Organizing Your Online Canvas Course with Christina Churchill

Christina ChurchillAs part of the Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional series, Christina Churchill, Academic Technology Directory for the Cox School of Business, shared her insights on Organizing Your Online Course. This workshop introduced SMU’s expectations for minimal requirements in Canvas as well as learning theories and best practices for presenting online course content.

“The goal of designing a course is to minimize the extraneous… to maximize the learning experience for students,” Christina explained. Course content needs to be presented in a way that students can easily navigate to so that they can focus on the material rather than how to get to the material.

Organizing your online course Expectations

Christina shared that templates for Canvas courses are available through each school’s designated Academic Technology Director. She also spoke on Netiquette, Technology support, and recommendations to coach students on expectations within online courses. The session wrapped with a demonstration on how to utilize Canvas modules to organize resources, including multimedia, assessments, PowerPoints, and course files.

You can view Christina Churchill’s Organizing Your Online Course session below in its entirety, or visit the Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional site to view other recordings for this conference.

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Laurene Klassen

Laurene Klassen grew up in New England but came to Texas as fast as she could. SMU was one of the first spots she visited in Dallas. Laurene is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Senior Manager of SMU’s IT Training & Communications Team. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and outdoor activities with her family.