Using the EDGE modules
EDGE has been developed using Modules in Canvas. Modules allow instructors to control the pathway by which students move through course material. A module consists of a series of pages and assignments ordered in a particular way.
When you decide to use the EDGE modules in your course or in your advising, you must download them from Canvas Commons into your own canvas site (for your course or your advising group). Follow the directions below to download the modules from Commons.
Downloading the modules into your own course allows you to make any needed modifications, determine which items you'd like to collect as assignments, and alter any assignment point values. Students will be able to submit their module work to you through Canvas. In addition, for some assignments, students will also be able to choose to share them with their academic or career advisor by having them sent to Onbase so that they can be accessed through Advising Records, the university's electronic advising system.
Many of the modules include references in them to material contained in other modules. We have created a self-enrolling IU Expand version of the entire Career EDGE course to which you can direct students so that you don't have to download extra modules into your course but students can still access that other material.
Once you download the modules, you'll see them as a set of linked pages and assignments (see image below).
You are free to make modifications in the modules once you have downloaded them. If you believe you have developed a useful change or revision for a module, please connect with OCSS so that we can begin to build a robust library of artifacts to use in working with students. The IU Career Council will be working with OCSS to keep the modules maintained.
We currently have modules available on these topics:
- You and Your Options
- Parallel Planning
- Designing Your Life
- Making An Impression
- Cover Letters and Other Professional Correspondence
- Crafting Your Resume
- Job Search Strategies
- Negotiating and Accepting Offers
- Exploring Graduate or Professional School