Title: Designing Engaging Quiz Questions in Canvas
Presenter: Andreas Häberlin, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts, Halmos College of Arts & Sciences
Description: Student engagement is critical to student success. In an age of knowledge and digital distractions, the creation of meaningful learning experiences is key to student engagement. Established approaches have long focused on in-person classroom engagement. However, a growing body of scholarly literature indicates the research community's interest in digital engagement strategies. Digital instruction poses unique opportunities and challenges to student engagement. One powerful digital education tool is the quiz. Beyond competitive gamification, edutainment and trivia, quizzes present an excellent opportunity to spark student inquiry. This presentation explores the intersections of cognitive learning, quiz question design, and the Canvas quiz engine. The first presentation part leads through the design process of engaging and outcome-based quiz questions at different cognitive levels. The second presentation part then illustrates the Canvas quiz engine using specific examples. Attendees are invited to participate in a few practical and reflective activities. As a concluding activity, attendees are invited to share their perspectives on the potential of engaging quiz questions in their educational fields. This presentation is suitable for educators looking to engage and inspire students around course content.