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Enhance Your Teaching

Please know that CETL is here to help you every step of the way. Our advice? Strive to be there for your students. Be understanding. Care. Do your best to teach as well as you can.

Words of wisdom for the first day of class . . .

CETL is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to design, develop, and teach a course in Canvas. But we're more than tech experts; we're course design experts. We are here to help you design and deliver dynamic online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes, and to work with you on using Canvas as a true learning management platform. Our team of experts can help you economize your instructional and grading effort; enhance student engagement with one another, the content, teaching assistants, and you; and provide a pipeline for communication and information exchange for assignments and feedback.

"research has singled out findability as not only the most significant predictor of both self-efficacy and motivation among students in online courses, but the only significant variable that predicts these two key factors"

Taking a student-centered approach to your digital course space is one easy way to improve student satisfaction. The first page of your Canvas course site should engage and guide students. Your syllabus and course structure (including a transparent grading structure) should match. Use rubrics to provide transparent grading policies and expectations. Allow students to see their grades throughout the semester. Employ announcements to provide a lasting record of your communications. Use assignments to provide students with a simple digital workflow.


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