ILT is excited to host its annual half-year symposium, Learn Do Share: Canvas Plus.
This September, we’ll be looking to the future! Staff from across the University will be joining us to share how they’ve taken Canvas, the University’s Learning Management System, to the next level in blending pedagogy and technology.
Embedding employability skills into academic curricula is a key concern for universities and tertiary education institutions today.
This topic was the focus of a University of Auckland Business School (UABS) workshop on the 12th June entitled ‘University and beyond: embedding employability and life into the curriculum’ run by Professor Susan Geertshuis, Narissa Lewis, and Patricia Hubbard.
Course renewal is the process of reviewing and making small tweaks to a course to improve learning and teaching. This process is usually informed by the students’ feedback from the course SET report, the course analytics from Canvas, or the teachers’ personal reflections on what could be improved for the next course offering.
The theme for this year’s Teaching Forum was ‘Think BIG.. start small.’
Innovative teaching is sometimes too big a problem to tackle easily so the focus of this year’s symposium was on adopting small changes to teaching practice designed to have a big impact on learning outcomes for students.
The pressure on universities to move content online has initiated conversation about the purpose and value of the lecture theatre as a teaching ‘space’. Central to the defence of the lecture theatre is its social nature; students physically gather together to learn from, and with, one another, as a collective.
Innovative teaching can sometimes feel like too big a problem to tackle easily. In this year’s Teaching Forum, colleagues from the University of Auckland will be discussing learning and teaching initiatives that reveal how small changes in teaching can make a big difference to students’ experience and learning.
Sometimes it can be difficult to gauge, in class, whether students are gaining an understanding of what is being taught to them. What if there was a way for teaching staff to capture real-time information from students and modify the lesson based on the live feedback being provided?
Crowdmark is a user-friendly, collaborative online grading and analytics platform. It provides fast and efficient online grading for multiple markers on a question by question basis. It can be used for both exams as well as assignments and it comes with free analytics tools. It also integrates with Canvas, allowing you to pull student lists from Canvas into Crowdmark.