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Short Links to Canvas Resources

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Here are some quick & short links to various Canvas resources available to you, if you find them useful. And here’s a short link to a printable version of these short links ūüôā bit.ly/valenciacanvaslinks Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist ¬†bit.ly/startcanvaschecklist Request a Canvas Sandbox ¬†bit.ly/valenciasandbox Copy a Canvas Course ¬†bit.ly/copysandbox Rubric for Online Competencies […]

Keeping Up with Canvas Updates and Community

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Once a year, Instructure hosts the InstructureCon conference in Colorado where folks can share tips and news about the Canvas learning management system.¬† This year’s conference starts today, and our very own James May is attending.¬† This year’s conference has a carnival theme, hence the “InstructureCarn” label. You can watch the keynote speakers live online […]

Images Not Showing Up in Canvas? Here’s What You Can Do

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Occasionally you may notice that one or more images do not appear to be loading on a page in Canvas – especially pages that have a lot of images.¬† Usually this is just a temporary issue and reloading the page fixes it. Why does this happen? There are various reasons why this may happen – […]

Circles of Innovation: CARE Track Acing Assessment in Canvas

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Retrieval Practice Featured in in the book¬†Make It Stick¬†and supported by quite a bit of research‚Ķ.Retrieval practice¬†is a learning strategy where we focus on¬†getting information¬†out. Through the act of retrieval, or calling information to mind, our memory for that information is strengthened and forgetting is less likely to occur. Retrieval practice is a powerful tool […]

How to Fix and Prevent Accessibility Issues in Your Canvas Course

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Below are some tips for fixing accessibility issues in Canvas after the fact, followed by tips for preventing issues from arising in the first place.¬† ¬†You can learn¬†more about accessibility & universal design at webaim.org & cast.org.¬† A short link to a handout version of this resource is at: bit.ly/canvasaccessibility How to Fix Accessibility Issues […]

Kaltura Video Quizzing in Canvas

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Have you ever thought about making a video introduction to your online class? What if you could make the video and turn it into an auto-graded video quiz that would let you know that your students had watched it and learned from it. Or Perhaps you have Youtube Videos that you use in class. Would […]

Library Resources for Canvas

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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   […]

Backup Your Canvas and Blackboard Courses Now

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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 […]

Using the Unicheck Plagiarism Checker in Canvas

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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 […]

Lessons Learned: Facilitating Your Course in Canvas

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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, […]

Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist

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Use this printable¬†Canvas Start of the Semester 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 openly licensed checklist […]

Making a Tabs Page in Canvas

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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 […]

A Smorgasbord of Ways to Learn Canvas

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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 […]

Integrating Publisher Materials with Canvas

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Short link to this page:¬†bit.ly/canvaspublishers 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 […]

Checking your Canvas Course for Errors

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[UPDATE: An updated and broader resource is at¬†How to Fix and Prevent Accessibility Issues in Your Canvas Course] 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 […]