There have been some significant changes in how the common assignment for COR-330 is structured from a technical perspective. This tutorial will show you how you can easily grade this assignment in Canvas.
There are three parts to the Common Assignment. For part #2 (The sharing stage), students post an abstract summary of the presentation/paper they did in class. For part #3 (Respond to Others) students comment on the abstracts of students in OTHER sections studying different topics.
All of the work for part #2 and part #3 now happen in a Canvas Course specific to the common assignment. Students will utilize the discussion feature in Canvas to complete the work.
There is a discussion in this common course for each section of COR-330 running this semester. Students will post their abstracts to their own sections discussion (part #2) and then will reply to posts in other discussions for part #3.
You should clearly communicate due dates for part #2 and part #3 to your students. These due dates will be different for every section, but please do not wait till the end of the semester to do part #2 or your students’ abstracts will not be read by their peers! The course works best if all faculty schedule their part #2 abstracts to be posted before the part #3 “Respond to Others” stage.
One important grading note. When you go to grade the COR–330 Global Connections common assignment, you will find that it is very hard to find the students replies to other student’s abstracts. There is a solution! We added a custom report to the settings page in the course.
Here is a video walk-through below explaining how to use the new Discussion Report feature: