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...
December 13, 2019, by UNH AT Staff
Save time and effort by pushing grades from myCourses Gradebook to Webcat. This will not only save faculty time in not having to manually re-enter data they already have available, but will also reduce the possibility of mistakes in copying gradebook information to Webcat.
The end of the semester can be a stressful time for students and faculty. Students want to know their grade as soon as possible and faculty want to be responsive to student requests. One piece of the grade reporting...
October 18, 2019, by Louise Jones
This month there are two new updates that we know you will find beneficial. myCourses by Canvas has updates each month and they are meant to improve functionality and benefit faculty and students.
How the Course menu link display the visible and hidden course menu links
The course menu links no longer use the bold and light grey color to indicate the status. All course menu links are the same color and the inactive course menu link display a visibility "Eye" icon and includes a tool tip...
September 12, 2019, by Louise Jones
If you have not re-visited your myCourses gradebook recently you may be missing out on some features to help you more easily manage your class and save time. This article walks through some new and old features that may be helpful to you
Sync with WebCat including custom final grades
Don’t spend time manually entering grades into WebCat. You can automatically pass the myCourses final grade to WebCat and now you can add a new column to manually override the final grade for individual...
January 10, 2019, by Louise Jones
Course analytics in myCourses is being updated with new features and is being offered first as “Analytics Beta” that can be optionally enabled by faculty.
This new Analytics Beta tool will eventually replace Course Analytics that is currently found on your course home page. The new analytics will provide the same data but make it easier to view and filter data using an interactive graph or table. The email tool is also embedded in the analytics tool that allows faculty...
December 11, 2018, by UNH IT Staff
With the newest release of Canvas comes the highly requested feature of Dashboard Management. At log in, you will see your favorited courses on your dashboard. Previously, you were unable to organize these at will. To arrange your cards, simply drag and drop them in the order you wish to see them. This will make it easier to find your most favorited courses. Alternatively, you can also use the Move feature by clicking on the three dots in the upper right corner of the cards.
Not seeing a...
December 11, 2018, by UNH IT Staff
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.
Recent Canvas updates involve some updates to current features and some bug fixes. This blog post focuses on the updates for uploading images from the Rich Content Editor.
December 4, 2018, by Megan Murphy (COLA ‘22)
Something fresh and innovative is coming to myCourses! The latest update - Analytics 2 Beta - is described by Canvas as “a tool that provides improved analytics for tracking student data using an interactive chart or table.” The new feature not only contains the functionality that the original Analytics software possesses, but also provides enhanced analytics tools to assist instructors in assessing student progress and grades. Faculty will now have access to specific student profile...
November 26, 2018, by Kelsey Flannery (COLA, 2019)
November 20th marked the inaugural Open Education Resources (OER) Ambassador reunion in which Ambassadors from across UNH gathered to discuss the current and potential future state of their OER projects and the future of Open Education. Provost Wayne Jones provided closing remarks in which he congratulated Ambassadors on their efforts and discussed broader efforts underway at UNH to improve student retention including a role that OER might play in the student experience.
Open Education is a...
October 26, 2018, by Kelsey Flannery (COLA, 2019)
Kaltura, UNH’s media platform, rolled out new features that faculty members can use to create a more effective, ‘tech-savvy’ classroom. The biggest updates were made to the Lecture Capture feature. Lecture Capture refers to the ability to record both video in a big lecture hall that can be uploaded for students to view, or the ability to record a video on your laptop from your office or your home. Kaltura makes it easy to upload videos for the students to use at a later date, outside of...