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Educational Technology: Backwards Design and Student Engagement

Educational Technology at Columbia College

Here are some resources that can help you to incorporate backwards design into your Canvas courses as well as tools and practices that can foster student engagement.

A link to the presentation shared at the Spring 2024 Faculty Workshop can be found here.

Backwards Design

Backwards Design in Canvas

Instructure Guides

These guides from Instructure explain how to do tasks in Canvas that can help to facilitate and use backwards design principles, such as building modules to align with course objectives, using rubrics, and communicating about expectations with students.


Student Engagement

Relationship-Building Tools

Using Discussions Effectively

Hands-on Learning

Authentic Assessment

Innovative Teaching and Learning