Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist

Canvas is coming soon!  This May. Use this handy dandy Start of the Semester Canvas Checklist (PDF) to make sure your course is ready when the semester starts.  See also this Canvas page version of the checklist with clickable links to learn how to do all the things in the checklist. The checklist is adapted from […]

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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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Learning Day 2018: Bricks, Clicks and Teacher Tricks

  Hello and Welcome! We hope you enjoyed our presentation at Learning Day 2018. As promised, here is your outsourced memory for our session. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either of us. James May  and  Sharon May We started today with a creativity challenge. How did you do? Did you have […]

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So You Think You Can’t Dance

So, you still think you can’t dance? Let us prove you wrong with this encore session. This year we are going to learn the ChaCha! The ChaCha is a dance of Cuban origin, and there are quite a few reasons we have selected it for this year’s “So You Think You Can’t Dance” session. The […]

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Making a Tabs Page in Canvas

We have gotten some requests for how to make a Tabs Page in Canvas. If you are not sure what I am talking about, take a look at the Gif below.   Basically, you can use tabs to… improve your course design by making your course more visually appealing and look more organized. avoid using […]

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Digi Know about SpeedGrader?

Digi know we can do this in Canvas? Click this link or play the video below to learn a little more about the possibilities in SpeedGrader in Canvas. And don’t forget… Circles of Innovation will be meeting on all Valencia campus starting this week to discuss “Acing Assessment in Canvas”. If you are looking to […]

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A Smorgasbord of Ways to Learn Canvas

Valencia College is switching to the Canvas learning management system in May, just about 100 days from now.  But fear not, there is now a virtual smorgasbord of courses, webinars, videos, and people available to help you learn Canvas and get your courses ready.  Here’s a rundown of what’s available to you: Learning Canvas For […]

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Integrating Publisher Materials with Canvas

If you are using a publisher website for materials and assessments in your course, you may be able to ‘pair’ your Canvas course to the publisher course site so that students can connect to the publisher site from Canvas without having to create a separate login account.  Some publishers also allow for ‘deep integration’ (or […]

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Fun with Screencasting

Introduction to Screencasting A Screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen’s output. The screen recording is
 often synced with a voice over or a music track and then shared in a video format. A Screenshot, on the other hand, is a snapshot image of all or part of a computer screen’s output. Click […]

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Circles of Innovation

Thank you for coming to the session today.  As we noted in the presentation,  this page is your outsourced memory for our session. Feel free to take our ideas and remix them and share them as you see fit. If you have additional questions and would like to contact me, please feel free to email me. Sparks – […]

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