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Using Arc Video in Canvas, you can record a screencast of a website or a software operation for instructional purposes, in minutes.  The screencast is saved and embedded in a content page, discussion posting, or any Canvas content that uses …

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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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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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There are at least two ways to place Microsoft Stream content into Canvas– by way of a link; or an embed code. Another way is to download the video and upload it into Arc Video to include a conversation about …

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We believe that teaching innovations happen best when you, the instructor, generate ideas of what you believe will best fit your pedagogical goals. But where do those ideas come from? We hope the interactive graphic shown is helpful in possible …

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The newly introduced Canvas App for Teachers enables instructors to quickly review discussions, assignments and other features, and should get better over time. See the one minute video intro:

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With its October 29, 2016, incremental release, Canvas has updated and made easier the way groups are navigated by the instructor. The easy steps are shown in this 1 minute 31 second screencast: 

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A combination of technical proficiency and pedagogy will result in a discussion topic in Canvas that will foster the growth of a learning community. Here is a 4 minute screencast that shows the techniques and conceptual development of a discussion …

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Designing visual content to accompany verbal presentations and written text. In his guest lecture at Harvard University (July 8, 2014), Psychology Professor Richard E. Mayer (UC, Santa Barbara), gave a talk on research-based “Principles for Multimedia Learning“. Mayer’s work focuses …

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