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Cleaning Up Canvas File Storage Space

Did you know that storage space is limited for course files in Canvas? The maximum amount of file storage a Canvas course is allowed is 500 MB. Some instructors find that they reach their storage capacity after posting just a few short videos. Therefore, proper file management is crucial. » More ...

How to Use Video with Perusall

Perusall allows you to use video material as a focus for comments, questions, and conversation. To get started, add a video to your Perusall Library by selecting Library > Add content > Video. You can use videos from YouTube and Vimeo. You can also use video files from Google Drive or Dropbox, but there are bandwidth restrictions so these should not be very large. » More ...

Exploring Applied Learning Opportunities with Creative Corridor

As WSU transitions to more in-person teaching, we thought it might be a good time to spotlight the Creative Corridor, one of the university’s options for developing applied learning experiences. According to its website, “Creative Corridor is a campus-wide program that provides WSU students with access to cutting-edge technology to use for creative pursuits. The program’s mission is to spark creative inspiration through the use of innovative technology while encouraging collaboration between students and faculty members.” » More ...

Alternative Discussion Methods

The overuse of standard discussion board posts can quickly become a daunting, redundant task for students. The results of which can lead to students disengaging with the content. To be clear, the practice of guided discourse is an incredible way to help students retain information, but there are ways to reimagine the conventional discussion board and create a more engaging exercise. Here are some variations to help get you started. » More ...

Maximize Class Time with Mini Lectures

In a Faculty Focus article from 2015, Professor Ilyssa Izenberg draws on research from the previous decade as well as personal experience to advocate for shortening our lectures. Certainly, during the pandemic, when we all pivoted quickly to online instruction, time constraints and concerns over student attention span renewed interest in the idea that our lectures do not need to be as long as they have traditionally lasted. » More ...