May 11, 2020, by Louise Jones and Xuan Cai
What are Rubrics?
Rubrics are matrixes or tables that have three essential features: criteria students are expected to focus on, rating levels to indicate different achievement levels and the scoring associated to the rating. Faculty can also choose how to apply rubrics: comments only, comments and points or points only.
What are the benefits of using Rubrics?
From a student’s perspective:
Rubrics can help students have a better understanding of how their instructor assess the assignments...
May 17, 2018, by Alicia Medros, edited by Louise Jones
Congratulations, spring term is over! Now that exams have wrapped up and final grades are done (or at least close!), the questions start to be asked, "What happens to my course now? What access do I and students have going forward?"
These questions and answers will explain a little more about how the process works.
Q1. How long is a course available to students and faculty after the end of the term?
A1.By default, students and faculty will continue to have full access to the course until...
October 21, 2016, by Peter Doughty
All myCourses courses have a file storage limit of 500 MB (megabytes). It's actually 524.3 for those wanting to go the extra geek mile! For most faculty, this limit will be fine, but if you are using large files, (audio and video files, high resolution images, media-heavy PowerPoint or Adobe presentations and complex programming files come to mind) it is possible to quickly use up your quota. So you probably want to know about alternate storage methods to be able to manage that pesky storage...
July 15, 2016, by Peter Doughty
myCourses by Canvas operates on a three-week release cycle through which features are added or updated. Academic Technology Teaching and Learning Support blogs highlights from myCourses’ production release notes, a link to these notes, and other relevant content in the days surrounding a production release.
This round of myCourses updates are again fairly light. Please see the links at the bottom of the blog to see the details if you are interested. A reminder that InstructureCon 2016 will...
May 23, 2016, by Peter Doughty
There have been some questions concerning how grades are weighted in myCourses. I think the myCourses by Canvas blog post (with ensuing comments) in the link below is the best treatment of the subject that I've seen. So without further ado:
And remember, you are part of the Canvas community and can propose, share, and vote on ideas here: