Category: Tech Tips

#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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#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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#Tech Tip Thursday: Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is an online polling tool recently added to the Digital Education Collaborative’s supported, and licensed, technologies. Offering more than 20 different question types for users to choose from when presenting questions, Poll Everywhere allows for instantaneous participation in class through the use of readily available technology, such as cellphones, laptops, and tablets. It …

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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: Using the Narrative Clip

If you have ever wanted to capture real time photographs of activities, academic or otherwise, the Narrative Clip camera may be a perfect fit. These wearable cameras allow you to have continuous photos taken, at an interval of your choosing, with no extra effort. The software to view the pictures on these cameras is available …

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#TechTipThursday: Getting to know Respondus 4.0

Faculty often need a quick and easy way to add quizzes, tests, and exams to Canvas from publisher content or that were originally in a Word document format. The Digital Education Collaborative  offers faculty a solution for this need through the use of Respondus 4.0. Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool used to create, edit …

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#TechTipThursday: Trello

Trello is one of several free tools that are available to support online task management. This solution enables users to create lists, or cards, with or without due dates; develop checklists to track progress; upload files; and apply labels to categorize content. Labels, like Twitter hashtags or WordPress tags, make searching for specific tasks more …

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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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