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2016-17 Canvas Thumbs Up Recipient:
Deleasa Randall-Griffiths

Part-Time Faculty, Communications (COMM)

Student Nomination Comments About What They Found Beneficial :

  • “She was an amazing understanding, caring professor. While it was online she made it feel as though she wasn’t just my professor. She made sure that my needs were met, and was always super fast at emailing me back and if she didn’t know the answer she made sure that she went to someone who did know the answer.”
  • Scheduled assignments and provided feedback in real time.

Specific identified “best practices” of Canvas use that you do:
“I used weekly modules. I did a powerpoint with narration to cover the weekly assignments and “lecture” material. I used videos (often TED talks) for discussion forums and the students seemed to like them.”

  • Frequent/Prompt grade entry
  • Extensive use of comments/ feedback capabilities on assignments
  • Timely Use of Inbox to communicate/ Respond
  • Timely Use of Announcements to Update/communicate with Students
  • Posting of all class material/, files etc.
  • Use of Assignment Due Dates and detailed, clear directions
  • Structured Use of Student Groups
  • Structured Student-student discussion forum responses
  • Made available supplemental links/ files etc.
  • Ensuring all links/ files etc. updated and functioning/accurate
What is at least 1 other specific Canvas practice beyond those mentioned above that you do/ have done and believe has helped student success & retention in your courses?

“Clear and frequent due dates for assignments seem to be helpful in keeping them one task.”

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