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.
The FAS Academic Technology Group's Brandon Bentley (senior instructional technologist) and Mike Hilborn (associate director, academic technology development) participated in a session at the 2016 IT Summit on Canvas use and adoption across Harvard schools.
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 more interactive and to gauge students’ understanding of the materials through polling. In… Read more about Using Clickers with Canvas
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: … Read more about On-Location Canvas Office Hours for FAS
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.
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:
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.