Today I went to a wonderful presentation at our spring division retreat. The team shared techniques for using Canvas Conferences and Big Blue Button, they also shared a handout and were even kind enough to share this how to video. Enjoy! Thank you Chiara, Liza and team for sharing.
Posts Categorized: Canvas
During the 2018-19 academic year, the EAP team at Valencia’s East Campus piloted a method for crowdsourced, cloud-based development of free and open source supplementary writing and editing materials that could be used with EAP students at varying levels within Valencia’s EAP program. While many of Valencia’s English language learners are conversationally fluent, others still […]
It is now possible to use Hypothesis, a free and open source collaborative annotation tool, in your Canvas course. You could use this for activities in which your students collaboratively comment or annotate web sites, documents, and other items. See this tutorial for how Hypothesis works, and here are some quick start guides for teachers […]
Digs-Know that in Canvas there is a difference between current grades (the ones you see in the canvas grade book) and final grades (the ones canvas exports to Banner)? Watch the video below to learn more.
So, perhaps you got an email, heard from your Dean or a colleague, or maybe even just saw it on the Circles of Innovation website, and you are wondering “What is Circles of Innovation on Demand?” Well this year, based on feedback from faculty, the Circles team is trying out a new on-demand model of […]
FlipGrid is a free video discussion tool that allows for threaded video discussions in your Canvas course. It’s become very popular in both K-12 schools and college classes lately, possibly even more popular that Kahoot 🙂 And Microsoft recently bought FlipGrid and opened up all the premium features (such as maximum video length, now 5 […]
Have you ever wanted to embed a video or a 3rd party interactive widget in your course? This lets students watch your video or use a 3rd party tool right in Canvas without having to open up a separate page. Embedding Videos There are actually 4 different ways to embed videos in Canvas. The simplest […]
Are you prepared to teach online courses in Canvas? Take this Canvas Online Teaching Readiness Self-Assessment to see for yourself. At the end of the survey, you’ll receive links to resources related to each of the questions. This survey is being used in the Boot Camp for Online Instruction PD course. You can also download and import […]
Here is a resource in Canvas Commons with some examples of brief, research-based teaching strategies implemented in Canvas, such as: transparent assignments, minute papers, values affirmation, social belonging, goal setting, student testimonials, nudges, discussion protocols, wrappers, and midterm student feedback. You can preview this resource here. Evidence-based teaching refers to teaching strategies and principles for which there […]
Here are some quick & short links to various Canvas resources available to you, if you find them useful. And here’s a short link to a printable version of these short links 🙂 bit.ly/valenciacanvaslinks Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist bit.ly/startcanvaschecklist Request a Canvas Sandbox bit.ly/valenciasandbox Copy a Canvas Course bit.ly/copysandbox Rubric for Online Competencies […]
Once a year, Instructure hosts the InstructureCon conference in Colorado where folks can share tips and news about the Canvas learning management system. This year’s conference starts today, and our very own James May is attending. This year’s conference has a carnival theme, hence the “InstructureCarn” label. You can watch the keynote speakers live online […]
Occasionally you may notice that one or more images do not appear to be loading on a page in Canvas – especially pages that have a lot of images. Usually this is just a temporary issue and reloading the page fixes it. Why does this happen? There are various reasons why this may happen – […]
Below are some tips for fixing accessibility issues in Canvas after the fact, followed by tips for preventing issues from arising in the first place. You can learn more about accessibility & universal design at webaim.org & cast.org. A short link to a handout version of this resource is at: bit.ly/canvasaccessibility How to Fix Accessibility Issues […]
Have you ever thought about making a video introduction to your online class? What if you could make the video and turn it into an auto-graded video quiz that would let you know that your students had watched it and learned from it. Or Perhaps you have Youtube Videos that you use in class. Would […]
Special thanks to Beth King, West Campus Librarian, for sharing these training videos which offer a variety of ways to enhance your Canvas courses with easy to use Library Resources. Creating a Library Menu Item in Canvas Linking to a LibGuide in Canvas Linking to a Kanopy or Swank Video in Canvas […]