Help students actively participate - Use ELMS-Canvas ungraded surveys, or TurningTechnologies (Clickers) with use of laptop or smartphone
Make it more fun and avoid using paper - use Google docs, sheets, forms or Jamboard instead
Get a sense of student learning - use ELMS-Canvas assignments to collect exit tickets, muddiest point, roses and thorns, or other LATS
Use ELMS-Canvas discussion boards or physical groups to support discussions
Use outdoor spaces
Assign small groups of students to find a space of their own to work
Create a discussion board in ELMS for students to share small-group work with the whole class
When possible, use a mixed media approach for your course materials. Provide a podcast, news article, and a short video related to the content for a specific lesson. Students can identify themes present in all of the materials.
Provide opportunities for students to reflect on their learning and performance in your course. Ask questions like:
What have been some of my most challenging learning moments in this course, and why?
What have been some of my most positive learning moments in this course, and why?
What are my greatest strengths as a student?
What are my biggest areas for improvement and what is my plan for improving?
Be intentional about opportunities for student-student, student-instructor, and student-content interactions to increase engagement and motivation