We can best support all of our students’ writing development by integrating the writing process into our courses. The writing process consists of several carefully staged steps including brainstorming, drafting, peer review, revision, and editing. Students should be taught multiple strategies for accomplishing each of these steps. The writing process provides lots of opportunities for… Read more »
Setting up your Canvas Gradebook to match your Syllabus
Every instructor takes time to carefully construct a syllabus that works perfectly with their teaching philosophy, the course content and structure, and that takes consideration of assessment techniques. However, sometimes translating that carefully constructed syllabus into Canvas can be a challenge. The consultants at the CITL are happy to help you set up your Canvas… Read more »
How Can You Help Your Multilingual Student Writers?
Are you worried about how to grade multilingual student writing fairly? Do you wonder how to hold students accountable for correctness without punishing them based on language difference? Consider the following strategies to make your grading easier and more equitable for all students: Design assignments to take advantage of cultural differences rather than punishing students… Read more »
“I turned it in, you just didn’t get it!” & Other Canvas Assignment Excuses Foiled
Have you been thinking about accepting more online assignment submissions now that Canvas makes it so easy? Is the one thing holding you back the student that says they submitted an assignment to Canvas and you just didn’t get it or you cannot find their submission? Sometimes this frustration can make you want to go… Read more »