2016-17 Canvas Thumbs Up Recipient:
Doug Urban

Full-Time Faculty, Biology (BIOL)
419.755.4556 | durban@ncstatecollege.edu

Student Nomination Comments About What They Found Beneficial :

  • “Notes. Assignments”
  • “Announcements”

Specific identified “best practices” of Canvas use that you do:

“Take the time to post your lecture materials.”

  • Frequent/Prompt grade entry
  • 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
  • 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?

“Break up large presentations into smaller units to save on download time. Important for the students who have slow internet at home.”

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