Develop your course site by using Canvas and other instructional technologies to deploy engaging course content, facilitate communication, and assess learning in the online environment.
Student satisfaction and ease of use is enhanced with an elegant site design that reduces dead ends, ambiguity, and unnecessary clicks. Furthermore, designing with accessibility for students with disabilities in mind has the added benefit of making the course site easier for everyone to use. See Design for Usability and Accessibility to learn more. You can find additional guidance in Chapter 10: Using Course Websites as Instructional Tools of Instruction at FSU: A Guide to Teaching & Learning Practices. Your ODL consultant can also help you simplify your site and make it accessible.
See our Instructional Technologies and Media page for a complete list of multimedia resources for video, graphics, and presentations.
Enhance student engagement with interactive tools freely available within your course site. For more information on setting up and managing discussion boards, chat, and groups to facilitate student interaction and empower them to communicate, see the Instructional Technologies and Media article.
See the Robust Assessment article for more information on designing and administering assessments. For information on ODL's assessment and testing services, including proctored testing, visit the Assessment and Testing page on the ODL website. For technical help with tests, plagiarism detection, course assignments, and the grade center, see the Teaching with Canvas article.