Three Tips to Start Your Semester Strong

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Welcome back!

We’re about a week into the spring semester already – time flies! Across this semester, we’ll be digging deeper into Canvas features, offering tips, and sharing educational best practices as well as information shared by your colleagues. But today we’re going to pause and review a couple tips to help you start the semester strong. 

1. Be aware of Canvas Announcements and use them

Announcements allow you to communicate quickly and easily with your students. Sending an announcement is the best way to get in contact with your entire class in one fell swoop (and it doesn’t entail making a list of email addresses). For more information, check out these top three ways to use announcements as well as how to schedule announcements out across the semester

2. Reach out to your Canvas Fellow when you have questions or hit sticky spots (Canvas Fellow program discontinued as of Fall 2023)

If you don’t know who your Canvas Fellow is, ask your dean/chair or a colleague in your department. 

3. Remember that Canvas has 24/7 support

If you’re burning the midnight oil and need a Canvas question answered, Canvas support will help you out. You can contact them by chat through the Canvas help menu or by calling 937-766-7905 and pressing option 1. 

Good luck with your semester! If you would like advice on one of your courses or have questions on how to improve it, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Note: edited September 11, 2023, to note that the Canvas Fellow program has been discontinued.

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