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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Checking your Canvas Course for Errors

We’ve learned in the Canvas pilot that sometimes students will notice issues with a Canvas course that weren’t visible to us when we built the course.  Links or images may be broken, for example, or an assignment may not be visible, or a page may be unreadable on mobile devices. Canvas has some built-in tools […]

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Alexa, Raspberry Pi, & Playing with AI

Special thanks to the Valencia Technology Club for the invitation to share and discuss tech. On Thurs. Nov 30th, I visited the club and shared back some of what I have learned about Raspberry Pi, Gaming, Alexa and AI.  It is always such a pleasure to get out and bounce ideas with engaged minds. Thanks again, and as […]

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How to Roll Content from Blackboard to Canvas

We have had some request for a quick how-to video of rolling content from Blackboard to Canvas, and while this may not be the best method, here is the requested tutorial. The Circles team recommends you chat with a Faculty Developer/Instructional Designer (FDID) to see what strategies will work best for rolling your content. However, […]

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Five Things: Transitioning Your Courses to Canvas

This month we take a look at five things you should know about transitioning your content from Blackboard to Canvas.

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Getting off to a Quick Start in Canvas with Sample Courses from the Commons

Building a course from scratch in Canvas (or any learning management system) can be very time consuming, and importing from Blackboard into Canvas may ultimately end up costing time after all the clean up work.   Additionally, the new Rubric for Online Competencies (ROC) adds numerous standards for effective online course design & delivery, including a […]

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Expedited Keyword Search in Google Chrome

There are many reasons why Google Chrome is my go to browser. This little trick is high on the list of those reasons. This trick saves me quite a bit of time searching for stuff. When I search in Chrome, I simply type a key letter and a keyword or topic that I am looking […]

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Educause 2017

Thank you for attending our session at Educuase 2017. Below you will find the interactive outsourced memory of our session.    

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