Category: Canvas

Echo360 Sharing: Wide and Narrow

The way an Echo360 video is shared determines whether a lot of students see it or just a few. Examples of wide sharing are via the Echo360 section, connected to a Canvas course site through the left side menu. When students click on the Echo360 button, they see an collection of videos either recorded in…Continue Reading Echo360 Sharing: Wide and Narrow

Share Studio Video with a Link

If you have a video in Canvas Studio that you want to share with a link, follow these steps. First, find your video in My Library. Click the three-dot column on the bottom right of the video thumbnail. This releases a pop up menu. Click “Share Media”. From here, you have the choice of whether…Continue Reading Share Studio Video with a Link

Accessibility Improvements with Canvas & Microsoft Immersive Reader Integration

To bring awareness to Invisible Disabilities Week (10/17-10/23), I wanted to share an exciting Canvas update to our Microsoft Immersive Reader integration. Accessibility tools like Immersive Reader can help remove systemic barriers and ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful learning opportunities. What is Microsoft Immersive Reader? Immersive Reader is a full…Continue Reading Accessibility Improvements with Canvas & Microsoft Immersive Reader Integration

Flexibility Options in Canvas

In response to recent discussions about how to extend flexibility options to students in Canvas, I thought it would be helpful to provide to draft up an FAQ guide for instructors… Q: Am I required to post a due date when adding an assignment? A: No! Canvas provides a due date field, but it is not…Continue Reading Flexibility Options in Canvas

Using FlipGrid with Canvas

What is Flipgrid? At its most basic, Flipgrid is a video tool that allows teachers to post “Topics” that are essentially videos with some accompanying text. This is then shared with students, who can be prompted to respond. The response can be made using the software’s camera to create videos that are then posted to…Continue Reading Using FlipGrid with Canvas

Creating Office Hour Time Blocks in Canvas

Teaching remotely can pose challenges for how to schedule traditional office hours with your students. Canvas’ Calendar tool has a feature called “Appointment Groups” where you can create a sign-up sheet for blocks of time so you can avoid Zoom “traffic jams” where many students show up at the same time for office hours. Here’s…Continue Reading Creating Office Hour Time Blocks in Canvas

Introducing SimCheck: New Plagiarism Detection Software

New for E-Term! SimCheck is a new plagiarism detection software integrated into Canvas that checks your students written work against our institutional repository, the web, library databases and journals, textbook publishers, homework help sites, and books. SimCheck has been integrated into Canvas Assignments as an optional tool for instructors. It serves as a replacement for…Continue Reading Introducing SimCheck: New Plagiarism Detection Software

Microsoft Teams is now enabled in Canvas!

What we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Microsoft and Canvas have launched the Teams integration in Canvas! When Microsoft Teams Meetings for Canvas is enabled, the Teams Meetings icon will be enabled in the Rich Content Editor in several areas within Canvas. Supported feature areas include Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Classic Quizzes, and the…Continue Reading Microsoft Teams is now enabled in Canvas!

Moving Your Courses Online

D-Term is going online and the TTL Team has put together many resources for faculty to help ease the transition. We’re got LOTS of trainings coming up this week for Canvas, Zoom, and Echo360, both in-person and online. Check them out and please RSVP (we are limited to 40 people in person). We have a…Continue Reading Moving Your Courses Online