Spotlight

Angela Lee-Smith Senior Lector in East Asian Languages and Literatures Canvas user since: Fall 2016Courses on Canvas: KREN 110, KREN 140, KREN 142, KREN 152 “I find implementing audio portfolios through Canvas’ built-in media recording submission tool to be very helpful and effective.” Lector Lee-Smith has the challenge of helping new Korean language learners advance across multiple dimensions that constitute language development. Using student audio portfolios, in which students frequently record themselves and then share the recordings via... read more
Jessica Helfand Senior Critic, Graphic Design, School of Art Lecturer, Yale College, School of Management Canvas user since: Fall 2016Courses on Canvas: ART 003, MGT 653, MGT 654, MGT 670, MGT 675 “I love that the Discussions tool lets students see and weigh in on each others’ writing ONLY after posting their own work.” Students may not have frequent opportunities to see and learn from their peers’ approach to problem solving. Homework assignments are typically done individually, and shared only with the instructor. In contrast, consider the... read more
Matuku Ngame Senior Lector I in French Canvas user since: Fall 2016Courses on Canvas: FREN 110 “Start with one feature at a time–for example, just posting your syllabus.” Learning a new system can be challenging: there are so many new features in Canvas that it may be difficult to know where to begin. Most people find it’s best to start by focusing on simple tasks, and gradually explore new tools as you grow more familiar with the new interface. In this spotlight, French lector Matuku Ngame talks about his initial experiences... read more
Julia Titus Senior Lector I in Slavic Languages and Literatures Canvas user since: Fall 2016Courses on Canvas: RUSS 110, RUSS 122 “I highly recommend the Quizzes tool… Although the quizzes take time to initially create, the benefits are great.” Recent research1 indicates that frequent low-stakes testing is highly effective in helping students learn and retain what they’ve learned. Yale lector Julia Titus has explored how she can use Canvas to create quizzes and to provide students with regular feedback throughout the semester in her... read more
This online course was taught in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities & The Rockefeller Foundation. Zoom, a videoconferencing tool, made it possible to incorporate a virtual classroom component. The course was based on the view articulated by 100RC: urban resilience is the ability of individuals, communities, businesses, institutions, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow in response to acute shocks and chronic stresses. The consequences of these shocks and stresses can often bring opportunities for cities to evolve and... read more
Professors Gentry and Cort taught this course as part of the Yale School of Management’s Global Network for Advanced Management. This means that the course is taught to students in New Haven – and around the globe – concurrently. The reliance on the Canvas course site as the “central hub” of the course motivated Gentry, Cort, and their instructional teams to create a visually appealing site that is simple to navigate. The course site home page resembles an interactive online textbook, while still maintaining a clear navigational structure for... read more
Professor Stephen Stearns assigns a number of readings for students to complete each week of his course. He decided that the most effective use for the course site home page would be to provide students with a day-by-day calendar of topics, with links to those reading assignments that were uploaded into the site as PDFs. This approach makes it simple for students to know and find which readings are due for each class session. Creating a custom page like this, which provides links to multiple resources that you’ve stored in Canvas Files, ... read more