Resources

Comparisons

You can use a variety of tools for online small group discussions. We have outlined solutions, rated them for the effort required, and identified key considerations.
There are multiple video recording tools available but which tool will be best for you? Below we have outlined solutions, rated them for the effort required, and identified key considerations.

Experts & Communities

The University of Minnesota Academic Advising Network (AAN) is comprised of advisors and student services professionals from across the Twin Cities campus.
The Academic Technology Informal Community of Practice (ATiCoP) is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology and design ex
UMN faculty and instructors, whether you teach online, face-to-face, or something in between, our team can help you choose and use teaching and learning technologies, design or redesign your Canvas course site, create
The CEI collaborates across the University to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.
If you believe your copyrighted work is being infringed on a University of Minnesota site, contact University Information Security (UIS).
LATIS consultatively supports researchers in the design, data collection, and analysis of surveys and experiments in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and arts.
OMS is the business owner of Qualtrics for the University and has a team of experts available to help bridge the gap between do-it-yourself and advanced level questionnaire design and survey programming.
The University of Minnesota Libraries provides copyright permission services, including free consultation and workshops.
Surveys at the University of Minnesota are governed by the University Survey Advisory Team (U-SAT).

Good Practices

Use this checklist to create an accessible Canvas quiz.
Instructors can create course sites that are both usable and accessible to the widest range of students possible by organizing their course site with a landing page, modules, and a limited menu, plus following other core skills of accessible design.
There are multiple ways in Canvas to notify your student of course expectations, due dates, discussions, or disruptions that impact them. But are students getting the message?
Online assessments may be used to support instructional goals, even if your primary course format isn’t fully online.
If your course typically has timed, in-person, proctored exams, there are a number of options to consider if you wish to use online proctoring tools.
As faculty and instructors adapt to online and blended learning, it's important that students are prepared to be successful online learners.
Technology tool options for students to create individual or group presentations they can submit to Canvas for the purposes of assessment.
Creating videos for courses is time intensive and the process of creating, publishing and sharing your media with students can be overwhelming. Kaltura integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to easily upload and share video content.
Uploading a large video file is cumbersome, and navigating a video recording of a 50-minute (or longer) class is challenging for students. By chunking your lecture, you can create smaller files. This is easy to do in Zoom and will benefit both you and your students.

Self-Help Guides

This self-help guide walks you through the process of planning, creating, and using methods of assessment and evaluation in Canvas.
This self-help guide helps you use tools available within Canvas to communicate with your students.
This self-help guide takes you through the basic process of building a Canvas course site from the ground up, starting with creating and linking content, building assessments, and choosing final course settings.
This self-help guide is a starting point for faculty and staff who need to develop a course in Canvas.
This self-help guide introduces you to integrate media into your Canvas course site using Kaltura.
Use this self-help guide to prepare your final course grades in Canvas and send them to Faculty Center/PeopleSoft.
This self-help guide is for instructors and students alike. It guides instructors on how to set up and facilitate Groups in their Canvas courses.
This guide walks through how to create and customize a Canvas course homepage using a Design Tools template.

User Stories

Why capture a guest expert lecture or presentation on video?
The benefits of student group work are well documented:
Demonstration videos help students learn because they can both see and hear the proper way to do things at every step.