Posts By: James May

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 […]

Digi Know about SpeedGrader?

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Digi know we can do this in Canvas? Click this link or play the video below to learn a little more about the possibilities in SpeedGrader in Canvas. And don’t forget… Circles of Innovation will be meeting on all Valencia campus starting this week to discuss “Acing Assessment in Canvas”. If you are looking to […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Appy Hour

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There are so many apps available for teachers that it is difficult to summarize. We tried last month in our Appy Hour, but while sharing with teachers, we actually learned about additional apps that we are currently working on some training posts for. Listed below you will find a variety of apps and strategies you […]

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 […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Communication & Collaboration

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Snapchat Takaways – When Snapchat first started, users could only record snaps that were about 10 seconds long. Because many of our modern students use snapchat in their personal lives, teachers have started using Snapchat like video takaways for assignments. This can be used before or after class. Basically, students are asked to submit an […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Resources

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What resource can I use with canvas? Are there tools that can help me enhance my classes? OERs – We continue to get requests on where and how teachers can learn more about OER. In fact, just the other day, Page and I did a OER for Business session for the division on west campus. If […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Assessment

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Plagiarism Checker – 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. First Fives – What are you doing during the first five […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Time Savers

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  Calendar – The Calendar is a great way to view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list. The calendar also includes access to the Scheduler, which is an optional scheduling tool in Canvas. Permanent Clipboard allows you to save […]

Fun with Screencasting

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Introduction to Screencasting A Screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen’s output. The screen recording is
 often synced with a voice over or a music track and then shared in a video format. A Screenshot, on the other hand, is a snapshot image of all or part of a computer screen’s output. Click […]

Circles of Innovation

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Thank you for coming to the session today.  As we noted in the presentation,  this page is your outsourced memory for our session. Feel free to take our ideas and remix them and share them as you see fit. If you have additional questions and would like to contact me, please feel free to email me. Sparks – […]

Alexa, Raspberry Pi, & Playing with AI

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Special thanks to the Valencia Technology Club for the invitation to share and discuss tech. On Thurs. Nov 30th, I visited the club and shared back some of what I have learned about Raspberry Pi, Gaming, Alexa and AI.  It is always such a pleasure to get out and bounce ideas with engaged minds. Thanks again, and as […]

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, […]

Expedited Keyword Search in Google Chrome

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There are many reasons why Google Chrome is my go to browser. This little trick is high on the list of those reasons. This trick saves me quite a bit of time searching for stuff. When I search in Chrome, I simply type a key letter and a keyword or topic that I am looking […]

Educause 2017

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Thank you for attending our session at Educuase 2017. Below you will find the interactive outsourced memory of our session.