Top 10 tips for getting your Canvas modules ready for 22/23

The new empty Canvas sites for 2022/23 modules are now available to University of Sussex staff. TEL have provided guidance on how to get them […]

How Learning Analytics can aid your teaching

Do you know which sections of your teaching content students are engaging with the most, (and perhaps perceive as the most valuable) and conversely, which […]

Canvas, Panopto and Padlet: what’s new?

The learning technologies that we use at the University of Sussex see a steady stream of updates as they respond to the needs of their […]

Quizzes and polls in class and online

Polls and quizzes can be great for increasing the interactivity of teaching sessions and encouraging student engagement. You might want to use a poll to […]

Rubrics and you

Providing responsive and consistent feedback to students is an important if challenging part of assessment, however there are techniques and tools that can help you […]

Using the Canvas Accessibility Checker

There are lots of steps that can be taken to make sure that your module content is digitally accessible to your students. From headings and […]

How to encourage student engagement using Canvas discussion forums

Online discussion forums can be a useful tool for asynchronous communication amongst teachers and students. The functionality allows for both focused (singular posts for short-lived […]

Writing effective multiple choice questions

The quiz tool in Canvas is fantastic for creating multiple choice quizzes. There are currently two quiz tools available within Canvas, we currently recommend using […]

Feedback options in Turnitin and Canvas SpeedGrader

‘Assessment and Feedback’ is a somewhat notorious category within National Student Survey data, frequently ranked poorly compared to other areas. This trend is present in […]

5 steps to effective formative assessment in Canvas

Good formative assessment throughout a module is key to achieving good student outcomes .It helps students and tutors to gauge how they are progressing and […]

Adding a ‘chat’ backchannel to in-person classes

During the pandemic most lectures have been online – either as recordings or as live Zoom sessions. Academics noticed that the ‘chat’ facility in the […]

Canvas ePortfolios

Canvas has a tool called Canvas ePortfolio which allows students to create a series of self contained ePortfolios. Each ePortfolio can be made up of […]

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