Student-Faculty Partnerships in Curricula


There is a growing movement to not only include but also involve students in curricula decisions. Students in higher education have challenged the…

Communicating in Canvas


Canvas has several ways to communicate with your students. Here are two of them: Announcements are course-wide. Inbox messages may be private…

Student Interactions in Canvas


Student interaction plays an important role in learning and overall sense of community. Whether you’re teaching fully online, blended, or in-person,…

Discussions in Canvas


Discussions are threaded conversations on a single topic. They are asynchronous, which means participants do not have to be online at the same time,…

Using Canvas Modules


OAI recommends using Modules to develop course organization and navigation. Correctly using Modules simplifies navigation for your students. Modules…

Course Management Timeline


Instructors have a lot to think about before, during, and after each term. Be sure to accomplish these essential tasks. Pre-Term(at least two weeks…

Easy Wins in Canvas


Here are a few popular Canvas features to be especially excited about. Appearance A simplified interface that streamlines course development for…

Supporting Students through Difficult Conversations


The classroom can be a place to explore controversial topics including equity, identity, religious beliefs, and political views. These topics may…

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Email Templates for the Start of Term


Many students are anxious for information about their classes before the term starts. By communicating early, you can help establish an encouraging…

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Start Your Term Right: Essential Student Communications


Early and regular communication with your students is very important. This guide offers key contact points and ways to help students get the support…