Three Things – Dr Sharon Eddie Parkinson
Dr Sharon Eddie Parkinson, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
What is your favourite Canvas feature, and why?
I love that I can email all of the students in a module very easily via Canvas. I do find the Gradebook very helpful and straightforward as well.
What would you say to colleagues who may be hesitant to use Canvas?
Canvas is incredibly user friendly. If you can type a Word document – you can set up a Canvas page. It can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, but either way it is easy for both students and instructors to use.
Can you show us three things in Canvas which have worked well for you?
- Discussion boards are a great way to answer student queries quickly and it ensures you provide the exact same answer to the whole of the class
- Canvas is excellent if you want to try a ‘flipped classroom’ approach – i.e. you can provide lots of digital resources for your students.
- Canvas’ Gradebook is really useful for releasing module marks and feedback (especially to large classes)
#1: Discussions Boards
#2: Interactive Library Resources
#3: Grades and Feedback management of large groups
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