Upcoming Changes to Poll Everywhere

March 31, 2023 by | Faculty

Poll Everywhere is getting an exciting visual update that will release in a few months! The updates are still in beta testing and may change before release. Here is a sneak peek of what Poll Everywhere is planning on changing:   Visual Updates: Multiple Choice Overview: We heard your feedback and will update our visual


Weighted Grades in Canvas

March 28, 2023 by | Canvas

Does your syllabus look something like this? Quizzes = 10% of the grade Reflective paper = 10% of the grade Midterm = 25% of the grade Project = 35% of the grade Final exam = 20% of the grade If it does, then you have weighted grades. How can I set up weighted grades in


Sustainability Microcredential Program

March 22, 2023 by | Canvas

To address the climate crisis and promote sustainability efforts on campus, Educational Technology Services consulted with the Office of Sustainability and the Faculty Senate Sustainability Committee to create the Sustainability Microcredential Program. The Sustainability Microcredential Program encourages Chapman University faculty and instructors to consider multiple ways to reduce paper usage by leveraging Chapman resources, the


Using classroom technology

March 21, 2023 by | Technology

Dear Colleagues, I’ve been thinking often about ways to improve the classroom experience at Chapman University. Thus, I turned to ChatGPT to see if it could offer any insight. Below is my exchange with the AI tool. When relevant, I added links to resources that we have already provided to you in ChatGPT’s reply. Dear


Turnitin to release AI writing detection capabilities on April 4, 2023

March 21, 2023 by | Canvas

Turnitin announced the upcoming preview release of their AI writing detection capabilities to help educators uphold academic integrity while ensuring that students are treated fairly. The AI writing detection preview will be available across many of our products, including Turnitin Feedback Studio (TFS), TFS with Originality, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, Simcheck, Originality Check, and Originality


How to give students extended time for timed Canvas quizzes

March 16, 2023 by | Canvas

Are you using Quizzes in Canvas to create and deliver quizzes/exams?  If you have students who need extended time for quizzes/exams (for example, “time + 1/2” or “double time”), you can use the Moderate Quiz feature in Canvas to give these students the extra minutes that they need for timed quizzes.  The following video contains


Tips and Instructions for Creating a Mid-Semester Feedback Survey

March 15, 2023 by | Faculty

Midterm season has officially arrived!  This time after the first major assessment of the semester can be the perfect time to pause, reflect on your teaching thus far, and ask your students for their feedback. Benefits of collecting mid-semester feedback Taking time for a mid-semester feedback survey can reap so many benefits for both instructors


Canvas data from February 2023

March 15, 2023 by | Canvas

These graphs represent the activity in active Canvas courses. In this context, “active” courses are courses that have had at least one instructor interaction and four student interactions in the month of February.  Click on the image to open it in a larger format:


Embedding your YuJa videos in Canvas

March 10, 2023 by | Canvas

YuJa makes it easy to create and add video content in multiple areas of Canvas. For example, you can add videos on Pages, Assignments, Discussions, and Announcements. Anywhere you see the Rich Content Editor in Canvas, you will find the YuJa Media Picker. For a demonstration of how the YuJa Media Picker works in Canvas,


Unlock the Power of Your Canvas Files:

March 6, 2023 by | Canvas

Did you know that there’s a personal and private storage area in Canvas where you can easily manage and view all the files you’ve uploaded? To access this storage area, click on your profile picture in the top left corner of Canvas, then select the Files link. Familiarizing yourself with your personal Canvas file storage

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