Canvas LMS

Canvas Modules for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty

In the Canvas Commons, there are several modules available for UNL faculty to freely import into their courses. Please see the Canvas Guide for importing and viewing Commons content.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries: Research Skills

A virtual learning module intended to introduce students to the scholarly research resources available through the University Libraries.

Technology: 
Canvas LMS

Giving students new options: Using a blended mode and peer review in a large enrollment undergraduate writing course

Messersmith Photoby Sydney Brown, Assistant Director, Innovative Instructional Design

Lead instructor Amber Messersmith delivers lectures, plans assignments and coordinates a cadre of recitation instructors for BSAD 220 Business Writing, a large enrollment course with 400-500 sophomore students. The course, launched in Fall, 2016, is the foundation for writing across the College of Business Administration curriculum. 

Messersmith had several goals for the initial semester of BSAD220. These included: transitioning to a new course format and LMS (Canvas), having clear organization throughout course components, achieving consistency in the facilitation of 13 recitation sections, and developing students’ skills in writing and critical thinking.

Course Design

Pedagogy: 
Flipped and Blended Instructional Modes
Peer Review
Technology: 
Canvas LMS
Category: 
Faculty Features

Seeking to increase writing across the curriculum, Geppert puts Canvas Peer Review to the test

Geppert PhotoJohn Geppert, professor of finance and director of assessment for the College of Business Administration (CBA), has a keen interest in student peer assessment of writing. Not only because the literature finds improved learning and critical thinking when students engage in the practice, but also because peer review may offer a way to include more writing practice in more courses.

However, he had three primary concerns:

Pedagogy: 
Feedback
Peer Review
Technology: 
Canvas LMS
Category: 
Faculty Features

To address student readiness and success, Mamo flips AGRO366

Martha Mamoby Sydney Brown, Assistant Director, Innovative Instructional Design

Faced with an enrollment that had jumped from 30 to 95 and seeking a way to address the increased variability in student readiness to take “Soil Nutrient Relationships,” Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture Martha Mamo launched a redesign of her course. 

Pedagogy: 
Active Learning
Flipped and Blended Instructional Modes
Technology: 
Camtasia
Canvas LMS
Techsmith Relay
Category: 
Faculty Features

November 2016, Issue 4

November 2016, Issue 4

Pedagogy: 
Flipped and Blended Instructional Modes
Technology: 
Canvas LMS
Category: 
Newsletter

Giving students new options: Using a blended mode and peer review in a large enrollment undergraduate writing course

Messersmith Photoby Sydney Brown, Assistant Director, Innovative Instructional Design

Lead instructor Amber Messersmith delivers lectures, plans assignments and coordinates a cadre of recitation instructors for BSAD 220 Business Writing, a large enrollment course with 400-500 sophomore students. The course, launched in Fall, 2016, is the foundation for writing across the College of Business Administration curriculum. 

November 2016, Issue 4 old

November 2016, Issue 4

Learn about Canvas

Canvas (by Instructure) is a cloud based learning management system similar to Blackboard. UNL decided to run a pilot during the Spring 2016 semester to help determine which LMS could best suit our needs. This session will allow you to take a look at the Canvas interface and see some of the tools that it has to offer.

Canvas pilot fully underway

Our Canvas pilot is now fully underway. We have 61 teachers teaching 1,700 students this semester, with more teachers asking to be added in the coming days.