Tag: LMS

Creating Default Settings for Poll Everywhere Polls

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Creating Default Settings for Poll Everywhere Polls

If you use the Poll Everywhere integration with Canvas to send participation points and grades back and forth with the system, you have experienced the pain of needing to set “Restrict to registered participants only” on each and every poll.   Now you can create a template poll that will carry forward your setting on all […]

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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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Canvas Gradebook is changing (for the better)!

Filed in LMS, Miscellaneous, Tools for Teaching by on March 28, 2019 0 Comments
Canvas Gradebook is changing (for the better)!

Gradebook in Canvas is getting a facelift, and we’re so excited about it that we’re commemorating this historic occasion with a series of fun events, including Canvas Day! 🎉 What is Canvas Day? It’s the event you won’t want to miss (really)!  Sponsored in part by the NERCOMP Canvas Community of Practice, Instructure Senior Solutions […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What’s going on with myWPI? How do I get on Canvas?

Filed in LMS, Tools for Teaching by on September 9, 2016 0 Comments
What’s going on with myWPI? How do I get on Canvas?

We’ve been getting the question a lot lately of “well, how do I even get on Canvas?”  Here’s a “quick start” guide to getting on our new system. TL;DR myWPI will no longer be available after June 30, 2017.  Log in to Canvas at the following URL: https://canvas.wpi.edu, your empty course shells up until D17 […]

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myWPI Accessibility Series: Color and Contrast

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on February 18, 2016 0 Comments
myWPI Accessibility Series: Color and Contrast

How often do you think about the use of color in your myWPI course site content? Selecting colors with accessibility in mind will not only improve the experience for users with vision deficiencies like color blindness, but for all students using your course site. In today’s post, we’ll discuss a few ways you can modify […]

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myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents

The myWPI platform is accessible to all users by default; however, the individual content items uploaded by faculty and students may not be.  How can the common documents we use day to day be made accessible for users with visual impairments or learning and cognitive disabilities? You’ll be happy to hear that there are just a few […]

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Spotlight on Student Engagement: Blackboard’s Retention Center

Spotlight on Student Engagement:  Blackboard’s Retention Center

Have you wanted a simple way to track student performance in your course and identify students at risk? Then Retention Center in myWPI might be a useful tool for you. The Retention Center can monitor in real-time if students are at academic risk in your course based on criteria you define.   There are 4 […]

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