Category: Communications

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Canvas has an appointment-scheduling tool for setting up individual conferences with students.  The instructor uses the tool to schedule a series of time slots, and the students sign up for them on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The instructor should provide …

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Radiation Therapy Professor Leia Levy improvised a way to explain a detailed solution to a complicated math problem for her students.  Basically, she used an iPad as a document camera.  The following six minute video shows us what she did, …

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It is important to realize that you and your students are in this together.  To be yourself and to engage your students in the spirit of service, integrity, respect and compassion– USF’s core values– is to take ownership and responsibility …

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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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