Canvas Grades to Peoplesoft: Improved Methods and Documentation
There’s a one-stop-shop on the Canvas course navigation for getting grades into PeopleSoft. Whether you send grades directly from Canvas to PeopleSoft or export and edit them offline before sending to PeopleSoft, Send or Export Grades to PeopleSoft is your starting point. The export feature now highlights mismatched current and final grades, honors the Final Grade Override, and offers the ability to include student names. All these options are explained in the Prepare and Submit Grades to PeopleSoft Self-Help Guide.
the ability to create a New Quiz from Modules. When you select Create Quiz from the list, the option appears to use either New Quizzes or Classic Quizzes. New Quizzes is the default, so take care to switch to Classic Quizzes if that is your preference.
an interface update in the Submit Assignment Button Wording. Previously to start an assignment students had to click the “Submit Assignment” button now that button now says “Start Assignment.”
Student Rating of Teaching Update
Prior to changes in teaching and learning due to Covid-19, Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) was 60 - 70% paper based. Remote instruction created the opportunity to transition to predominantly online submissions that can simplify the process for students. The online SRT also benefits instructors: on April 8, an intuitive Response Rate monitor dashboard will be implemented that will enable instructors to view just-in-time updates on student response rates, for the current term and historical response rate. There will be more enhancements to the SRT platform, Explorance Blue, in the coming months. Keep watching the newsletter for updates.
This fall the University is reverting to fall 2019 modes of instruction, but with the benefit of new insights into remote and online instruction. Provost Croson “...encourages all instructors to consider what innovations they believe advance their pedagogy, and to incorporate those innovations into their instruction” and has provided further guidance on fall 2021 instruction.
If you are considering modifying your course structure or practice, Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) is offering an end-of-semester retreat that can assist you with design and technology options framed by insights from recent student and faculty focus groups. During the Teaching with Technology Retreat, you will have structured time to
Reflect on your experiences
Review your Spring 2021 course(s)
Revise or create your course for summer/fall instruction
The Teach Together Minnesota! virtual conference will focus on culturally-responsive online teaching and learning through the lens of discipline-specific breakout sessions. All higher education faculty and education supporters (Centers for Teaching & Learning staff, Directors, Instructional Designers, IT Support, Librarians) are invited to attend this day-long event on May 18, 2021. RSVP required.
Join Canvas Coffee Time, an informal online gathering of instructors and academic technologists where you can ask for help, share successes or just listen in. This system wide conversation has included topics such as online discussion techniques, tips for using Zoom and getting the most out of your Canvas gradebook. Join us at 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in our Zoom online meeting room at the assigned time.