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Getting ready for Spring 2023 | Ways to use Canvas in your course

January 16, 2023 by | Canvas

Welcome your students Canvas offers many ways you can welcome your students. Here are just a few ideas: Send an announcement with your syllabus Create a welcome video Start a Canvas Discussion post and allow everyone to introduce themselves Use Flipgrid in Canvas for everyone to create their own icebreaker video Get to know your

Canvas End of Semester Checklist Fall 2022

December 6, 2022 by | Canvas

Put in Zeros for Missing Assignments If students are missing assignments you will need to put in zeros for those missing assignments. The easiest way to do this is to open your Grade Center and look for empty grade cells. Some instructors may also use the Missing Submission Policy in the gradebook settings. Resource: How do I enter

Open Up to OER Getting to know open educational resources

September 28, 2021 by | Canvas

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials that are created or managed by commercial publishers, but with open licenses. These resources are free for students and allow faculty to revise materials to fit individual courses specifications. Some benefits of using OER materials: They’re free! Easily accessible Flexible Can supplement existing materials Can be updated/changed anytime

Allow Cross-Website Tracking on the Canvas iPad App Fix problems with saving annotations when using the Canvas iPad app

September 10, 2021 by | Canvas

The latest versions of iOS and iPadOS (iPhone and iPad operating systems) include increased security and privacy enhancements. As a part of these enhancements, if you are using the Canvas Teacher or Students Apps on your iPad and iPhone, you’ll need to enable ‘Cross-Website Tracking’ to allow certain features to function. This includes the ability

Can I re-use Proctorio-enabled quizzes in Canvas?

June 25, 2021 by | Canvas

Over the past year, many instructors started using Proctorio for remote proctoring in Canvas. In August, the license will expire. However, with a few modifications, you can reuse those quizzes in Canvas. Step 1.  Copy the quiz to your new Canvas course There is more than one way to copy a quiz to a Canvas

New Canvas Feature: Student Annotation Submissions

May 24, 2021 by | Canvas

The most recent Canvas update rolled out a new feature inside of Assignments that allows for an Annotation assignment. Instructors can upload a document to Canvas that students can then annotate using the same annotation functions instructors see inside of the Speedgrader. This includes highlighting, commenting, creating text boxes, drawing, etc. Currently, the new Assignment

New tool available in the Canvas Speedgrader Submission Reassignments

March 21, 2021 by | Canvas

The latest update of Canvas (March 21, 2021) introduced a new feature in the Speedgrader: Submission Reassignments. SpeedGrader: Submission Reassignments (2021-03-20 Release) from Instructure Canvas Community on Vimeo.   Summary In SpeedGrader, instructors can reassign an assignment with a due date to an individual student and ask them to redo their submission. Change Benefit This

Real Problems: Virtual Support

March 19, 2021 by | Faculty

Last March, as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States, Chapman University’s Educational Technology Services team launched a virtual support option for faculty. We flipped our model from in-person to virtual in a matter of days, and when we needed help, members from other departments happily stepped in. Our goal was to continue to deliver

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