Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System

Course Edits Tracker

Sunday, August 5, 2018 to Friday, March 8, 2019
What is the Need/Assessment?: 

I need a better system to track ideas for lesson -planning/ corurse enhancements

Describe the necessity for this change: 

I used to rely on post-its or a notepad to track ideas for (course/ activity/ assignment/ rubric/) improvement, but I did not have these handy or could not always find them when needed.

Describe what will be (or was) implemented to affect change: 

I created the attached Course Edits Tracker in Google Docs and prepared one for each course at the beginning of the term and save them to a “Canvas Updates” folder in my Google Drive.


Interpret, compare and describe the results of the change: 

As a result of this simple strategy and tool, I have one easily accessible folder with documents I can retrieve whenever, wherever. This is especially valuable when preparing the Canvas Shells// updating materials or class projects/ rubrics/ activities.Example: Folder name “Canvas Updates” -  Sub-folder: Course Prefix_Course Edits. Documents: Course Prefix_Term_Course Edits Tracker

After analyzing the information, what are the next steps?: 

Next steps include incorporating the edits outlined in the worksheet into the Canvas shells.  Additionally, to further foster student sucecss, I will incorporate feedback from others using the same Canvas shells.


Great ideas can happen anytime, anywhere. To make it easy to keep track of ideas for course/ lesson planning improvement, I developed a “Course Edits Tracker” worksheet in Google Docs for each ot the courses I teach. This document can be accessed anywhere, anytime, online. The form includes a field to track why the change is needed or how the idea will improve the course/ activity/ lesson along with a field to enter student performance/ measure/ outcomes of the proposed edits/ enhancements. This document has allowed me to become more intentional when editing my teaching materials and more efficiently udpate Canvas shells. 

Completed Full Cycle: 
Course Number: 
SPH241; SPA101, SPA117


TER2062747's picture
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Thank you for sharing your strategy with us through CATS.  This sounds like a powerful tool and could be very beneficial when we begin implementing the rubrics for assessing utiliizing CANVAS.

CAT2041552's picture
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Dr. Rosales,

Thank you for sharing.  This is great idea!  I also use post-its for new ideas and to remember to revise lessons.  I love the concept of incorporting the Google Drive.  I have been utilizing Google Drive for committee information and agendas.  

AMYIZ82581's picture
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I love this idea Cecilia!!!!  I think it would also be a great thing to share with adjuncts who teach a course from one of our shells, so they can provide feedback that goes back to the residential faculty course champion!

ANN2179277's picture
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Great Idea!  I appreciate the organizational tool. I will borrow it and use it to track my own planning and course enhancements.