Category: For Students

Materials for students on using technology

Participants attending an Adobe Connect can enlarge a Powerpoint or desktop display to full screen size, without disturbing others who are attending the meeting, and then restore the display to its normal size, by toggling a simple switch in the …

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For students, the following screencast shows you how to navigate to grades for both the whole course and for individual assignments, using a hypothetical student, “John Adams” as a tour guide of sorts.  

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Turnitin is the application in Canvas that checks your work for originality (and plagiarism). Here are special instructions for submitting a document to a Turnitin-enabled assignment.

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

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Canvas will switch to a new view effective May 16th, 2016.  Here is an orientation, with tips for navigation. Below the orientation video are additional orientations that you can open on this page. [expand title=”Grand Tour of Canvas for Students” …

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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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Students in Canvas may join a web conference (a/k/a “webinar”), or create one in student groups, using “BigBlueButton” a web conferencing solution in Canvas. The following screencast shows how, and is supplemented with written instructions in a PDF.

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For videos that involve the demonstration of how to do “something”, whether it be working with technology or showing ingredients for a recipe, you will need to consider close-ups to achieve the objective.  A two-person operation, a camera operator and …

Tips for shooting demonstrations. Read More »

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“Turnitin” is an application that checks your submissions for originality, which your instructor may enable for a given assignment. The 2-minute screencast will show you how to submit your work to such an assignment.

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Your Canvas instructor can assign you to groups of students for collaborative learning purposes. The short screencast will get you oriented to Canvas Groups.

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