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R-MC Faculty Teaching Toolkit: Engaging Students


Student Collaboration & Active Learning

Engaging Students with Readings

Technology Tools for Active Learning and Student Collaboration


  • Canvas "Groups": Managing course groups and providing an area ("Pages")  that affords the students in a group to work individually or collaboratively, and to view each other's work.


  • Canvas "Collaborations": Leveraging Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for the students in a group to collaborate on documents.



  • Active reading and annotation, allowing the instructor and students in the class to share and respond to each other's comments.




  • Kahoot!: A game-like student response system offers a free version to educators. R-MC has limited EDU licenses. The EDU license offers slides import from PowerPoint decks and more reporting features. Contact Lily Zhang ( for questions.


  • Makerspace Resources enable students to learn by doing - making digital stories, creating infographics and 3D representations, and exploring the unknown through Virtual Reality experiences.