Optimizing your Canvas course storage For Instructors

October 8, 2020 by | Canvas

Dear Chapman University faculty, As you continue to teach remotely, you may need to optimize your Canvas account’s storage space to share large files with your students. Your Canvas course storage is limited, so if you upload too many large files, you may run out of space. In this blog, we will review some of


New Gradebook Feature in Canvas Student ID Column

October 8, 2020 by | Canvas

Student IDs now appear in the Canvas Gradebook, making it easier for instructors to distinguish students with similar/identical names sort students when exporting the Gradebook When exporting the Gradebook in Canvas, there is now a new column called StudentID. For more information on how to use the Gradebook in Canvas, visit the Instructor Guide.  


Some thoughts about well-baked online learning

October 6, 2020 by | Teaching Online

Perhaps you have taken up baking during the pandemic, as so many others have?  What I have learned about sourdough over the last seven months is that it takes many weeks to curate a good sourdough starter and it takes at least three days to prepare the dough for baking a loaf: with stages for


Keeping your Zoom application up-to-date For everyone

September 30, 2020 by | Faculty

The Zoom tool is frequently updated with new features and security improvements, but Zoom doesn’t update its software automatically. There are several ways to get the latest version, with the simplest one being to download a fresh copy from Zoom. Go to: https://zoom.us/download On Windows: ZoomInstaller.exe On Mac: Zoom.pkg Click on the installation file and


IETL Faculty Office Hours – Fall 2020 Have a teaching related question or need assistance?

September 29, 2020 by | Uncategorized

The Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (IETL) Co-Directors Jana Remy and Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith will hold the below office hours this fall via Zoom:    Jana Remy Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., Zoom link: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97459695695 Jana will also be available by appointment, please email remy@chapman.edu       Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Zoom link: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94333509937 Thursday,


Avoid Data Loss when Multiple Graders are in the Speedgrader in Canvas

September 21, 2020 by | Canvas

Instructors, if you have graders assisting you with grading, please be sure to share the following information with them: All individuals performing grading in a course should be aware of how the SpeedGrader works. Please share directions on how to use the SpeedGrader from the Canvas Guides. When the SpeedGrader is launched, all assignment data


CanvasCon is going to be virtual and free this year Keynote speakers include: LeVar Burton and Sal Khan

September 15, 2020 by | Canvas

What is CanvasCon? It’s a FREE global conference for educators, edtech experts, Canvas lovers, and Canvas lurkers. And for the health and safety of all attendees, it’s virtual. Join in for professional development, idea-sharing, and skill-building. The event will be hosted live on October 15th at 10 a.m. in Sydney, London, and Salt Lake City. (Visit

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