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Adding Waitlisted Students to Canvas

Filed in Canvas, HowTo by on October 20, 2021 0 Comments

If you would like to add a student to your Canvas course site before they are officially added to your Workday roster please take the following steps below: Go to your Canvas course site Click on +People Make sure the Email Address radio button is selected Type or paste the student’s email address in the […]

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Introducing the new Canvas and Microsoft Teams integration

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo, online, updates by on August 13, 2021 0 Comments
Introducing the new Canvas and Microsoft Teams integration

New this Fall! (We’ve been waiting all Summer for this!) Microsoft and Canvas have developed 2 new Canvas apps to connect the conferencing tool Teams Meetings and collaboration tool Teams, and make them super simple to sync up with your existing Canvas course site. An update to the existing OneDrive LTI app is coming soon. […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Customizing Your Canvas Notifications

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on April 6, 2021 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Customizing Your Canvas Notifications

Did you know you can customize your Canvas notifications by course? You can and it’s super convenient! First, some general information about how notifications work in Canvas. Notifications in Canvas are set by the user. An instructor cannot force course notifications to be sent to students’ email. Students are responsible for setting their own notifications. […]

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B-Term grading season is open!

Filed in best practices, Canvas, gradebook, HowTo by on December 9, 2020 0 Comments
B-Term grading season is open!

It’s beginning to look a lot like rubrics! To help faculty during this busy time, I gathered together all of our best tips for grading in Canvas, and also your quarterly reminder of how to enter grades on BannerWeb. Canvas Grading Tips Best Practices for Canvas Gradebook – overall best practices for beginning, middle, and […]

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Add Pronouns in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on October 1, 2020 0 Comments
Add Pronouns in Canvas

Name and personal information at WPI When you start at WPI (in any role- student, faculty, or staff), your name is imported into Canvas from Banner/Workday. However, you may edit your name in Canvas and this will not be overwritten as long as your account remains active and in good standing.   If you take leave from the university […]

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Canvas Gradebook Best Practices

Filed in best practices, Canvas, gradebook, HowTo by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Canvas Gradebook Best Practices

Using Canvas Gradebook can be daunting! There’s a lot of features packed into this unassuming tool. We’ve gathered up some of our best practices to help you get going smoothly. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to atc-ttl@wpi.edu. We’re happy to help!   Start of the Term The following tasks ideally […]

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Time Management Strategies for Teaching Online in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, HowTo, online, remote, resources by on September 18, 2020 0 Comments
Time Management Strategies for Teaching Online in Canvas

Yesterday I ran a Zoom session to discuss some strategies for saving time working in your Canvas site. Faculty at WPI have so much to balance this year with Covid-19. We have in-person students, remote students, hybrid classes, and recording, recording, recording.. why not let Canvas take care of some of more repetitive tasks for […]

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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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Grading Efficiently and Consistently with TAs & Graders

Filed in assessment, Canvas, features, HowTo, online, remote by on September 1, 2020 0 Comments
Grading Efficiently and Consistently with TAs & Graders

Welcome to A-Term 2020, and thanks for joining us for the first Tech Tuesday of the new school year! Today we’re looking at grading in Canvas and tools available to help you streamline this necessary but sometimes cumbersome activity. There’s several ways Canvas can help make grading more automated, consistent, and efficient when you have […]

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Canvas Newsletter – Summer Quarantine Edition

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo, updates, workshops by on August 12, 2020 0 Comments
Canvas Newsletter – Summer Quarantine Edition

Welcome back WPI Faculty! Over the summer Canvas has been busy making some much needed updates and introduced some new features to help you settle into our new normal of online & hybrid delivery. If that wasn’t enough buzzwords for you: in this unprecedented time, it is vital to pivot to a flexible pedagogical model. […]

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