Posts By: James May

Testing Alexa’s Skills

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Last week, Francisco Quintero, our Emerging Tech Library Specialist, and I had a short test session with Alexa in the classroom. He was demonstrating to me how he as set up Alexa to run our test classroom in the library, and I was sharing with him some ideas on how Alexa can connect to Google […]

How to Access Canvas Training

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We have gotten a few questions on how to access the Canvas webinars that are available for faculty for PD credit. Here is a short video with instructions for how to access the webinars.

Transitioning to Canvas: Inventory Checklist

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As part of Destination Canvas during the summer, this Inventory Checklist was created to help faculty identify important elements within their Blackboard Courses that they need to consider as they began the transition to Canvas. “This checklist serves to assist you in reviewing the current contents of your course. For each section below, check the […]

Blackboard to Canvas Crosswalk

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Designed for “Destination Canvas” last summer, This chart outlines differences in LMS language and function between Blackboard and Canvas. Keep in mind that while some terminology is the same, the tools may not function as expected. The crosswalk is helpful though in getting a better understanding of the two systems.

Roadmap to Canvas

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    Over the summer, the Canvas Transitions Team developed a “Roadmap to Canvas” designed to give you the support and resources to help faculty navigate the expressway to excellence. Click here or on the Roadmap image to download a copy.

Draft of The ROC: Rubric for Online Competencies

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Valencia’s Canvas transition team is hard at work making materials to aid faculty with the transition. Recently, Liza Schellpfeffer was kind enough to share the most current draft of The ROC: Our New Rubric for Online Competencies. This page contains links to both the Printable PDF versions of the ROC and the ROC Checklist. Below […]

Five Things: Our Canvas Transition

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This month we are sharing five things faculty should know about our Canvas transition: Canvas Training, The ROC, Campus Transition Plans, UdoIT, and Canvas Help.  Tune in next month for five things you should know about your Syllabus in Canvas. If you would like to access last month’s video, here is the link.

Resetting Canvas Wiki Pages

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Some teachers like to use “Find the Flaw” challenges with their students. For example, I like to give my students a letter to fix. This is a lesson I have used in my classroom for years. Long story short, I stumbled upon the following letter on a trip to the National Archives in Washington, DC. In […]

Meet Zenbo – Your Smart Little Buddy

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Zenbo is described as a, “capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families.” What do you think? Would you want one? What about Zenbo for the classroom? Would you like to learn more? Click here.