Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Use of Gamification Elements in Canvas to Enhance Student Motivation

Event Series 


Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location Name and Address 

301 York Street, Room #120A
06511 New Haven , CT

Event Topic: 

Use of gamification elements in Canvas to enhance student motivation

Event Description 

CTL Tech Talks are hour-long, informal discussions on teaching with digital technologies. Invited speakers will present and lead an open discussion. It’s an opportunity to share your experience with digital technology tools in and outside of the classroom with your colleagues. These Talks will take place in the CTL from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

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Presenter: Dr. Jim Rolf

Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Director of Quantitative Learning

Online Experiences for Yale Scholars (ONEXYS) is a bridge program for incoming students.  Students do not get a grade or course credit for participation, therefore the program directors pay attention to student motivation in various ways, including the addition of gameification elements to Canvas to incentivize student participation. Dr. Rolf will talk about these elements, student motivation and learning.