Welcome to the Technology Design Team Weekly Lessons Learned! This is a recurring feature on Friday afternoons where the Technology Design Team will share top of mind resources and learning. Each week, we will post a few key things we hope you may find useful. We look forward to sharing our learning with you. We look forward to sharing our learning with you.Some of the content may be specific to the realities of Austin ISD though, we hope, much will be useful to viewers worldwide. The Weekly Lessons Learned Archive contains a list of topics from and links to previous updates.
New BLEND/Canvas Features!
The Rich Content Editor allows instructors to create simple icons for their courses.
Canvas provides a brief screencast describing the workflow.
Keep an eye out for additional resources coming soon!
Default Due Time for assignments
The Assignment Default Due time can be modified in Account Settings and Course Settings.
The Assignment Default Due time will update the time for future assignments in the course. Existing assignments with due dates already set will not be affected.
In course settings, you will find a new setting for Default due time.
Minecraft: Education Edition Build Challenge: Build A Better City: Austin
Information on the Minecraft Build Challenge is available on the Austin ISD website and will provide support throughout the challenge event. Student teams will organize to research and develop solutions on the prompt, “How can we make Austin streets more people-friendly while moving towards Net-zero goals in Austin?” Students are expected to work outside of classroom instructional time during the April 11th – May 13th event.
June 7th Blended Learning Summit.
The Technology Design Team is hosting our 6th Annual Blended Learning Summit for 2022 (http://bit.ly/2022blsummitflyer) via Zoom on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Participants may register for the morning, afternoon, or both. Registration is now open via HCP (Sections 99686 and 99687).
Join us for a day of learning and collaboration where Austin ISD teachers and the Technology Design Team will share stories, strategies, and skills to support personalization and blended learning around the strands of:
- Authentic Student Choice
- Student Goal Setting and Metacognition
- Using Data to Personalize
- Meaningful Feedback
Participants will choose their own learning path of sessions based on their interests and needs. This will be a virtual event and is PLED eligible with principal approval. Please see the link below for updates on the schedule and other information about the event: bit.ly/2022blssched.
Interested in presenting at this year’s summit? Please connect with your Technology Design Specialist.
The Technology Design Team would love to hear from you!
Please reach out to your Technology Design Specialist if you would like a thought partner or support on your blended learning implementation.
If you have a technical support issue (device repair or setup, access to systems, etc), please create a ServiceNow ticket to have a technician address your concern.