If you teach a course based on listening and speaking, for example a public speaking course, the synchronous, face-to-face component will be vital. It is also likely to take up more time, in an online or hybrid format, than in-class management of speaking/presenting would. For this reason, it’s important to still consider what elements of speaking might be transferred to video form.
If you teach a language course, consult your department first. Many of the language departments already have a blueprint that they wish their instructors to use.
For a listening or speaking based course that is not already provided with a blueprint, this is the basic pattern we recommend:
|Week X: [this week’s topic]|
|What we are doing this week (text page)|
|Readings and Materials (links, page ranges, videos, etc.)|
|Recorded Work (Assignment, possibly peer reviewed)|
The recorded work might be listening to clips or recording clips or both. By making this item an Assignment, you have the option to set it to peer-review and thereby give students a simple, built-in way to respond to each other’s work.
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 listening/speaking-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.
If you are teaching a language course, you can contact the Language Resource Center for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.