Wish your students knew more about academic integrity, research skills, or a variety of other topics? Consider using high-quality content available in the Canvas Commons that has been created for University of Nebraska-Lincoln instructors. Import these instructional modules into your course with just a couple of clicks. An additional benefit of importing modules from Canvas Commons is that they are automatically updated when the author makes a change. This is especially helpful for modules developed as student resources.
UNL Libraries also maintains a collection of video tutorials. Each of these can be customized for a specific course or program and/or imported into Canvas as a course module. The modules support faculty by providing students guidance on a variety of topics. Three of the most-used modules are Annotated Bibliographies and Evaluating Sources, Basic Research Skills, and Libraries Orientation. Teaching and Learning Librarian Melissa Gomis explains how to find library modules in the Canvas Commons in a short video.
In this video, Eyde Olson explains what Canvas Commons modules are, why instructors might like to use them, and how to import them into courses.
How are we doing?
A four-item Start, Stop, Continue student feedback survey collects feedback from students. It is recommended to use this survey mid-term.
Created by Eyde Olson. Search under "Eyde Olson" for the most recent orientation module.
Canvas Orientation and Student Resources
A comprehensive guide to what students need to know about Canvas, technology requirements, accessibility, SSD, academic integrity, and a variety of student resources.
Created and regularly updated by Eyde Olson. Search under "Eyde Olson" for the most recent orientation module.
This module provides resources for students about navigating the group resources in Canvas and leads them through a brief orientation discussion to reflect on past group work experiences and establish expectations for an upcoming group project. This resource is applicable to any subject matter, but will be most relevant for group projects that are likely to take at least a month to complete.
Created by Amanda Gonzales and Steven Cain. Search under "Steven Cain" for the most group orientation module.
Improve Scientific Writing Skills
A free-standing review module for scientific writing or can be edited to fit the learning objectives and needs of an instructor’s course.
Created by university Instructional Designer Michele Larson.
Peer Review Guidelines
This page provides students with a set of directions to help them conduct effective peer reviews.
Created by university Instructional Designer Steven Cain.
This self-contained interactive module helps students develop better attention behaviors by exposing myths about multitasking and prompting reflection on their own behaviors.
Created by Northern Arizona University professors Michelle Miller and John Doherty and adapted for Canvas by university Instructional Designers Eyde Olson and Steven Cain.