It is well documented that providing feedback to students is a powerful influence on student achievement. Feedback:
- Is most helpful when it is specific and immediate
- Contributes to learning
- Contributes even more to learning when the learner reflects on the lesson for next time
Canvas allows us to provide feedback to students with tools such as email, announcements, discussion forums, chats, conferences and assignment feedback through SpeedGrader (such as using rubrics, or comment boxes).