• Monitoring Usage & Impact with these GREAT Data Tools

    I have been lurking long enough in the Community. I feel like it is about time that I contribute.   I am building a virtual Canvas Boot Camp for our district teachers. Each day focuses in a particular skills lev...
    Don Lourcey
    last modified by Don Lourcey
  • Mandatory Orientation Programming

    BackgroundAt Richland Community College all students must complete an online student orientation before they are able to access their courses in Canvas. For more information on our Orientation itself see the following...
    Kona Jones
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  • Managing LTI Course Navigation Visibility

    The Story A common frustration of teachers using Canvas at an institution is when their course navigation gets messed up by an admin. A teacher may have been teaching their courses for a couple of weeks and then all o...
    Jeremy Perkins
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  • Juneteenth 2020 Resource Share

    Bias. Racism. Awareness. Equity. Just a few of the many powerful words heard in recent conversations around the globe following weeks of protests and unrest that clearly demonstrate we all have work to do. These conve...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • Navigating the CARES Act: Insights from ISTE, CoSN, & SETDA

    “COVID-19 didn’t produce any new gaps, it just showed us the true impact of existing gaps.” -Ji Soo Song, Senior Policy and Advocacy Associate at ISTE   Tracy Weeks, Executive Director of State...
    Joseph Gee
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  • Using Zoom to remote proctor an exam

    I've had a case come where an instructor wants to be able to remotely proctor exams for a calculus course.  Being Calculus, it doesn't lend itself so well being an online exam because they need to do things ...
  • Live Webinar: Assessment & Planning for the Coming Year

    Assessment will be more important than ever... With twenty-five percent of the previous year's content getting delivered via remote learning, and with no-end-of-year testing scores to reference for student performance...
    Joseph Gee
    last modified by Joseph Gee
  • Duplicate Course Enrollments with Python

    While schools are closed, we've moved much of our long term staff development material into Canvas. We have one long-running course with all staff split into site-based sections that has worked as a model for others. ...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • When the Stakes are High (Part 2): Facilitating Online Assessment

    In Part 1 we explored best practices, practical tips, and considerations for creating online assessments.  In this Part 2, we’re focusing on the assessment itself and the provisions that can be put in place...
    Jessica Jones
    created by Jessica Jones
  • Online Meeting Best Practices

    by Michael Freedman   The advantages of online meetings are to save travel time, convenience, and flexibility while retaining or augmenting the benefits of group interactivity. For interactivity, we need engagem...
    Michael Freedman
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  • When the Stakes are High (Part 1): Creating the Assessment

    The end of the school year is in sight, we can almost see it, just beyond that final assessment period!  Amidst the current context of COVID-19, where we are utilising online tools to enable teaching and lea...
    Jessica Jones
    last modified by Jessica Jones
  • COVID-19 Rapid Response: Video Conferencing

    As part of Canvas’ rapid response to COVID-19, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a group who has been focusing on video conferencing solutions as part of a broader look at the changing dynamics of remo...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Canvas Community is Moving (Going Places).

    Tl;dr - Canvas Community will move to a new platform in 2020   Some of you may remember when we wrote that we would be migrating the Canvas Community to an updated platform. We are excited to tell you that later ...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • 2020 Course Design Essentials: Design Tips for Pages

    April Teacher Appreciation Event: Design Tips for PagesEver see a super inviting and well thought-out page in Canvas and think, “OoooOoOo! I want to be able to do that!” but then wonder how? Or maybe you h...
    Rosina Monteiro
    created by Rosina Monteiro
  • New In-Product Training

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, announcements were made that school buildings would be closed and that teaching and learning would be done remotely from the homes of teachers and students through onl...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • SMS: A love / hate relationship

    “The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.                            ...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • New Rich Content Editor FAQ with GIFs

    As I’m sure you all know, the new rich content editor (RCE) will be the default starting on June 20, 2020, as announced by Instructure.   The rich content editor is the formatting toolbar visible whenever ...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Maintaining the Connection of the Staffroom

      Many teachers have now moved to teaching entirely online with the current COVID-19 situation. We've already discussed the idea of "Maintaining a Connection of the Classroom". What about our teachers who are on ...
    Jon Perry
    last modified by Jon Perry
  • There are too many people Zooming in my house!!!

      Ok this is a really short post but might be helpful for some of you who have multiple adults and/or kids all doing Zoom meetings in the house and you keep hearing and being distracted by all of the other conver...
    Rick Murch-Shafer
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  • Maintaining the Connection of the Classroom 2 - Keeping it Simple

    You may have read my previous blog around maintaining the connection with your classroom. This was written as teachers moved from a classroom situation to teaching online.   Maintaining the Connection of the Clas...
    Jon Perry
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