Category: Canvas

#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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#TechTipThursday: Setting Up Your Canvas Gradebook

The Canvas gradebook is utilized by professors from all disciplines. Canvas has released some new features, that we will talk about in the coming weeks. This week’s post will focus on setting up your gradebook using total points or weighted percentages. It can be difficult to navigate Canvas and all of it’s features, but we are …

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What’s Your Canvas Role?

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What’s Your Canvas Role?   Within a Canvas course, participants are designated with a specific role that has pre-determined permissions. The course-role and role permissions determine the type of interaction a user has with a course and the content within the course. At Longwood, there are five Canvas-roles that are used most often: Teacher, Teaching Assistant, …

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#TechTipThursday: Your Canvas Dashboard

Our first #TechTipThursday this academic year focuses on the Canvas Dashboard. As the first screen users see following a successful login to the learning management system (LMS), the Canvas Dashboard offers a logical starting place. This post will focus on personalizing the Dashboard as it appears on a computer; Canvas is not supported in mobile web …

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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: Enabling TurnItIn in Canvas

Longwood University uses TurnItIn, primarily within Canvas, to assess student submissions for originality. In other words, TurnItIn functions as a plagiarism-checker for any assignment in which the instructor has enabled TurnItIn and is submitted to Canvas. Although instructors have the ability to submit any student work through TurnItIn’s website, that is rarely done. *Note: the account administrator can …

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#TechTipThursday: Canvas Teacher App

Canvas recently unveiled a new app that will allow instructors to do work on the go. This app allows you to do the three basic tasks that we all do rather frequently – grading, communicating, and updating things such as assignments, announcements, and grades. The Canvas Teacher app is available for iOS and Android devices. …

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#TechTipThursday: Nearpod

Engaging learners inside the classroom can present numerous challenges, many of which seem to grow exponentially more difficult when attempting to engage learners outside of the classroom. With the help of Nearpod instructors can bring interaction to the classroom by enhancing tools that may already be in use, such a PowerPoint, PDFs, or document types. Nearpod …

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#TechTipThursday: Using the Canvas App

As we are settling into the fall semester the Digital Education Collaborative wants to offer students a reminder of the free and handy way to manage academic deadlines and communicate with professors. Taking Canvas on-the-go with the Canvas app, by Instructure, can be easy and convenient! Students are able to receive notifications, reply to messages, and participate …

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