I’m starting to lose track of all the different rubrics and checklists related to course design that I’ve come across, and some new ones have come out very recently, so I’d thought I’d list them here.  If you know of others, please comment below.  Thank you

Canvas Checklists

Course Design

Course Delivery

Accessibility

Syllabus

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Assignments

Assessments

Rubrics

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Technology

Videos

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I’ve shared a resource in Canvas Commons with some examples of brief, research-based teaching strategies implemented in Canvas, such as: transparent assignments, minute papers, values affirmation, social belonging, goal setting, student testimonials, nudges, discussion protocols, wrappers, and midterm student feedback.   You can preview this resource here.

Some Categories of Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies & Principles

Briefer, Targeted Strategies Broader or More Comprehensive Techniques
More Concrete Strategies These are some of the strategies covered in this Canvas resource:

  • Minute Paper
  • Student Testimonials
  • Transparent Assignments
  • Value Affirmation
  • Discussion Protocols
  • Nudges
  • Wrappers
  • Midterm Student Feedback

Examples of some face-to-face in-class strategies (which are not addressed in this Canvas resource):

Many of these broader teaching techniques derive from discipline-based educational research and development.

More General Principles/Techniques These are some strategies that primarily derive from cognitive psychology and mainly apply to practice and memory.

  • Retrieval Practice / Testing Effect
  • Spacing
  • Interleaving
These are links to more comprehensive Canvas-related resources on effective teaching practices.

More Online Resources about Evidence-based Teaching Practices

Books for Further Reading on Evidence-based Teaching Practices

Some Other Potential Canvas Activities that Could be Included in the Future

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I shared a self-assessment for faculty preparing to teach online.  You can try the Online Teaching Readiness Self-Assessment here, or import it from Canvas Commons.

It’s based on Penn State’s Faculty Self-Assessment: Preparing for Online Teaching.  I also like the Online Teaching Self-Efficacy Inventory (OTSEI), but forgot about it until too late to incorporate it.

Student can self-assess their readiness for online learning with UNC’s Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire or else see some other student online readiness surveys listed here.

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