Recent Articles

Tips for Using Qualtrics

Filed in Tools for Teaching by on November 7, 2018

WPI has a university-wide Qualtrics account!
Visit wpi.qualtrics.com and log in with your WPI credentials to get started. If this is your first time using Qualtrics, select the “I do not have an account” option to begin.

Continue Reading »

OneDrive is your cloud storage solution for Canvas!

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on September 10, 2018 0 Comments
OneDrive is your cloud storage solution for Canvas!

                You can now log in to your Office 365 account and share your OneDrive files in Canvas. This fall, WPI IT launched Microsoft’s Office 365.  The cloud storage component of Office 365 is called OneDrive, which allows you to store and access documents from anywhere, just by logging into https://portal.wpi.edu with […]

Continue Reading »

Introducing Arc: a new kind of video platform within Canvas

Introducing Arc: a new kind of video platform within Canvas

Arc is a video engagement and annotation tool within Canvas that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video. WPI now has access to the Arc video platform! The Arc platform allows students and instructors to engage with video content by commenting directly on the video timeline. Students can learn from each other’s insights as well […]

Continue Reading »

Overriding Term Availability Settings

Filed in LMS by on April 25, 2018 0 Comments
Overriding Term Availability Settings

If you are getting an error message that indicates you cannot set an assignment due date because it is outside the official term dates, there is a way to easily over-ride this. For courses that start/end on a schedule outside of the official academic calendar (e.g. WPI Online courses), you can go into the course Settings, […]

Continue Reading »

My Top 5 (Free-ish) Cool Tools that Integrate into Canvas

My Top 5 (Free-ish) Cool Tools that Integrate into Canvas

Canvas has this great wealth of tools that are just waiting to be deployed into your course.  These tools are located in Canvas’ EduAppCenter.  There are hundreds of apps in the EduAppCenter, so I thought I’d summarize just a few of the interesting ones available there, and some others that are available on the web.  Many of these tools are free, others cost money […]

Continue Reading »

AccessChecker, a new content accessibility tool is now available in Canvas!

AccessChecker, a new content accessibility tool is now available in Canvas!

You might have noticed a new item in your Canvas course navigation called AccessChecker.  While Canvas itself is accessible to all users, regardless of disability, content posted to Canvas might require additional modifications to conform to best practices. This tool enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in their Canvas course content. AccessChecker will scan a course, […]

Continue Reading »

Poll Everywhere as Back Channel Space for Questions

Poll Everywhere as Back Channel Space for Questions

Have you ever wanted to capture questions from students during a lecture? Do you just know students have questions about the content, but there is always silence when you ask them? I’d love to share a really cool and interesting way of using Poll Everywhere in your classes to solve this problem. Dirk Albrecht is […]

Continue Reading »

Drop by our weekly Canvas Clinics – starting August 30th!

Filed in LMS by on August 29, 2017 0 Comments
Drop by our weekly Canvas Clinics – starting August 30th!

Does your Canvas course site need a check up? Come drop by ATC’s “Canvas Clinic” open office hours to get help beginning August 30th and then offered every Wednesday in September. We’ll have staff on-call for your Canvas design questions, tech support, or just reassurance or feedback.  No appointments necessary, walk-ins welcome.  We’ll be in Anderson Lab […]

Continue Reading »

Announcing our 2nd Annual Canvas Camp workshop!

Announcing our 2nd Annual Canvas Camp workshop!

This 1/2 day session will feature 4 brief (~25 min) rotating sessions throughout the 3 hour block, and an open session for the final hour. Come for the snacks, stay for the learning!

Where? Anderson Labs and Tech Suites
When? August 21st 1pm-4pm

Continue Reading »

Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

Filed in LMS, Multimedia, Useful Tools by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

There’s a new way to store and share videos on campus, and it can be directly within Canvas. You’re all set up, and you can start using it today!

Continue Reading »