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Top 7 Things You Must Know about Canvas!

Recently, the Florida Board of Governors selected Canvas as the state’s preferred Learning Management System (LMS). Prior to making its recommendation, the Florida Board of Governors administered a survey to faculty, administrators, instructional designers and students. Compared to Blackboard and Desire2Learn, Canvas rated higher in all 13 categories. Canvas uses a hosted service framework with […]

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Great Expectations: Raise the Bar for Better Writing

Stuck in the doldrums of grading your student’s ho-hum writing? In the inaugural article of this series, “Raise the Bar: Building Better Writing Assignments,” the value of writing and general strategies on developing structured writing assignments were introduced. Chunking a large writing project into smaller tasks with specific milestones can lead to writing improvements, as […]

Raise the Bar: Building Better Writing Assignments

Do you ever wish you received better student submissions to your writing assignments? Writing can be difficult for students, as it is a complex skill that needs frequent practice. Implementing structured writing assignments can enhance learning and promote the receipt of better results from students’ submissions. There are several strategies to provide writing activity support […]