Category: Canvas

Resources for Transitioning to Online Teaching

The resources below may be valuable to you as the Campus community has transitioned to online teaching.   Student FAQs Faculty & Staff FAQs ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Canvas Accessing Canvas Courses as an Instructor: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12972-4152719649 Contact Methods to Receive Canvas Notifications as an Instructor: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13113-4152719736 General Overview (navigation, dashboard and sidebar): https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1095-canvas-overview-instructors Adding Contact Information: Creating a Page: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13018-4152724253 Linking to …

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February 2020 DEC Newsletter

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February 2020: DEC OFFICE NEWS In this edition: Quick Tip: Clean-up your Canvas Dashboard; Review of Canvas Grade Posting Policy Quick Tip: Clean-up your Canvas Dashboard The course card dashboard automatically displays  course cards for up to 20 of your favorite courses. Did you know you can quickly reorganize or unfavorite course cards directly from …

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#TechTipThursday- Targeted Messaging in Canvas with “Message Students Who”

Authored by Sarah Myroup, ITC “Message Students Who” Let’s step into the shoes of a professor. It’s the day an exam on Canvas is due, and half the class has not done it. Concerned for their success, a professor may wish to reach out to the students with a friendly reminder. Or perhaps, the exam …

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#TechTipThursday- Customize your Calendar with Canvas

Authored by Sierra Holsclaw, ITC Customize your Calendar with Canvas As a student, life can seem hectic when you’re stuck juggling many assignments due at the same time, club meetings, and commitments in your own personal life.  The Canvas calendar makes this easier by not only allowing you to display your assignment due dates, but …

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#TechTipThursday: Using Discussions In Canvas

With Spring Break nearly upon us, students and instructors are looking forward to time off from classes and work. However, with the occasional snow day and sick day in January and February, some courses may have a bit of work to make up during the break. A simple and straightforward tool for instructors to use …

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Using Technology to Help Foster Classroom Connections

Building new connections and fostering valuable connections can be intimidating for both instructors and students, particularly those new to a university. Numerous studies have shown, when students have strong connections with instructors they reap positive benefits including better engagement in the classroom and higher self-confidence. As more faculty integrate technology, particularly Canvas, into all classroom …

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#TechTipThursday: Canvas LTIs for #edusocmedia

Today’s tip comes to you as a follow up to our earlier post on using social media as an educative tool. Now that you know how and why these tools can be used, we want to walk you through integrating these applications into your Canvas course.   To get started, choose a course in Canvas. …

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#TechTipThursday: Changing Availability Dates in Canvas

Canvas courses become available to students only after two steps have been completed: (1) the course ‘unlocks’ based on the start dates for the specific term, the night before classes are set to begin, and (2) the course has been published. As an instructor, it may be beneficial for students to access to course materials …

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#TechTipThursday: Canvas’ New Gradebook

As mentioned earlier in the week, Canvas has started rolling out changes to their gradebook. If you missed our post on the new late policy, you can find it here. In the video below, we will not only show you how to switch to the new gradebook, but talk more in-depth about additional features. Remember …

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Canvas’ New Late Policy

Canvas has released a number of new innovative features along with the new gradebook, many of which will be detailed in this week’s #TechTipThursday post. The video below will focus on the newly added late policy. The Canvas Guides offer more in-depth information about applying late policies to student submissions. We encourage you to check …

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