If you teach a case-based or example-based course, in which the instructor presents examples to the class, and students then work on those examples or cases either individually or in small groups, record as much of the case-presentation as possible, and save your synchronous meeting time for students to work together (if they work in groups) and/or for students to bring their conclusions back to the group and let the instructor respond in real-time.
For a case-based course, we recommend the following basic pattern:
|Week X: [this week’s topic]|
|What we are doing this week (text page)|
|Readings and Materials (links, page ranges, videos, etc.)|
|Cases (a Discussion with the video embedded)|
Using a Discussion to embed your case/example videos gives you a ready-made way to collect questions students might have on the cases, to address during your synchronous meeting or to clarify in the Discussion thread itself.
If you are providing any readings in PDF format, consider adding it as a Perusall assignment, rather than simply linking to the file, so that students can share their annotations, reading notes, and questions with each other there.
Visit Canvas Commons to find a blank case/team-based template to import into your Canvas course.
To import a LSA Template into your Canas course:
View more detailed instructions on how to import a LSA Template into your Canvas course.
If you would like to consult with someone on the best way to use this template for your own course, contact the Learning and Teaching Technology Consultants at LSATechnologyServices@umich.edu.