Faculty Resources

Canvas IconWayne State University (WSU) faculty will find information, ideas, suggestions and strategies for maximizing their use of Canvas, as a component of their instructional plans with resources found in the Faculty Resources course

The Faculty Resources Canvas course was developed and continues to evolve as a resource for faculty as they become more familiar with the unique aspects of our learning management system (LMS):  Canvas. 

We encourage faculty to enroll in this course in order to become familiar with the various tools and technologies used in Canvas. There are also contributions made by WSU faculty colleagues about discoveries made during their experiences with the LMS.  The Faculty Resources course contains the following modules (more are forthcoming):

  • Quick Tips and How-To Instructions - As we continue to learn Canvas, our faculty may discover tips and tricks which could enhance the instructional experiences for students. This module contains those discoveries, along with step-by-step directions for implementation.   Contact information for the 'discoverer' is also provided.

  • Using Badges (with Badgr) in your Canvas Course - Faculty learn to create and deploy badges, using Canva and Badgr, to provide students with additional evidence of their success.

  • Using UNICHECK:  WSU Plagiarism Checker - Faculty learn to enable this feature within the Assignments feature.  Additional information about other considerations is also included.  

If you would like access to the Faculty Resources course, simply email Geralyn Stephens, Associate Professor and LMS Faculty Liaison.   Many wonderful tools and techniques await you!

CAN'T WAIT ?  Need to know NOW?

The Canvas Warrior Course Guide provides a ready, HOW-TO resource right at your fingertips.  

OTL Canvas Support Offerings 

The WSU Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) provides online resources for Canvas faculty users, as well.  There are Canvas tools, resources and Help Guides on their website. Please visit the OTL Online Resources Canvas course for online training courses related to using Canvas in your classroom.  In addition, the OTL has an extensive professional development catalog.  To learn more, please visit the Events page in Academica.

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