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Courseware Team Presents: Lunchtime Webinars

As the fall term comes to a close and we begin to prepare for the spring, the Courseware team is holding a limited series of webinars open to all Wharton instructors and teaching team members. Join us for the following: New Quizzes for Final Exams This session will focus on building exams ...Read More

Using Modules to Organize Course Content

By Becky Moulder Modules are a great way to elevate your course design in Canvas and to organize content more effectively for students, particularly when a course is taught fully online. Think of Modules as building a table of contents for your course materials: You can group course materials and assessments ...Read More

FAQ: Copyrighted Course Materials

By Matt Borlik Wharton Computing’s IDEA Courseware Team has implemented a new policy regarding the digital distribution of copyright-protected reading materials on Canvas. All copyrighted reading materials must be distributed through either Lippincott Library’s Course Reserve system, a Study.Net-issued course pack, or–in rare instances–a publisher-specific resource. Copyrighted materials may not be ...Read More

Increase Student Engagement With FeedbackFruits

By Dylan Fenton With the shifting focus to an online teaching environment, you may be concerned about your courses lacking the kind of student-to-student interaction that make in-person classes so magical. That cross-pollination of ideas between students can still happen during virtual class meetings, but are there ways to create even ...Read More

A Guide to Publishing in Canvas

By Neil McGarry Canvas has many features, but some functions cut across all of them. One of those features is publishing. Publishing in Canvas allows you to make content available to students. Unpublishing in Canvas makes content not visible to students. Sites themselves must be published before students can access them, but ...Read More

When Course Materials Appear on Websites – and What Faculty Can Do About It

By Rob Ditto Unfortunately, faculty might find that their course materials appear on “study resources” websites like Course Hero or ULoop. This is despite the fact that websites like these have no relationship to Wharton or the University. And our content partners, such as Study.Net and Lippincott Library, don’t share materials ...Read More

New Quizzes in Canvas

By Becky Moulder In Fall 2018, Canvas announced that a new quiz tool was available for all its users called New Quizzes. Now, faculty have yet another way to assess student learning. So far, a handful of Wharton faculty members have taken advantage of the tool’s new features. These features ...Read More

Group Filtering in Canvas’s New Gradebook

By Rob Ditto A version of this post first appeared on the Canvas blog under the title, Groups in New Gradebook for Professional Education. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania uses every feature of Canvas LMS that supports our group project-oriented curriculum. While grading group assignments has been possible for ...Read More

Courseware Spotlight: Jayson Verdibello

By Neil McGarry We work with some pretty great people. That’s why we’ve decided to devote some space to them. This “Courseware Spotlight” is the first in an occasional series.  What is your name and role at Wharton? I’m Jayson Verdibello and I’m a Sr. IT Project Leader. I assume the role of ...Read More

New Canvas Changes for Fall 2019

This is the first post on the new IDEA Courseware Team Blog. On the blog, we’ll publish info about emerging instructional technology, strategies, hacks, and more. Check back often for new posts! We’re excited to bring you many changes to Canvas in the Fall 2019 semester. We think these changes will ...Read More