Simple Navigation for Easy Access
Each course begins with a home screen that includes your syllabus and upcoming assignments. The home page includes a to-do list, identifying upcoming assignments.
Recent activity feeds on Canvas’ Dashboard opening page aggregates all of your courses, and keeps you up-to-date on announcements, assignment feedback and discussion postings in your current courses.
How-to navigation help is a click away through Canvas Guides and navigational videos. If you need assistance with an assignment, there’s free online tutoring available 24/7 through a few mouse clicks.
Content and Skills
Navigate to your weekly lessons by clicking the Modules button in the left navigation bar. On this page, you will find every part of your course in chronological order. Each module links to your lesson components, including:
- Learning outcomes
- Lectures and multimedia
- Asynchronous threaded discussion
- Group projects
- Weekly review
Each component of your lesson, through the learning management system, drives the course material and information home through a variety of channels in an effort to help you maximize your online learning experience. You’ll read content, view multimedia, then discuss and apply what you are learning throughout the week. All lectures are permanently embedded in the course, allowing you to go back and review them at any time.
Our week-long discussion boards are asynchronous, allowing you to participate in the conversation when it’s convenient for you. You’ll discuss how the content relates to the topic at hand, but you’ll also share stories of your experiences to leverage them in your learning. Breakout rooms embedded in the course allow small groups to collaborate on projects and work together on assignments.
NECB embraces active online learning, so assignments aren’t only about writing papers. While research and writing is important, you’ll also be in the field capturing advertising examples on your smart phone, conducting experiments in your kitchen, observing meetings, as well as creating infographics and presentations to present your learning, while learning skills and tools with immediate application to your job.