The Hub and the Office of Digital Education are here to help with the Summer I/II transition to remote teaching. We know you are busy with the mad dash to a very abnormal end of semester.

Recommended Steps for Faculty New to Online Teaching:

  1. View pertinent resources from Digital Education
  2. Make a one-on-one appointment with your Canvas Administrator
  3. View one or both videos from the Hub
  4. Make a one-on-one appointment with an Instructional Designer
  5. Build your course using the "Find the Appropriate Tool" section of this Hub web page

**More experienced users of Canvas can skip right to Step 3**

Resources to get you started:

Digital Education / Canvas

Hub Videos

Week of April 27th Synchronous Sessions 

  • (DE) Canvas 101 - Introduction and Overview (Dashboard, profile, notification preferences, conversations, course overview, course settings)
  • (Hub) Organizing your Online Course with a Course Blueprint or Course Template  
    • Monday April 27th, 3-4 View the recording
    • Wednesday April 29th, Noon-1 View the recording
      • ​​​​​Slides and Course Blueprint; see above for instructions to use the Canvas Templates
        • The course blueprint is a tool that will help you organize and plan quality courses. Learn about best practices to design courses that clearly and meaningfully connect activities and assessments to learning outcomes. Well designed courses with meaningful and authentic activities increase student retention, persistence, and success. You will also be introduced to the Summer 2020 Remote Course Template, a new UM-D tool you can import into your Canvas site, modify, and fill with your course content.
  • (DE) Canvas 201 - Content Delivery (Announcements, pages, videos, files, conferences)
  • (DE) Canvas 301 - Interactivity and Assessments (Discussions, assignments, quizzes)
  • (Hub) Encouraging Student Interaction with Online Pedagogies and Tools
    • Tuesday April 28th, 2-3 View the recording
    • Thursday  April 30th, 10-11 View the recording
      • Slides for the Community of Inquiry and Student Interaction and Tools presentations​​​​​
        • Student-to-student interaction is a vital part of any course experience. One hallmark of a well-designed online course is that it fosters interaction, building in lots of different ways for students to work together and form their own online community. During this workshop, participants will learn how to foster and encourage interactivity and will be introduced to several tools such as the Discussion Forum as well as non-Canvas tools including Flipgrid and Breakout Rooms
  • (DE) Canvas 401 - Grading and the Gradebook (Assignment groups/weighing, rubrics, gradebook overview, speedgrader)

Hub for Teaching & Learning Resources

1190 -
Social Sciences Building (SSB)
Phone: 
313-583-6550
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