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Pro Tip Tuesday – All About Images (and gifs too!)

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – All About Images (and gifs too!)

For today’s Pro Tip Tuesday, let’s talk about adding images to Canvas! Depending on the course you’re teaching, you may need images in your Canvas course site for a variety of reasons. A profile photo Charts, graphs, maps Art Just for fun (yeah, gifs!) There’s a few ways to incorporate images into your course site. […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Get notified about broken links in your course site

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow by on May 14, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Get notified about broken links in your course site

Something new to Canvas this year is the ability to be notified via email about broken links in your course site. On your Notifications page, under theĀ Alerts header, locate the Content Link Error notification. You can choose to receive emails right away, in a daily digest, in a weekly digest, or never. This notification is […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Delay Posting of Canvas Announcements

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow by on April 2, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Delay Posting of Canvas Announcements

Today’s time saving pro tip is what I would consider to be part of “Canvas’ Greatest Hits Collection,” if they had one. The general knowledge is that posting Announcements in your course is a really easy way to broadcast important information to your entire class. But here’s a really cool thing about Announcements that you […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Create an Extra Credit Assignment

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 26, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Create an Extra Credit Assignment

Did you have a student go above and beyond in class? Do you have a menial but nevertheless important task that you want to “encourage” your students to complete? Good news! There’s a couple ways you can grant extra credit to students in Canvas. Create a new assignment out of ‘0’ points. Then, give the […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: The Many Benefits of Mute Assignment

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on March 12, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: The Many Benefits of Mute Assignment

What’s your Canvas grading style? Do you have a set workflow? Do you grade assignments as they come in? Do you do all your work in Excel and then import into Canvas? Do you have TAs and Graders to assist? No matter what your workflow, using the Mute Assignment tool can help! By default, Canvas […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Make a web link open in a new window

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 5, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Make a web link open in a new window

Canvas wants to be your friend. But sometimes, Canvas is that one friend who offers advice when you don’t really want it. It means well. So, you set up a Module called “Helpful Web Resources” and add in your links one by one using Canvas’ default setting. By default, your friend Canvas wants to open […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: The Low Down on Graded Discussions

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on February 26, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: The Low Down on Graded Discussions

You’ve probably tried out the Discussion tool in Canvas before, but do you know about all the settings available? Here’s a few things you might not know: You can require students to post before seeing other students posts, but you may want to lock down additional settings. If you require students to post before they […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Move a Module (not by drag-and-drop)

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on December 4, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Move a Module (not by drag-and-drop)

Let’s face it, the dragging-and-dropping feature is a huge plus to Canvas compared to WPI’s last LMS. However, what if you have a huge list of modules and you want to move a module above or below a module that appears off-screen? This can be a bit cumbersome and there’s room for some developmental improvement […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Add some Thanksgiving flair to your course

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on November 20, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add some Thanksgiving flair to your course

Want to add a dancing turkey to your Canvas course site? Go for it! Go to your course > Settings > and browse for a new course image. It’s as easy as… pumpkin pie! See related Canvas documentation for how to swap out your dancing turkey next week to something a little more course-related: How […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Clean up your Canvas Dashboard

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 25, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Clean up your Canvas Dashboard

Still seeing old courses appearing on your Dashboard? Just go to Courses > All Courses and click on the stars beside the courses you’d like to remove. Star icons toggled with a color will appear on your Dashboard. Star icons with simply an outline will not be displayed. This page saves automatically, so just go […]

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