Library Resources for Canvas

Special thanks to Beth King, West Campus Librarian, for sharing these training videos which offer a variety of ways to enhance your Canvas courses with easy to use Library Resources. Creating a Library Menu Item in Canvas   Linking to a LibGuide in Canvas   Linking to a Kanopy or Swank Video in Canvas   […]

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Backup Your Canvas and Blackboard Courses Now

Here are scenarios that have actually happened, to help convince you that you should regularly download backups of your Canvas and Blackboard courses: An instructor was working on building their course in their Canvas CRN real course space (not a sandbox space).  The department made changes to who is teaching what CRN, and suddenly the […]

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How Your Students can Submit Handwritten Work with CamScanner or FlipGrid

Especially if you are teaching an online STEM-related class like math or science, you may find it difficult for students to submit homework online.  They either have to enter their formulas and equations using an online tool, or you have to use multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank type questions.  You don’t get to see the work […]

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Using the Unicheck Plagiarism Checker in Canvas

The Unicheck plagiarism checker has been enabled in Canvas to allow instructors and students to check papers for similarity and originality.  This video walks through how to enable the Unicheck option in Canvas assignments and how to access and interpret the reports that it generates.  See also this handout on how to use Unicheck in Canvas that Amanda Molina […]

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Lessons Learned: Facilitating Your Course in Canvas

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018       Time: 1 – 3 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to join faculty members who are currently piloting spring courses in Canvas to hear the lessons learned from their experiences delivering courses in Canvas. The Lessons Learned in Delivering Courses in Canvas webinar will be live on Wednesday, […]

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Open Educational Resources for Business

Defining OER     Why use OER? Reduce costs for students Teach students where and how they can learn beyond your course Create reusable content to share Curate content from sources to create something new or custom for your needs Reduce the time to create all of the content yourself Opportunities and limits Gives you […]

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Don’t Depend on that Flash Drive: Embrace the Cloud

I all too often see or hear about a faculty member losing or damaging their flash drive, or a file is lost or corrupted.  Even saving files on your laptop or desktop hard drive is not always safe.  Your computer might become infested with malware, the hard drive might fail, or you might damage your […]

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Virtual Privilege Walk

Note: This post is a work in progress. I will be back to finish it up and cite the appropriate contributors once I have their permission.  Have you ever heard of a privilege walk? Yesterday, one of my colleagues shared the idea with me. I thought it was a great conversation starter and an amazing […]

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Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist

Use this printable Start of the Semester Canvas Checklist to make sure your course is ready is ready when the semester starts. There is also an online version of the start of the semester checklist with clickable links to learn how to do all the things in the checklist. The checklist is adapted from an […]

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Learning Day Teach-In at Galileo School for Gifted Learning

Today my wife and I got the opportunity to do Teach-In at the Galileo School for Gifted Learning where our daughter is in 5th grade. We will be working with the science concepts of Force while teaching students about Screencasting and Pecha Kucha. Should be fun. By the end of our session, each team should […]

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