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DocViewer in Canvas

The “DocViewer” is the tool that enables instructors to annotate students papers, submitted as assignments, using the SpeedGrader. See the 2-minute demonstration.

Going Full Screen with Powerpoints and Desktop Displays in Adobe Connect

Participants attending an Adobe Connect can enlarge a Powerpoint or desktop display to full screen size, without disturbing others who are attending the meeting, and then restore the display to its normal size, by toggling a simple switch in the

Turnitin Changes in Canvas You Need to Know

(December 16, 2015).  Because Turnitin, the originality-checking service, has changed the way it works within Canvas, instructors will need to modify pre-existing assignments that use Turnitin.  The procedures are laid out in full via this PDF:  Turnitin for Canvas via LTI.

Learn About “Pods” in an Adobe Connect Meeting

If you’ve perused the presentation on layouts, the information in this presentation about “pods” that serve various functions in an Adobe Connect meeting will make the most sense.  Pods allow you to share content and interact with others in an

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Layouts in Adobe Connect

The first thing you see when you start an Adobe Connect meeting is a “layout”.  There are three basic layouts, each one with a purpose (e.g., to share content, to hold a discussion).  As the host you can modify the

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How the “Snipping Tool” in Windows 7 Captures Screen Images

Windows 7 has its very own screen capture tool called the “snipping tool”, which you can use to capture images from your computer and annotate them.  Watch the demonstration.

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Conducting Effective Online Discussions (PDF)

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council maintains a site called “Learning to Teach Online” which includes this illuminating article on “Conducting Effective Online Discussions”  Quoting from its abstract: Discussions are an important component of many forms of online student interaction.