Posts By: James May

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.    

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.

Canvage: Detangling Solution

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  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 Solution designed for faculty all tangled […]

Lessons Learned in Designing Courses in Canvas: A Conversation

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On November 13th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm the Circles team hosted a live-stream panel discussion with our local Canvas Pilot faculty. In this session, Pilot faculty discussed some of the lessons learned from designing courses in and testing content using Canvas.  Below you will find the recording of that session.

360 Remote Reality: Natural History and Environmental Issues of the Colorado Plateau

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Special thanks to the Valencia Foundation for the endowed chair program, which allows Valencia faculty to collaborate and innovate on new forms of learning. This year, James Adamski, professor or earth science on east, is using his endowed chair to help fund a trip where he and his students are learning about the geology, hydrology and natural […]

Canvas Tutorial: Deleting Rubrics in Canvas

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The Circles team recently got a question on how best to delete rubrics in Canvas. The short video below demonstrates the process for you. If you would like to know more about managing rubrics in Canvas, this link can help too.

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.