This blog post provides additional suggestions for course continuity, tailored specifically for foreign language courses. We also suggest reviewing the general guidance for remote teaching provided in the Academic and Course Continuity guide, related to using course technologies and best practices for communicating with students, setting expectations, and more.
Assignments and their Canvas Versions
|Assignment Type||Canvas Version|
|Oral presentation||Discussion Board in which each student posts a self-recorded video of their presentation|
|Essay||Assignment in which students upload a doc or link to a Google doc that the instructor can access and use to give feedback|
|Closed Grammar Exercises||Quiz that is auto-graded (multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true and false, matching, etc)|
|Peer Feedback||Discussion Board in which peers are assigned to give feedback via the comments. Consider using the RISE rubric to structure peer feedback.|
|Group Presentation||Students record a Zoom conversation and upload it to a Discussion Board. Note: this works best when students are in the same or similar time zones.|
|Gallery-style Sharing of Work||Discussion Board in which each student posts work OR Canvas Page that is editable by students and teachers on which students paste a link to their work outside of Canvas|
|Class Discussion||Zoom link provided in Canvas that students can access to join a planned discussion lead by the teacher. Note: this works best when students are in the same or similar time zones.|
|Journal||Students create a Google doc and share the link with the teacher, who then creates a Canvas Page with a list of student names hyperlinked to individual docs.
The teacher can assign journal entries by adding prompts as Assignments with due-dates if needed.