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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The Canvas Gradebook, and the Speedgrader

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Recent Posts

Introducing “Films on Demand” in Canvas With Films on Demand, you can perform a video online in a manner similar to that of performing it in a Classroom.  Nearly a quarter million video segments are available covering all subjects.  The 3 minute demonstration depicts the use of a title in a Canvas discussion on “ethics.”

Can a Student Watch a (YouTube) Video in Canvas for Credit? YES! A professor asked this interesting question:  Can a YouTube video be put into Canvas with students earning credit for watching it?  The answer is “Yes,” with a modest amount of set-up by the instructor.  The video needs to be added to Canvas Studio.  Then it needs to have a one-question quiz added at the end ...

How to Grade with the Canvas Speedgrader The Speedgrader allows you to grade by clicking on the criteria of a rubric (of your creation), annotate Word documents and PDFs, add comments or audio or video messsages, and grade videos submitted by students using Canvas Studio.

Clinic: Create an In-Video Quiz with Canvas Studio A quiz placed in a Canvas Studio can sustain student attention and engagement.  Here is a 13-minute clinic on the process of importing a YouTube Video and creating a quiz to be embedded on the video timeline and eventually installed in a Canvas assignment.  The same steps can be incorporated for an original video added ...

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 your Canvas course.  You may need to log on with your USF portal username and portal ...

Holding Virtual Office Hours with “BigBlueButton” Conferencing in Canvas Big Blue Button is an application within Canvas that allows you to hold web conferences with students. Though not as robust as Adobe Connect, it is ideal for holding “virtual office Hours”. Watch the Screencast, and download the PDF instructions that correlate with the screencast.

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