Tag: Canvas

Embedding an internet graphic into the Canvas Content Editor

There is a way to place an internet graphic (or video) in a Canvas page that makes it easier to view for students and instructors.  Using the “embed” command accomplishes this, as shown in the screencast that follows.  The screencast

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Canvas for Instructors

This page may serve as just-in-time professional development to orient new instructors to Canvas. Scroll down after viewing the orientation for presentations on using the Canvas gradebook, and its companion, the speedgrader.

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Download instructional resources from Canvas Commons

Commons in Canvas is a repository of instructional content (modules, content pages, assignments, etc.) that is available from the global navigation bar of Canvas. The video tutorial will introduce Commons and show you the steps for adding a resource to

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Academic Technology Newsletter, September, 2017

The video newsletter shown below, reports on new features in Canvas, the formation of a new faculty advisory group on technology, Portfolium, and upcoming professional development opportunities. 

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SpeedGrader Gets a Makeover

Canvas has rearranged the student navigation buttons to make certain functions more closely associated with the most frequently used features in Speedgrader. The less frequently used navigation buttons have been shifted to the left side of the menubar:  gradebook, mute the

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Using the Canvas Inbox for Private Messages to Students and Instructors

For Students The following screencast will orient you to the use of the Canvas Inbox.

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Submit an Assignment in Canvas, Basics

Follow the steps shown in the screencast for submitting a document or other work to an assignment in Canvas.

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Get Oriented to the New Canvas UI

Canvas Logo

By now you may have heard that Canvas will be changing over to a colorful new user interface on May 16, 2016. And that is inevitable. But it’s got some notable features including flatter navigation (not as much clicking), alerts

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Create Group Assignments in Canvas

Once a group of students has been created in Canvas, the instructor can set up an assignment to be submitted by groups. The steps are shown in the screencast.  

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A Simple Method for Distributing Students to Groups in Canvas

The simplest way to create groups in Canvas is to randomly distribute students into the number of groups you set up.  The screencast shows how.

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