BYU Independent Study Courses Available for Utah Teachers using Canvas
Usage Information About Blended Content from the BYU IS Courses in Canvas
The BYU High School Suite blended courses were designed for teachers as a digital resource that supports face-to-face classroom instruction for original credit. The blended set of courses is unique in its offering and value for Utah schools. These blended courses are authored, designed, and published by a Utah-based university and designed by Utah Certified Secondary education teachers and BYU Independent Study Instructional Designers to meet Utah’s Common Core curriculum standards. These courses are natively delivered in Canvas giving teachers a full course or modules that contain content, videos, assignments, quizzes, exams that are fully aligned to Utah State standards. Most courses are self-contained, not requiring an external textbook or other resources, so these courses become a complete solution.
Here is a list of the currently available courses. List was updated March 20, 2020.
Every course is editable, so a teacher can adapt it to include their favorite assignments and activities without needing to create the content or assessment base for the course. The blended course offers teachers great flexibility on how they decide to use the course material. For example, teachers can assign students to study the course content and take the self-check quizzes in preparation for the classroom lesson, use the class time to work on the assignments or the teachers’ custom activities or projects, use the unit quizzes as formative assessments, and the midterm and final exams as summative assessments.
There are currently about 100 courses available through Canvas Commons. An additional 100 courses will be ready around February of 2019. We currently have a 5 year agreement with BYU to uses this material. If this material is well received we will look to work with BYU to extend this beyond. A list of current courses can be found in the attached PDF. These courses will NOT be available in any other LMS besides Canvas.