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 […]
Rubrics to Create Valuable Learning Experiences
FIU Online’s monthly Insider Instructor Webinar series explores relevant instructional strategies and effective ways to use technology in an online classroom. One of the latest webinars in the series,“Rubrics that Rock”, provides faculty with the resources to develop impactful rubrics. Overall, the best rubrics are objective, transparent, and equally serve everyone in the online classroom. […]
Introducing New Canvas Functionality
Beginning June 20, 2020, there will be four new features added to Canvas that would add functionality to your courses. Bulk Edit Assignments The Assignments page now supports editing all assignments, discussion, and quiz dates on a single page. This change allows assignment dates to be adjusted at one time in the same location. More […]
Quality Matters: Is My Course Ready for QM?
Quality Matters. Well, yes it does, but how does it apply to courses—namely yours? If you are not familiar with it, the Quality Matters program is a faculty-driven, collaborative, peer review process designed to improve online and blended courses. Courses are measured against a set of eight standards (a.k.a. The QM Rubric) which focus heavily […]