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Uplifting Assignments Spark Joy for Your Gradebook

FIU Online’s Insider Instructor Webinar series explores relevant instructional strategies and effective uses of technology for the online environment. Chicken Noodle Soup For Your Gradebook reviewed non-traditional learning activities and the process used to imagine them, in order to help you create assignments you enjoy grading. Instant Replay: Chicken Noodle Soup For Your Gradebook Grading […]

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New Canvas Updates that Rock!

This article highlights select features that have been updated on Canvas recently. This is not a comprehensive list of updates. The full availability of Canvas Release updates are available for review.  Student Annotation Submissions Instructors can use an annotated assignment type to upload a file for students to annotate and submit directly in Canvas. Annotations can also […]

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GOAL! Raise the Bar for Winning Writing Assignments

As your favorite soccer team kicks in a winning goal during the last minute of the game, you might jump up from the couch with your fists triumphantly raised. Reading an excellently crafted writing assignment from one of your students, may elicit the same celebratory response. To obtain better, award-winning results sports coaches occasionally change […]

It’s about time: an inside look at when students interact with their online course

FIU Online leveraged data available via the Blackboard Learn learning management system to figure out when students were interacting with their online course. We engaged in research to analyze the specific dates of the week during which students in fully online courses interacted with and submitted work in their course. With this research, we sought to […]