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Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist

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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 […]

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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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 […]

Checking your Canvas Course for Errors

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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 […]

How to Roll Content from Blackboard to Canvas

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

Starting Right in Canvas

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Tied Up In Knots – A Challenge Does the Blackboard to Canvas transition have you tied up in knots? Are you looking to start right, but are not sure where to begin? Would you like some tips and tricks on how best to roll your Blackboard content to Canvas? Might we suggest… CANVAGE The Detangling […]

Adding a Gif to Canvas Course Cards

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We have had a few questions on how to add Gifs to the Course Cards in Canvas. Here is a link to the Canvas web page for the instructions, but we thought it might be fun to make some Gif’d Gif instructions so you can learn in a Giffy.