As a teacher, it’s easy to become consumed with day-to-day tasks. With the never-ending to-do list, it can be a challenge to maintain productivity and efficiency inside and outside of the classroom. Here are a few ways to find that productive place by putting your learning platform to work for you.
Share and collaborate in one space
Step into the digital classroom with tools that allow you to share ideas. Class Pages are an easy way to incorporate blended learning into your courses. You have quick access to view assignments and class calendars and can also collaborate on the Social Learning Wall.
You also can use Discussion Boards to explore topics and concepts with your students, encouraging some critical thinking and application at the same time.
Lastly, Instant Messaging can add an interesting take to office hours. Make the most of your time by hosting virtual office hours where students can utilize instant messaging to ask questions and get support.
Stay organized and on task
Being organized is extremely important to success in the classroom. Keep up with deadlines by using the Integrated Calendar, which allows you to send invitations and reminders on individual and shared calendars.
Once you have your dates in order, try an Assignment for less clutter of hard copies. You can create, assign and collect assignments in one place for a more streamlined process.
Once your Assignments are in place, take the next step with Mark It Up! You can review your students’ submissions, add comments, and then send them back to your students once they’re graded.
Your learning platform is invaluable. The tools available to you are designed to make your job a bit easier and allow you and your students to get the most out of the learning journey. Make certain to use these tools to not only improve learning, but also to improve productivity and then watch your classroom thrive.