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Pro Tip Tuesday – Copy or Share a Module in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on September 15, 2020 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Copy or Share a Module in Canvas

Did you know you can make copies of your Modules in Canvas or share them with other courses or instructors? Here’s how to duplicate a module within the same course: Click on Modules (or Pages, Discussions, Assignments) Click the Options icon for the module you’d like to copy (1) Click Duplicate (2) There are a […]

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Best Practices for Delivering Online Quizzes

Best Practices for Delivering Online Quizzes

Updated Post: 07/19/2020, originally posted 7/06/2017 There’s no 100% foolproof way to (in class or online) to guarantee that students aren’t cheating. But here’s some ways to help maximize quiz security using the available settings and tools available in Canvas. Are you looking to revise how you present assessments in your course? Reach out to […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on June 16, 2020 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Did you know Microsoft Teams is integrated in Canvas? Back in March, Microsoft introduced a Teams app for Canvas. Since then, they’ve added a bunch of new features in to make remote teaching and learning easier. In this post, we’ll talk about new features that are available now, as well as features that will be […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Canvas Content Items

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on December 12, 2019 0 Comments
The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Canvas Content Items

All items created or uploaded into your Canvas course site must be published before they are visible to students. This includes Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Pages, Modules, and Files. In addition, the course itself must be published before students gain access to it. (See Publish a Course.) How do I know if something is published? Published […]

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Tech Tuesday – Add Recent Announcements to Canvas Home Page

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 17, 2019 0 Comments

No matter what home page you use on your Canvas site, you have the power to add your most recent announcements to the top of the page! Here’s how: Click on Settings in your Canvas course site Scroll all the way down, click on the more options link Click the check box for Show recent […]

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Tech Tuesday – Automatically apply your rubric score to your Canvas assignment

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 10, 2019 0 Comments
Tech Tuesday – Automatically apply your rubric score to your Canvas assignment

Canvas provides the option to apply a rubric to your assignments, but by default, the score you calculate in the rubric is not automatically applied to Gradebook. The catch is, you have to apply this setting when you add your rubric to the assignment and BEFORE you begin grading! If you add it after, the […]

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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 the 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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