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Pro Tip Tuesday – No More Mute Assignment – Welcome Grade Posting Policy!

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo, updates by on July 16, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – No More Mute Assignment – Welcome Grade Posting Policy!

Today’s Pro Tip Tuesday is highlighting a pretty great new tool that was released this past weekend that’s going to save you a lot of time and clicks if you use Canvas’ gradebook. Canvas’ New Gradebook tool is doing away with our old friend “Mute Assignment” in favor of something even better, if you can […]

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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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New Gradebook – Documentation & Workshops

Filed in Canvas, HowTo, resources by on May 29, 2019 0 Comments
New Gradebook – Documentation & Workshops

Have you heard? Canvas Gradebook is changing here at WPI on July 3rd.  We’re here to help you get accustomed to the new layout and new functionality so when you’re ready to teach again, it won’t feel new to you anymore! New Gradebook has all the same functionality as current gradebook – we’re not losing […]

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New Gradebook – Training Videos

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo, resources, workshops by on May 23, 2019 0 Comments

New Gradebook will be enabled for all WPI Canvas course sites on July 3, 2019. If you’re teaching this Summer, we’ve got several training opportunities available for you to get familiarized with the new layout and functionality. The sessions we have scheduled are posted on our Workshops page and will have more sessions added in […]

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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: 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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