Posts By: James May

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 Rubric for Online Competencies (ROC). This page contains links to both the Printable PDF versions of the ROC and the Single Page ROC Checklist. Below you […]

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. 

Five Things: Blackboard Vs. Canvas

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Last month, Liza Schellpfeffer and I kicked off a new video series called “Five Things.” The plan is to release a short video each month on the five things you should know about Canvas and/or our Transition to Canvas. If you have questions, or would like to see something featured in one of our five things […]

VR Kits: A Quick How To

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If you have been hesitant to try out the new kits, we know this lesson will having you exploring VR in a GIFfy. It is easier than you might think.  Special thanks to Kevin Thomas for his help with the videography and to Amanda Molina for her acting talents, and, of course, special thanks to the […]