Program. Covers best practices for remote teaching and basic functionality for Canvas and Zoom. It includes sample assignments, quizzes, discussions, and modules. It’s a Canvas course that you can use as a guide as you rethink your course for remote teaching. Please note: You will be prompted to enroll in the course.)
- How to be a Better Online Teacher: Advice Guide (by Flower Darby, Chronicle of Higher Education)
- New Podcast: The Key with Inside Higher Ed