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Teaching and Assessment

Learn more about teaching and assessment strategies to help manage your large enrollment courses.

Tools and Technology

Learn more about tools and technologies to help manage your large enrollment courses.

Faculty Learning Community

Learn more about other resources available to help manage your large enrollment courses.


Many of the tools you will need for managing your classes and communicating with students are hosted in Canvas, the University’s learning management system.

Using the Gradebook to Enter and Calculate Grades

This resource explains how assignments are represented in the gradebook. It also describes how to:

  • Automatically calculate final grades and use weighted percentages
  • Navigate the gradebook
  • Enter grades
  • Message students
  • Change gradebook settings

Creating Tests and Quizzes for Your Course

This page provides information on:

  • Creating quizzes
  • Administering quizzes
  • Reviewing quiz statistics after students have completed the quiz

Using Turnitin with Canvas

Turnitin is a web-based plagiarism-detection service. This page describes how to use Turnitin from within a Canvas course.

Other Tools

Top Hat

Top Hat is a bring-your-own-device student engagement solution that helps faculty easily take attendance, administer polls, and deliver quizzes in the classroom. In addition, it offers a variety of other features such as the ability to create assignments and homework, author your own interactive readings, and adopt low- or no-cost e-textbooks for your course.


Gradescope is a software app that automates and facilitates activities involved in grading student assignments and exams.

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