What Is MyCanadianCompLab?
"This dynamic online computer-enhanced grammar and writing program empowers students to strengthen key grammar and writing concepts to become more active and constructivist learners. — Rose Caruso, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
The new MyCanadianCompLab empowers student writers and facilitates writing instruction by uniquely integrating a composing space and ePortfolio with proven resources and tools. In this revolutionary application, students receive feedback within the context of their own writingthis encourages critical thinking and revision while they are honing their skills based on individual needs. Administrative features developed specifically for writing instruction bring instructors closer to their student writers, make managing assignments and evaluating papers more efficient, and save the instructors time.
Taking the market-leading resources for writing, grammar, and research that users have come to identify with the program, the new MyCanadianCompLab integrates those resources with an online composing space and new assessment tools. In the easy–to–use composing space, which looks and functions like the most popular word-processing programs, resources are available at students' fingertips as they research, draft, and revise; students can get the help they need when they need it, without ever leaving their writing environment. All student work in the course can be saved in MyCanadianCompLab so instructors are able to access and manage their students' writing in one place.
In this same space, students can view instructor, peer, and tutor comments on their work, pulling together all the feedback they need to produce better writing. The intuitive commenting functionality of the new MyCanadianCompLab will save instructors significant time by allowing them to insert favourite comments and common errors. It also allows instructors to create personalized study plans for students by linking to topics in the Resources library from the student's own writing.
The Portfolio feature is another key enhancement in the new MyCanadianCompLab. With only a few clicks, students create e-portfolios of their work that they can easily share with their instructor, other evaluators, and peers. Students can include multimodal compositions in their portfolios, export them as HTML or PDF files, or continue adding to them throughout their college career and beyond.
The To Do section of the new MyCanadianCompLab enables instructors to easily create and deliver assignments online and helps keep students on track by listing due dates and assignment details in one place. Another feature designed to keep everyone on track, is the flexible Gradebook. By capturing student grades from self-grading aspects of the site and the grades given to writing assignments by the instructor, the Gradebook allows instructors to easily assess student and class progress.
Students can use the new MyCanadianCompLab on their own, benefiting from the composing space and its integrated resources, tools, and services, with no involvement from the instructor. Instructors can integrate MyCanadianCompLab into their traditional or online courses to whatever degree they like: from simply using exercises in the Resource section for homework, or extra help, to delivering their entire course online. An eminently flexible application, MyCanadianCompLab can be used in whatever way an instructor finds useful for their course and teaching style.Back to top