Improving Faculty-to-Student Communications with Feedback Box

Feedback Box logoTo help improve faculty-to-student communications, this term the new “Feedback Box” was made available in Canvas. The “Feedback Box” is a simple LTI plug-in that lets students send safe, anonymous feedback to professors anytime during the course. The students are able to message their faculty anonymously and confidentially to voice concerns about classroom issues dealing with culture, race, or sexual orientation and the faculty member can respond all while protecting the privacy of the student.   Continue reading Improving Faculty-to-Student Communications with Feedback Box

Canvas Boot Camp Returns LIVE and In-Person for 2021!

OIT Canvas Boot Camp LIVEJust in time for back to school, the popular OIT Canvas Boot Camp returns LIVE and in-person. The Canvas Boot Camp is a way for faculty to get up and going using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) with short training sessions during this two-day workshop. Continue reading Canvas Boot Camp Returns LIVE and In-Person for 2021!

From Your ATSD: New Resources and Training Opportunities

Academic Technology ResourcesHope you are having a great summer. As we approach the start of the Fall Semester, I want to make you aware of the Academic Technology Resources site. This particular resource and complementary efforts follow Provost Loboa’s June message to faculty about the Fall 2021 Canvas teaching expectations.

Here you will find a compilation of resources provided as a quick reference for teaching-related technology. Continue reading From Your ATSD: New Resources and Training Opportunities

SMU Pilots Gradescope To Add Testing/Grading Features to Canvas

GradescopeSoon, SMU is launching a pilot to provide testing/grading features to Canvas that it doesn’t have natively. This Canvas-integrated cloud system called Gradescope, we will be fully enabled within Canvas. OIT is hosting an interactive training session next Wednesday to help faculty get started. The Gradescope tool is especially valuable for disciplines that rely on submitting equations, programming codes, and the like. Continue reading SMU Pilots Gradescope To Add Testing/Grading Features to Canvas