In ENH 254: Film and Literature, I used a new assignment in which students needed to video tape themselves explaining their project. This new component will also be evaluated in a separate CATS. Many of the students commented, either in emails leading up to the assignment's submission, or in the video itself, that they were nervous and uncomfortable with being on videotape. As a result, I decided to use the CANVAS video comment tool to tape myself responding to each student.
Unsolicited, in a mid-semester class evaluation, several students have commented on how this video response made them feel. Comments included:
"The professor is caring and takes time to give feedback on our assignments. Out of probably 12 online courses Ive taken, this was the first time I've gotten a video response on an assignment."
"It was really nice to get a video response to my Character Portrait, since a lot of work went into that particular assignment."
Evaluations are still being collected on this assignment, but the initial results show that I will repeat this type of video feedback in the future.