Over the last few weeks, I've been immersed in the world of elementary, middle school, and high school teachers who are new to Canvas. Their collaborative spirit and quick facility to group together to help one another out is delightful to watch, and as my teacher-learners broke out into their various hands-on sessions, and as their questions popped up, a leitmotif kept running through my mind:
Hey, there's a CanvasLIVE for that!
Here's how that tune in my head was going:
How do I get my students engaged in Canvas?
Yes, but what if they're recalcitrant?
OK, I've taken the steps to get them engaged. Now how do I keep them engaged?
I use Google Drive a lot, and I've already created resources there. How can I use my existing resources in Canvas?
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How can I check out what teachers in other schools are doing in their Canvas courses?
My students' parents want to monitor their kids' activity in Canvas. And I want to help them. How do we do that?
How can I create an auto-graded quiz where students fill in a spreadsheet?
My school uses multiple grading periods. How do they work?
I've mastered the basics (I think!). How do I learn more?
I see I can learn a lot from my peers at other schools. How can I connect with them?
How can I use my newfound knowledge of Canvas for professional development?
You've told us that Canvas is a dynamic learning platform, and changes are implemented every three weeks. So when I come back to school in the fall, how do I know what changed while school was out?
OK, I'm sold! CanvasLIVE is definitely the place to be! I'd like to help. How do I share my own ideas?
These are only the ones that came to mind in the few minutes of each hands-on session; I'm sure there are more. And if you don't believe me, just ask Kristin Lundstrum, TONYA MERCER, and Chris Long, some of the tireless contributors of all-things-K12 to CanvasLIVE!
Have a question? There's a CanvasLIVE for that!
(Edit: links updated 10/6/2016)