Rubrics and Peer-Review in Canvas: Examples from FAS and HKS

Rubrics and Peer-Review in Canvas: Examples from FAS and HKS

June 2, 2016

Daniel Jamous, senior instructional technologist with the FAS Academic Technology Group, led a presentation on the use of two advanced Canvas features: rubrics and peer-review. The presentation included examples from residential courses in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as an online continuing education course offered through the Center for International Development at HKS.

FAS Academic Technology Group office hours

On-Location Canvas Office Hours for FAS

December 16, 2015

Do you have questions about your Canvas course website or about integrating technology into your FAS course? In addition to email support and drop-in assistance at the Science Center, the FAS Academic Technology Group is offering on-location Office Hours for faculty, teaching team members, support staff, and students in multiple campus locations throughout the months of December, January, and February. Times and locations include:

The Rubric feature of the canvas learning management system

Evaluating Project Reports Using Rubrics

November 30, 2015

In Applied Physics 50b, the Rubrics feature in Canvas was instrumental in allowing students to get feedback on their project reports and to submit an improved version based on this feedback.

Applied Physics 50b, which is a new project-based introductory physics course, includes three month-long hands-on projects where students, working in teams, are asked to build physical devices applying the concepts taught in class.

Fall 2015 Pilots

August 21, 2015

Are you interested in helping ATG test out new tools for teaching and learning? This fall we are conducting pilots of three new tools, and would welcome more testers. Find out more about the tools and how to pilot:

VoiceThread for Canvas

VoiceThread allows multiple people to view multimedia content and exchange ideas via text or recording. 

We will be piloting a version of VoiceThread for Canvas for the Fall term of 2015.  

Please email if you are interested in learning more or having VoiceThread enabled as part of your course website.

AnnotationX - Annotation tool for Canvas

ATG is collaborating with HarvardX developers to bring you the  Annotation Tool that has been used in the EdX platform for MOOCs.   This will allow on-campus instructors to set up text assignments within Canvas so that students can annotate and start an online dialog with classmates and instructors about interpretation of a text.

This will replace the Collaborative Annotation Tool (CATool) that was available in iSites.