Known for its 3,000-mile long Colorado Rockies and the world’s largest Rodeo show, this year Colorado has turned into an even more popular place thanks to numerous Canvas fans who came here to take part in InstructureCon 2016. No wonder that their overall amount was so big, since Canvas LMS is now being used by more than 2,000 academic institutions from all over the world.
Held throughout July 18-21, the event took place in Keystone, a town being a perfect fit for skiers, hikers and summer visitors. Inspired by the attractive look of the surroundings, the Canvas team chose a summer edcamp format for the 2016 conference.
The time to announce another LMS integration has come! Now Unicheck has become available for 12 million of the Schoology users. Thus, instructors will be able to strengthen academic success of students by giving advice on how each submitted paper can be improved after being checked for similarities.
Let’s move on to some specific possibilities the Schoology LMS users get by using the Unicheck App.
Probably, not so many people know what emotional and social learning (SEL) is. SEL helps students improve their skills and gain a better understanding, enhance their capacity to control emotions and keep an optimistic vision of life. SEL is based on the theory that the mosteffective learning emerges with a support of special relationships that make learning more efficient, challenging and engaging.
We can hardly imagine the learning process without assessment of students’ achievements. Assessment allows educators to see how successfully students perform during their studies. Evaluation is the basis of the educational process. It helps educators find out if students can reach the goals set up by the teachers and curriculum. Basically, assessment is necessary for students also, as it shows how efficiently they work during their classes or how successfully they complete the assignments. Besides, they can see whether or not they should devote some more time for studying.
Constant changes in the educational system and other areas related to education always cause discussions around this topic. It is obvious, that changes turn positive only if they lead to development and improvement in the educational environment while other changes don’t bring any benefit. That’s why, when speaking about teaching methods, we can hear a lot of critical comments about variations in types of teaching. Nevertheless, we may also hear some supporting arguments. So, what arguments seem to be stronger – about traditional or innovative methods of teaching?
A recently rolled out commenting feature is a win for educators using Unicheck as corporate users. It allows commenting on any part of the assignment submitted by the student and share feedback or provide individual recommendations in a matter of seconds. Commenting is supported in all LMSs Unicheck is currently integrated with including Canvas and Moodle for no extra charge.
This summer has turned to be very hot for our Unicheck team not only because of the heat slowly melting our brains, but also because of an impressive list of international conferences and expos we’ve attended so far and are going to take part in.
The Unicheck team is never tired to pleasantly surprise you. Now it’s the turn of numerous Canvas users! All the educational institutions making use of the Canvas LMS are highly welcome to install the Unicheck app (if you haven’t done it yet) and make the most of the enhanced Unicheck functionality.
It now has a newly updated interface and similarity report as well as a commenting feature to help educators share their feedback with students in a quick and simple way. And the latter will definitely help educators using Canvas increase student engagement.