Canvas Convos - Online Teaching and Learning
A Faculty-wide event to celebrate the many online teaching tactics that had emerged over the past year.
In September 2021, BEL+T hosted Canvas Convos, a Faculty-wide event to celebrate the many online teaching tactics that had emerged over the past year. The event was organised around a set of conversations between staff and students covering a range of topics, including coordination, interaction, delivery, supportive learning environments and assessment. Canvas was approached as a "portal", both for understanding the broad range of learning design elements and as the mechanism through which students experience each subject.
The following is a set of tactics implemented by ABP academics in 2020-2021 as identified by BEL+T’s review of Canvas sites. These were discussed at the 9th September 2021 ‘Canvas Convos’ Event hosted by BEL+T. The recording of the event is available for ABP staff (staff-login required). The tactics are organised by various dimensions of the BEL+T’s DIAgram, each of which contribute to support learner engagement and belonging.
|Learning and Teaching Tactic||Definition or Details|
Clear and consistent navigational strategy
Well-organised homepage design
Structured weekly workflow
Structure for asynchronous interactionv
Virtual platform for informal synchronous meet-ups
Virtual collaborative work and exhibition spaces
Relevant resources to support independent learning
Inspiring produced or curated content to encourage engagement
|Supportive Learning Environment|
Use of voice to convey teacher presence
Production of a ‘survival tips’ video
Structured plan of daily learning activities
Accessible and clear assessment-related information
Explicitly communicated constructive alignment between delivered content, interactive opportunities and assessment tasks
Appropriate and supportive feedback strategies