What can you do to prepare for disability accommodations before you even get them? This session will explore ways you can focus on what’s most important about your course and plan for flexibility in your course design so that students with accommodations (and others) feel supported as they learn.
Creating accessible course materials – from documents, to instructional videos, to Canvas sites – can ensure that students are able to fully engage with your course. In this session, you will learn how to efficiently create and remediate frequently-used course materials to be usable by all students, particularly those who receive disability-related accommodations.
Conversations about and across differences are crucial to learning in many classes, yet many instructors feel anxious about engaging topics that seem too controversial. In this session, you’ll share ideas about strategies to create a trusting classroom where students can speak with and listen to each other in productive ways.
What we do on the first day of class matters for how the rest of the semester unfolds. It is an opportunity to introduce yourself and your course design, provide students with a glimpse of your teaching style, and communicate your expectations. This session will explore ways to make you and your students feel at […]
Live polling is a great way to make lectures more interactive. In this session, we’ll explore best practices in polling activity design and offer practical tips for running live polls and tracking student participation. We’ll consider the benefits and drawbacks of PollEverywhere in particular and answer questions about its integration capabilities with Canvas and presentation […]
In this quick session, we’ll explore some hidden, timesaving features in Canvas, including creating a reusable bank of comments for students, messaging students in bulk according to their submission status or grades, and having Canvas drop students’ lowest grades automatically. There will also be time to troubleshoot ways you want to make Canvas work better […]
In this session we’ll explore prompts and strategies to optimize the use of generative AI tools like Bing, Chat, and Bard to expand your pool of quiz and exam questions while still providing equally difficult versions of your assessments. We’ll also explore ways to deliver different versions of your exams including using tools like Gradescope […]