Part 5: Spring 2017 Labs

67 Canvas Case Scenarios with Jen Reinhart — 04.03.2017

The April 3, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored strategies for building case scenarios in Canvas. Jen Reinhart Jen Reinhart shared how she used the pages tool to set up case scenarios, comparing the strengths and weakness of Canvas to Case Scenario/Critical Reader Builder (CSCR).


  • Scenarios built in CSCR do not import into Canvas
  • A strength of Canvas is the ability to use images as links (could not do that in CSCR)
  • Students can see the title of the linked pages, so don’t use “Correct…” or “Incorrect…” as the titles
  • Since keeping pages organized is difficult due to a lack of file structuring, naming pages wisely should be considered prior to building the scenario
  • Quizzes can be embedded at the end of the scenario to assess students’ knowledge
  • View the session’s activity sheet for additional support materials

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Watch Jen’s Story:

Watch the discussion that followed:


Get Started with organizing pages in Canvas for the use of case scenarios or for presenting other content:


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