Posts By: James May

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.

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.

The ROC: Rubric for Online Competencies

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Short link to this page: http://bit.ly/valenciaroc 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 version of the Rubric for Online Competencies (ROC). This page contains links to the Printable PDF versions of the ROC, the 1 […]

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 […]