Monthly Archives:: January 2019

Embedding a LibGuide in Canvas with the new LTI Tool

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Did you know that the library has recently upgraded Valencia’s software subscription to LibGuides (http://libguides.valenciacollege.edu/ ) to a version which includes an LTI for embedding LibGuides in Canvas. This new version allows faculty to embed entire guides or particular pages or boxes from guides at either the module level or the page level.  Special thanks […]

Using the Hypothesis Collaborative Annotation Tool in Canvas

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It is now possible to use Hypothesis, a free and open source collaborative annotation tool, in your Canvas course.  You could use this for activities in which your students collaboratively comment or annotate web sites, documents, and other items.  See this tutorial for how Hypothesis works, and here are some quick start guides for teachers […]

Anticipating and Addressing Student Resistance in Your Courses

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There have long been calls to incorporate evidence-based teaching techniques and technologies in the classroom to improve student success.  For example the 2012 “Engage to Excel” report by the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) notes that “Classroom approaches that engage students in ‘active learning’ improve retention of information and critical thinking skills.” […]