Part 5: Spring 2017 Labs

73 Peer-to-peer learning in Canvas with Andrea Porter — 05.05.2017

The May 5, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored peer learning tools in Canvas. Andrea Porter shared how she used the Canvas Groups tool to facilitate peer-to-peer learning in her Pharmacy course. Andrea PorterIn a 150-student blended course, students are divided into groups of 3 to complete group-specific course assignments including reflections using the discussions area of Canvas as well as a year-long portfolio using GoogleDocs.


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