Using Activity Feed and Alignment Standards (New Content Experience)

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Activity Feeds and Alignment Standards are two pieces of advanced course content which can be used for communicating with your students in a centralized manner. Activity Feeds can be used to post messages and content on your course’s front page, allowing students to see time-sensitive information at a glance. Alignment Standards are a means of formally defining learning objectives and other abilities your students will learn in your course.

Why use Activity Feeds?

  • Display course information, important messages, assignments, due dates, and much more on the front page of your course.
  • You can allow your students to reply to your posts and engage with you or other students in a spontaneous, informal manner.
  • Integrate your Activity Feed posts with Assignment submissions, file uploads, videos, course content, and cloud providers like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Set a timer on your Activity Feed post, and have it automatically available to students at a set point in time.

Why use Alignment Standards?

  • Explicitly list what your students are expected to learn over the semester in your course.
  • Assign different expectations for each unit in your course.

Start Building Your Activity Feed and Setting Up Alignment Standards

The following videos will provide an overview of the capabilities of the Activity Feed tool and how to create Alignment Standards.

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This post was last updated:

October 19, 2021

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