Friday, July 12, 2013

Busy, Busy, and Busy

With summer quarter starting, I've been super-busy because not only am I teaching a new theme for my Research Writing class, but I'm also teaching on Canvas instead of Blackboard. While I've been using Canvas for my indie poetry classes, this is my first time using Canvas for my college teaching, and I have a lot more material to upload, plus I need to do grading while the indie classes are ungraded. Sometimes I get frustrated because I'm so used to the Blackboard interface, but I do understand why people like Canvas because it does look more like a web page, and it's easier to embed links to different files, assignments, etc.

Normally I upload my new assignments for the poetry class on Fridays, but I need to upload the fourth and final assignment for the June 21-July 21 class on Saturday this week. The final assignment involves writing a poem which uses found text, which of course is a writing exercise that's close to my heart!

If you're kind enough to be reading this, please know that I hope you're having a nice summer! :)


Anonymous said...

I've been there and done that, but frankly, I think it's better to be busy than to be bored to tears. It sounds like things are going well for you. I hope continue to have success in your teaching and find time to have some fun this summer.

Amanda Laughtland said...

Thanks, Abbie! I hope you are having a nice summer. :)