Posts Categorized: Canvas

Backup Your Canvas and Blackboard Courses Now

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Here are scenarios that have actually happened, to help convince you that you should regularly download backups of your Canvas and Blackboard courses: An instructor was working on building their course in their Canvas CRN real course space (not a sandbox space).  The department made changes to who is teaching what CRN, and suddenly the […]

How Your Students can Submit Handwritten Work with CamScanner or FlipGrid

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Especially if you are teaching an online STEM-related class like math or science, you may find it difficult for students to submit homework online.  They either have to enter their formulas and equations using an online tool, or you have to use multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank type questions.  You don’t get to see the work […]

Using the Unicheck Plagiarism Checker in Canvas

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The Unicheck plagiarism checker has been enabled in Canvas to allow instructors and students to check papers for similarity and originality.  This video walks through how to enable the Unicheck option in Canvas assignments and how to access and interpret the reports that it generates.  See also this handout on how to use Unicheck in Canvas that Amanda Molina […]

Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist

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Use this printable Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist to make sure your course is ready is ready when the semester starts. There is also an online version of the start of the semester checklist with clickable links to learn how to do all the things in the checklist. The checklist is adapted from an openly licensed checklist […]

A Smorgasbord of Ways to Learn Canvas

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Valencia College is switching to the Canvas learning management system in May, just about 100 days from now.  But fear not, there is now a virtual smorgasbord of courses, webinars, videos, and people available to help you learn Canvas and get your courses ready.  Here’s a rundown of what’s available to you: Learning Canvas For […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Appy Hour

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There are so many apps available for teachers that it is difficult to summarize. We tried last month in our Appy Hour, but while sharing with teachers, we actually learned about additional apps that we are currently working on some training posts for. Listed below you will find a variety of apps and strategies you […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Dazzling Design

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*Remember the To Do List – items that are in Canvas as assignments automatically show up in: Assignments, calendar, syllabus, & the canvas app. Students don not necessarily have to view course content to take exams or complete assignments. You need to remember this as you design. Embedding 101 for Canvas – Canvas makes it […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Communication & Collaboration

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Snapchat Takaways – When Snapchat first started, users could only record snaps that were about 10 seconds long. Because many of our modern students use snapchat in their personal lives, teachers have started using Snapchat like video takaways for assignments. This can be used before or after class. Basically, students are asked to submit an […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Resources

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What resource can I use with canvas? Are there tools that can help me enhance my classes? OERs – We continue to get requests on where and how teachers can learn more about OER. In fact, just the other day, Page and I did a OER for Business session for the division on west campus. If […]

The Instructuregogy Wheel: Assessment

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Plagiarism Checker – The Unicheck plagiarism checker has been enabled in Canvas to allow instructors and students to check papers for similarity and originality.  This video walks through how to enable the Unicheck option in Canvas assignments and how to access and interpret the reports that it generates. First Fives – What are you doing during the first five […]

Integrating Publisher Materials with Canvas

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Short link to this page: bit.ly/canvaspublishers If you are using a publisher website for materials and assessments in your course, you may be able to ‘pair’ your Canvas course to the publisher course site so that students can connect to the publisher site from Canvas without having to create a separate login account.  Some publishers also […]

Checking your Canvas Course for Errors

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[UPDATE: An updated and broader resource is at How to Fix and Prevent Accessibility Issues in Your Canvas Course] We’ve learned in the Canvas pilot that sometimes students will notice issues with a Canvas course that weren’t visible to us when we built the course.  Links or images may be broken, for example, or an assignment […]

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, […]

Getting off to a Quick Start in Canvas with Sample Courses from the Commons

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Building a course from scratch in Canvas (or any learning management system) can be very time consuming, and importing from Blackboard into Canvas may ultimately end up costing time after all the clean up work.   Additionally, the new Rubric for Online Competencies (ROC) adds numerous standards for effective online course design & delivery, including a […]