Course: SOC 585, Qualitative Methods in Sociology
Semester: Spring 2019
Instructor: Cassidy Puckett
Assignment in Brief
This was a simple online activity to augment a graduate course that met face to face. The teacher created a separate template for each week’s facilitators to complete. Two graduate students served as facilitators with three responsibilities:
- to post discussion questions on the week’s Canvas wiki page 48 hours before the seminar,
- to facilitate discussion of assigned readings during the seminar, and
- to post the notes they take during class discussion on the week’s Canvas wiki page after the seminar.
Seminar facilitation figured in students’ participation grades.
Canvas Pages: wikis are Canvas pages set to allow both teachers and students to edit. Only one person should make changes at a time. Canvas pages have version histories.
Identify and interrogate important topics, issues, and passages in assigned readings.
Dr. Puckett developed this version of her seminar facilitation assignment with me in the 2018 Teaching with Canvas (TwC) cohort. Click here to read more about her TwC experience. Would you like to work on something similar? Click here to make a Canvas support appointment with us in TLT.