Posts By: dholton5

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]