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Add Preferred Pronouns in Canvas

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