learning management system

Import Content from another Canvas site (Canvas)

Canvas enables instructors to import content from existing course sites for use in new course sites (importing content from another instructor’s site requires the help of local academic support staff).

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 LevyDan 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.

Modules (Canvas)

Modules allow you to organize your content to help control the flow of your course. 

Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or a different organizational structure that works for your course. With modules, you are essentially creating a one-directional linear...

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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.

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.