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A library of instructions on how to use technologies at USF.

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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The following guidelines are intended for technologically proficient room managers who are scheduling an Adobe Connect webinar to be received in a classroom or conference room:  Download this PDF:  Room Checklist for Adobe Connect    

For Students The following screencast will orient you to the use of the Canvas Inbox.

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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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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 …

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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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(December 16, 2015).  Because Turnitin, the originality-checking service, has changed the way it works within Canvas, instructors will need to modify pre-existing assignments that use Turnitin.  The procedures are laid out in full via this PDF:  Turnitin for Canvas via LTI. …

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Once a group of students has been created in Canvas, the instructor can set up an assignment to be submitted by groups. The steps are shown in the screencast.  

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