Beginning this fall, Academic Technology for FAS will be offering Canvas training that goes beyond the basics of setting up and administering a course website. Designed as interactive workshops, these topical training sessions will cover more specialized elements of the Canvas learning management system that you may encounter as teaching staff member or course administrator.
With the conclusion of the two-year Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) Strategic Program, including the very successful University-wide implementation of Canvas, HUIT has reintegrated the TLT team with Academic Technology Services (AcTS) to form HUIT Academic Technology. In this exercise, we seized opportunities to realign AcTS to better support the teaching, learning and research needs of the University, and to meet HUIT’s fundamental goals to enhance IT service delivery at Harvard and provide greater support to our IT professionals.
By Daniel Jamous, Senior Instructional Technologist for FAS ATG
One of the benefits resulting from the adoption of the Canvas Learning Management System has been the integration with third-party tools.
An example of this is the Turning Technologies clicker registration app. For several years, many courses in FAS, particularly in the Sciences, have used Turning Technologies clickers in the classroom to make lectures
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.
With this week's unprecedented weather, faculty and teaching staff may be looking for ways to keep coursework on track when classes can't be held. Please share these quick tips and resources with faculty and teaching staff!