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Internet congestion occurs when too many users are using the web at the same time, especially for bandwidth hogs such as video gaming… and webconferencing…  You cannot control what other users are doing, but you can take steps to make …

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PowerPoint is not friendly for recording narration on the Macintosh, but there is a nice workaround using a free software on the Mac called Keynote.  As the screencast demonstrates, you can open a PowerPoint with Keynote– use Keynote to record …

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The two minute 18 second screencast that follows walks you through the steps of grading a student-submitted paper in Canvas.

The 2 minute screencast shows you the steps to create an assignment in Canvas, whereby students turn in papers, Powerpoints, or other files for grading purposes.

The steps shown in the 3 minute screencast cover the technological and pedagogical steps for creating an asynchronous discussion in Canvas.

As Canvas is the mothership for teaching online students, it is important that you are confident that students are getting the messages you send them, and that you are getting messages from them.  Below is a screencast that addresses the …

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To create an announcement for your students, go to “Announcements” in the Course menu, or click “New Announcement” in the sidebar of the Home Page of your course.  When finished, click “Save” and the announcement will appear at the top …

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The Canvas Inbox is located on the Canvas global navigation tool bar, which sits vertically on the left side of the Canvas user interface.  You send and receive private messages to and from students, sometimes privately to your class as …

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… and uploading it to Canvas This may be the fastest way to put a PowerPoint online.  Use Zoom to share your PowerPoint, and record yourself presenting it as you would to a student audience.  Be prepared to do it …

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