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Teaching So I Can Keep Calm and COVID On

April 24, 2020 by | Canvas

This blog post is authored by Samantha Dressel, faculty in the English Department of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. When faced with suddenly switching to online teaching, I had several layers of panic.  First, I don’t consider myself particularly tech savvy and do not like being under the gun for new technology. 

Improve Accessibility in Canvas Ally is now available in your Canvas course

April 20, 2020 by | Canvas

What is Ally? Ally is a new Chapman service to help make course materials in Canvas more accessible. Ally provides faculty with feedback on the accessibility of course content in Canvas using a visual dial and provides suggested step-by-step instructions to improve the accessibility of the content.  Need help!  A little better  Almost there  Perfect! Ally also provides

Create Digital Content to Help You Teach Online

April 13, 2020 by | Canvas

If you’ve been asked to teach online, it will be important for you to prepare digital content to share with your students. Here are several ideas for content creation (this information is taken from Chapman University’s Course Continuity page): Tools for creating PDFs If you don’t have a scanner readily available, there are several smart

Remote Assessments Alternatives to face-to-face tests

March 14, 2020 by | Canvas

Moving to remote teaching means pen-and-paper testing is no longer available. Although Chapman University initially looked into making online webcam-based proctoring available*, due to the fact that it causes issues with equity (not all students have webcams and up-to-date computers) and an increased load on tech support, along with the larger discussions on the integrity

Web conferencing in Canvas using Zoom

March 12, 2020 by | Canvas

Zoom is a popular web conferencing software that is already integrated with Canvas.  As of 3/13/2020 we have an expanded license to Zoom for Chapman instructors. Please log in with your Chapman credentials via Single Sign On to activate your account at https://chapman.zoom.us  Students do not need to have a Zoom account to attend meetings

Preparing to Teach Remotely Steps for course continuity during emergencies

March 6, 2020 by | Canvas

Various emergencies can create a potential time period in which face-to-face teaching could be interrupted. First and foremost, we need to pay attention to the physical aspect of emergency procedures. However, at an institution devoted to higher learning, it is also important for faculty to be prepared to use alternative methods of teaching in case

Your Canvas course has a built-in virtual classroom BigBlueButton

March 5, 2020 by | Canvas

Host Class Virtually through Conferences (BigBlueButton) Unable to make it to class due to an unforeseen circumstance? Want to have online office hours? What about an online tutoring session for students?  Hold it on BigBlueButton in Canvas! Easily create a virtual meeting in Canvas through BigBlueButton. You’ll find it on the Conferences tab. (Links to an

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