The Instructuregogy Wheel: Dazzling Design

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*Remember the To Do List – items that are in Canvas as assignments automatically show up in: Assignments, calendar, syllabus, & the canvas app. Students don not necessarily have to view course content to take exams or complete assignments. You need to remember this as you design.

Embedding 101 for Canvas – Canvas makes it very easy to embed content from the web into our canvas classes. Two things you need to know are: 1) Use the key command CTRL + K (CMMD + K on Mac) to easily add and edit links in the canvas rich text editor. 2) Use the insert/edit media tool to embed video and other content in Canvas.

Iconic Design –  As teachers designing in Canvas, you may want to consider some of the benefits of using Icons as part of your design. For example, if you want to remind students of something that they can use their smartphones for, perhaps try adding an image to your page design that gives them a visual reminder.  And if you are looking for a place to get started, you might want to check out the Noun Project.

Check out h5P – H5P is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript. H5P is an abbreviation for HTML5 Package, and aims to make it easy for everyone to create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content.

Consider the STEPPS to Viral Learning

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The Canvas Instructuregogy Project is currently being built, and we haven’t had a chance to get everything linked up and ready for prime time, but we will have more up soon. Please check back to learn more about…


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Accessibility training – Learn about our new accessibility tool and how it can help you make your content accessible for your students.


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