Miscellaneous

When the course must go on…

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments

As more winter weather descends upon the region this week, we thought it might be a good idea to post a friendly reminder about two services that the ATC has available that can help facilitate the delivery of academic content, even from off-campus. Want to record lecture video from your home (or office)?  Consider using P-Cap! […]

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Choosing How to Display your Videos in Canvas

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments

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Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 9, 2017 0 Comments
Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

With the migration to Canvas, maintaining support for anti-plagiarism functionality was important to the LMS Task Force. Thus, WPI has integrated VeriCite software for use within our instance of Canvas. As with the previous anti-plagiarism functionality within Blackboard, VeriCite will scan text-based files (e.g. .docx, .pdf, .txt, etc.) for unoriginal content by checking the file against an internal WPI […]

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Posting Final Grades in Banner

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Posting Final Grades in Banner

As we approach the end of the Fall semester and B-term, we thought it would be helpful to distribute the below tutorial on how to post official course grades in Banner. Reminder: any “final” or “total” grades that are posted within Blackboard and/or Canvas are NOT automatically posted to Banner. Please be sure to follow […]

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Customize Your Course image in the Dashboard!

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Customize Your Course image in the Dashboard!

Have you been wanting to change the colored square above your Canvas course name?! Well step right up and we’ll show you how! Before we begin – its important to note that Canvas requires Dashboard images that are 262 pixels x 146 pixels. This is oddly specific. We found if we just grabbed any ol’ […]

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Not receiving emails from Canvas?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 25, 2016 0 Comments
Not receiving emails from Canvas?

So many instructors got used to the instant copy of any emails and announcements that were sent from Blackboard that we’ve gotten a few calls and emails asking us to verify whether their posts were being received by students. The answer is yes (yay!)! By default, email notifications for announcements and conversations (Canvas email) “created by […]

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How to create Canvas buttons using PIXLR

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 18, 2016 1 Comment
How to create Canvas buttons using PIXLR

Ok! We have gotten a lot of requests on how one can create buttons for their canvas courses themselves. I LOVE that everyone wants to be self sufficient! So here it is – how to create buttons! Before We Start: First – you’ll need to create a free account with PIXLR – https://pixlr.com – and […]

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Caitlin Keller Introduction

Filed in Miscellaneous by on July 25, 2016 0 Comments

Hi everybody!  I’m Caitlin Keller and I’m joining the team as an Instructional Designer.  Most recently, I come from the Franklin Public Schools, where I served as the Digital Learning Specialist for the past school year.  Most of my focus has been on supporting teachers and staff in using technology tools, as well as designing […]

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Spotlight on Student Engagement: Piazza

Spotlight on Student Engagement: Piazza

Piazza is a free, easy to use Q&A platform integrated within Canvas. If you’ve been looking for more ways to get your students contributing in class, Piazza might be the tool for you. The Piazza platform encourages all types of learners to ask and answer questions in an online forum environment. Students have the option […]

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Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

Tom Balistrieri was so kind as to answer some questions of mine regarding how he used clickers in his Abnormal Psychology class this past B15 term. He also allowed me to come to his last class and ask his students a little about what they thought of clickers – those results are at the bottom […]

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