Explore Purposeful Uses of Technology

Depending on your teaching goals and assessment strategies, educational technology can be a great asset to your Princeton class. The McGraw Center strives not only to provide tools and technologies in support of teaching and learning but to foster a dialogue around the purposeful and thoughtful uses of technology in higher education. A purposeful use of technology in teaching and learning is one in which the selection and integration of technology and new media as part of the curriculum is driven primarily by a consideration of teaching and learning goals. In partnership with faculty, we support a wide array of technologies and platforms that encourage the creative and thoughtful uses of technology in education.

Field Guide to Canvas

The Canvas Field Guide at Princeton is designed to give faculty and staff a quick and broad overview of how Canvas is configured at Princeton. For help and advice specific to your course, please reach out to one of the instructional designers on McGraw's Canvas team

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Digital Toolkit

The Digital Toolkit is an online resource from the McGraw Center to help you find the tools (and the support) to help you build your ideal “toolbox” for teaching. The applications are categorized by pedagogical need or teaching activity.

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Canvas Best Practices Guides

Please view our Best Practice Guides to explore how to create assessments and exams in Canvas, and set up asynchronous discussion forums, using modules, peer review, social annotations, and supporting reading. 

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Digital Assignment Guides

McGraw's Digital Assignment Guides provide information about common digital assignments implemented in Princeton courses, including podcasting, course blogs, story maps, and video assignments.

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