In the Classroom

Creating Office Hour Time Blocks in Canvas

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on June 8, 2020 0 Comments
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 […]

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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 […]

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Remote Pedagogy Office Hours

Filed in In the Classroom, Miscellaneous by on April 3, 2020 0 Comments

Are you unsure how to re-imagine your successful in-person activity for use online? Are you responding to the same student questions via email over and over? Are students confused about where to find your content in Canvas?  Do you want to brainstorm strategies for keeping your students engaged and excited about learning?  We’re here to […]

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Microsoft Teams is now enabled in Canvas!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Welcome back WPI Faculty!

Welcome back WPI Faculty!

It’s been a busy summer for Academic Technology, but we’re so excited to welcome new faculty, students, and everyone returning to campus for Fall 2019! While (mostly) everyone was gone, we’ve been busy upgrading classrooms, testing new software, and learning about new tools and methodologies to help you utilize technology to best fit your teaching […]

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Arc is now Canvas Studio

Arc is now Canvas Studio

You may have noticed a small change in Canvas recently! The video engagement tool known as “Arc” now has a new name and icon, but the overall look and functionality are still the same. Arc is now called Studio. What is Studio? Studio is a video engagement and annotation tool within Canvas that allows instructors […]

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8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 16th, 2019 is the 8th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, “More than one billion people in the world live with some form of […]

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Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on May 8, 2019 0 Comments
Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

This is an update to a previous post from 2016. Are you looking to add some aesthetics and usability to your Canvas course? Consider building a custom home page for your course. Your students will see this home page right away and each button will link them to modules or other areas in the course that […]

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Arc Video: Recording and Sharing

Interested in recording instructional video for your students? Canvas has a built in tool for doing just that. It’s called Arc. Read Sophie’s blog post for more.

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