learning management system

What are Student Groups? (Canvas)

Groups are like a smaller version of your course and are used as a collaborative tool for students to work together on group projects and assignments.

Blended Learning: Using interactive online modules before class to enhance learning in class

Dan Levy

Dan Levy, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Faculty Chair of the Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE) Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, developed a series of online modules for Advanced Quantitative Methods I, work made possible by teaching fellow Teddy Svoronos and SLATE staff member Mae Klinger. The modules contain interactive videos, diagrams, and practice problems; an end-of-module quiz; and an anonymous feedback survey.

Quiz statistics (Canvas)

You can view quiz statistics for quizzes that have been published and have at least one submission. You can also download comma separate value (CSV) files to view Student Analysis or Item Analysis for each quiz question.

What are Course Analytics? (Canvas)

Analytics evaluate individual components of a course and evaluate student performance. Course Analytics takes a three pronged approach to creating substantive data for Canvas users.

Statistics Online Modules

This site is designed to show some of the ways in which we have used Canvas and other tools to enable blended learning in a course at the Harvard Kennedy School: Professor Dan Levy's API-209 Advanced Quantitative Methods I course.

Research: Applying Cognitive Science to Online Learning

One paper articulates how questions and prompts for students to generate explanations—administered before, during, and after online learning—can improve cognitive processing by providing students with direction while allowing them to take charge of their learning.

NBC Learn

Investigate library-sponsored resources such as NBCLearn to embed NBC newscast video resources in your Canvas course site (contact your local academic support staff for more information). 

Emailer tool (Canvas)

Canvas’s emailer tool enables instructors to create mailing lists for subsections of their course roster and email from their preferred client.

Library Reserves (Canvas)

Canvas, Harvard’s learning management system, allows instructors to submit requests for course readings to a supporting Harvard library.                                     

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