How can I design my course in a way that benefits the students' learning? How do I integrate digital learning ideas into the course room in Canvas? Read more about educational methods for e-learning, tips and inspiration and what guidance and support you can get as a teacher.
Course design and tips on Canvas
There are different ways for you as a teacher to create good conditions for the learning environment and for engagement and interaction to develop in the virtual classroom. Recommendations and good examples of course design in Canvas .
Blended learning is a concept and form of teaching that has become increasingly popular. Blended learning means that the course has elements of both traditional campus-based teaching methods and digital tools.
An educational method in which the students prepare by reading course material before the actual meeting in the "physical classroom". It might involve watching videos, reading articles, answering quizzes, etc. The time in the classroom is devoted to discussions, labs and seminars. The method is called Flipped Classroom and is a form of blended learning.
Tips for collaboration in digital environments
Influence the interactivity of the classroom by creating tasks and activities that encourage students to learn in collaboration with each other and each other's experiences. Try using the web meeting tool Zoom for creating environments that encourage social interaction between students. If you want to make your teaching via Zoom more interactive and be able to ask questions to your students and so on, you can use the poll function in Zoom. With the function Breakout rooms (Zoom) you can divide the students into smaller discussion groups during the meeting. See also the presentation "Promoting interaction in discussion forums" (YouTube) by Malin Engquist at the Department of Learning (KTH).
Create video and podcasts
Using video in courses is becoming more common. You can create your own movies specifically for your course or share other people's videos. If you are curious about working with video, there are many possibilities. Read more about how you as a teacher can work with use video in your teaching . Here is a user guide that you can download as PDF: "Presentation Design and Video Production for Education and Teaching Online" (KTH-Box)
Personal coaching on e-learning
You as a teacher can book a personal coaching session on e-learning for help with discussing, among other things, course design in Canvas. The supervision can be done through a personal physical meeting, web meeting ( Zoom ) or via email.