Leveraging Student Feedback: The Power of Formative Surveys

This workshop focuses on the attributes, logistics, and effective use of formative student surveys. Participants will learn how to create effective and useful surveys in Canvas and will be given time to work on building their own formative surveys while receiving help from instructional designers.

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

John Geppert, professor of finance and director of assessment for the College of Business Administration (CBA), believes peer review may offer a way to include more writing practice in more courses.

Small Teaching Strategies

Small teaching strategies are little things that can have a big impact on learning. UNL faculty present a variety of techniques they use in 5-minute speed sessions at Teaching & Learning symposia.

Active learning strategies combined with an online homework system lead to an 80% success rate in Mathematics

Since 2012, the UNL Mathematics department has been working to radically redesign its first-year mathematics courses. Current efforts have yielded an 80% success rate, up from a 62-67% rate previously.

Using text expansion tools to enrich feedback

Feedback is essential to student learning. In this video, Brian Wilson, an instructional designer who also teaches online, demonstrates how he uses PhraseExpress to build a database of comments and references to support resources and then quickly inserts them with a few keystrokes.