VeriCite and Lunch & Learn

What is VeriCite? VeriCite is a tool that is available on Canvas to check students’ written work for plagiarism. This tool works to help educators easily verify originality in their student’s assignments. It automatically checks submitted work to compare against various online sources. This can be enabled directly in the Assignment settings in Canvas. Types of…

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5 Tips for Facilitating Online Discussions

Online discussions are a great way to get students writing, thinking, and interacting with each other when they can’t be in a classroom together. They can enhance face-to-face classes, too – when students think critically about a topic before in-person discussions, it helps create richer conversations. But creating and facilitating meaningful online student discussions isn’t always…

Updates from Our Fall Newsletter

We’re excited to launch our new Instructional Design Team Newsletter! We’ll be reaching out to faculty and staff from time to time with tips, tools, tricks, and opportunities to help enhance instruction. If you don’t get the newsletter –  or just want to revisit it -, we’ll be posting the contents of it here on…

What Is Canvas Commons and How Do I Use it?

What if there was a place where you could find and share instructional resources with other educators around the world who also use Canvas? There is. It’s called Canvas Commons, and, in the educational technology world, it’s what’s known as a “learning object repository” or LOR for short.  In essence, it’s a searchable database containing thousands of Canvas courses,…

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3 Tips for Setting Up Your Courses

As you start to work on your fall courses, you might find yourself on Canvas saying something like, “Now, how do I do that thing I did at the start of last semester?” So we here at the Instructional Design Team wanted to provide three quick notes about setting up your courses in Canvas. Two are commonly used – but easy to forget – features of Canvas. The third is a slight change…

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Changes to Plagiarism Detection Tool

We’re excited to announce that La Salle has begun using VeriCite with Canvas to scan student submissions and check submitted work against online sources. This change will benefit instructors in multiple ways: The assignment creation process for VeriCite is incredibly simple – enable it with one click. VeriCite originality reports will be created almost immediately, as opposed to…

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching Knowledge And Practices Of Online Faculty, Keri L. Heitner, Center for Educational and Instructional Research School of Advanced Studies University of Phoenix “The findings support the need to provide adequate professional development and support for online faculty who teach diverse students. Faculty who teach online who understand and value culturally responsive pedagogy and have the knowledge and skills…