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GLOW Immersive Reader

Introduction The Immersive Reader feature provides every GLOW user a set of customizable tools to enhance their academic access. Immersive Reader supports fluency for multilingual students with translation tools; offers text decoding features for students with dyslexia; provides text-to-speech audio; and includes visual scaffolding options to improve reading comprehension and… Continue reading »

Gradescope (faculty)

Gradescope is a tool from Turnitin which enables faculty to grade and assess a wide range of student work within GLOW (Canvas), including handwritten worksheets, “bubble” sheet exams, code, and more. Faculty at Williams can activate Gradescope within their individual course by completing the Gradescope activation request form… Continue reading »

GLOW People (faculty)

Introduction Understanding who can access your course in GLOW (Canvas), how you can add them, and what they are (and are not) allowed to do, is an important element for faculty to manage a course in GLOW. Adding People to GLOW. Registered Students. All officially registered students are automatically… Continue reading »

GLOW Discussions (faculty)

Introduction Discussions in GLOW (Canvas) enable threaded conversations among faculty and students in a course. Discussions can include text, images, audio, video, and files, and can be graded or ungraded. Faculty can manage Discussions exclusively, or can allow students to create Discussions as well. Beyond the native Discussion feature, Williams… Continue reading »

GLOW Quizzes (faculty)

Introduction Quizzes in GLOW (Canvas) offer options for faculty to design quizzes, exams, and surveys. Quizzes can accommodate a range of question types, including some that can be auto-graded. Faculty can build questions manually, or import questions from publisher materials or another GLOW course. Quizzes can draw random questions from… Continue reading »

GLOW Assignments (faculty)

Introduction Assignments in GLOW (Canvas) are a versatile element of the course tool suite. Faculty can build Assignments to suit many specific requirements, from traditional paper-based work to file uploads to media to integrated software (e.g. Google Workspace, Panopto). Faculty have fine-grained control over important elements such as grade weighting,… Continue reading »

GLOW Home Page (faculty)

Introduction GLOW (Canvas) provides 5 options for faculty to choose what students see first when they enter a GLOW course. This design flexibility empowers faculty to intentionally select the most pedagogically useful starting-point for students in their specific course. The default home page in GLOW is the Syllabus option. Faculty… Continue reading »

GLOW Modules (faculty)

Introduction Modules enable faculty to organize (and students to access) GLOW course materials thematically, regardless of type. All types of digital object in a GLOW course can be included in a Module. Beyond simple presentation, Modules also enable faculty to easily set conditional access to course content, including date-release access… Continue reading »

GLOW Intro (faculty)

Introduction GLOW (Canvas) is Williams’ learning management system, a suite of integrated tools for online learning and interaction. All academic courses (and many other campus programs) have GLOW spaces. A GLOW course can help faculty streamline how they provide course materials, communicate and interact with students, and collect and grade… Continue reading »

Last modified on July 12, 2024

GLOW Accessibility

Williams strives to be a place “where concern for the needs and ideas of other people is not only an educational, but an ethical, imperative” (Williams College Mission). Accessibility is an effort to ensure that all students, regardless of disability, face as few unnecessary barriers as possible to their… Continue reading »