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Have you checked out @ONE's curated Youtube playlists of existing (non-inclusive) @ONE videos? In addition to covering helpful topics, these playlists help faculty to align with the OEI (Online Education Initiative) rubric.

 

@ONE has put together the playlist below to assist instructors in Canvas interaction and collaboration, particularly in the area of interaction logistics. The playlist contains great videos on the following topics:

 

  • Canvas: How to Send a Message From the Gradebook
  • Canvas: How to Schedule an Announcement
  • Webinar - Online Discussion Board Best Practices
  • Webinar - All a'Twitter about Tweets for Teaching
  • Webinar - Discussion Board Best Practices
  • Webinar - Canvas: the CMS for Multimedia and Connecting with Your Students
  • Webinar - Is my Instructor there for me? A Study of Reflective Practice
  • Canvas: How to Send a Message to Students from Inbox

 

Enjoy!

 

View The Youtube Playlist Now - Canvas Interaction & Collaboration - Interaction Logistics

Are you familiar with @ONE's curated Youtube playlists? @ONE has created groups of videos with with existing (non-inclusive) @ONE videos for targeted subject matter.

 

The playlist below is a collection of videos designed to assist instructors in the area of interaction and collaboration, specifically in developing a learning community. Each of these videos will also help you ensure that your course is aligned with the OEI (Online Education Initiative) rubric.

 

This playlist contains helpful videos on the following topics:

 

  • Center Hangout - Stories from CCC Connected Educators How Social Media Has Improved My Teaching
  • Center Hangout - Engaging Students with Twitter-based Learning
  • Webinar - Online Discussion Board Best Practices
  • Webinar - Using Google+ in Education
  • Webinar- Online Collaborative Groups
  • Webinar: Building Community Online, Part 4: Collaborating Beyond Text
  • Webinar - All a'Twitter about Tweets for Teaching
  • Webinar - Blogging and Best Practices in Online Teaching
  • Webinar - Integrating Social Media Management in Your Classroom
  • Webinar - Building Community Online, Part 5: Social Networking

 

Check them out now!

 

Playlist - Interaction & Collaboration: Development of Learning Community

Are you looking for ways to improve your course interaction and collaboration?

 

@ONE's has taken the time to collect multiple videos to assist instructors in this area, and ensure that they are in line with the OEI (Online Education Initiative) rubric. They have created a curated Youtube playlist with existing (non-inclusive) @ONE videos below.

 

The Youtube playlist contains helpful videos on the following topics:

 

 

Watch them all now at the link below!

 

Youtube Playlist - Interaction & Collaboration: Communication Strategies

Have you taken advantage of @ONE's curated Youtube playlists? These playlists are a collection of existing (non-inclusive) @ONE videos to help faculty align with the OEI (Online Education Initiative) rubric.

 

The playlist below is a collection of videos created to assist instructors in Learner Engagement. The playlist contains some great videos on the following topics:

 

  • Sample Online Learning Activities
  • Center Hangout - Supersize the Sweet Spot of Online Learning
  • Center Hangout - Active Learning with Google Drive
  • Webinar - How To Integrate Facebook into your Teaching
  • Webinar- Engaging Millennial Students with Fun Tech: Games
  • Webinar- Engaging Millennial Students with Fun Tech: Jing
  • Webinar- Engaging Millennial Students with Fun Tech: Learning with Comics
  • Webinar - Visual Thinking: Put Brainstorming on Steroids with MindMapping
  • Webinar - Online Math Games and Resources
  • FUN AND USEFUL WEBBASED ACTIVITIES 4 TRADITIONAL, HYBRID, AND ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSES

 

Check them out now below!

 

Watch Now: @ONE Video Playlist - Course Design: Learner Engagement

Are you interested in learning how to best utilize the Announcements and Discussion tools in your Canvas course?

 

In the video below, Gregory Beyrer discusses at length his best practices in @ONE's CCC Canvas Call. In his lecture, he focusses on the following topics:

 

  • Two uses of the same tool
    • Announcements for course news
    • Discussion and the democratized discourse
  • Course setting options
  • Announcements
  • Discussion -- Options
  • Discussion -- Grading
  • Podcasting with either tool

 

Take a look!

 

Watch Now: Announcements and Discussion (Video)

Are you new to Canvas, or want to brush up on your Canvas navigation skills?

 

Below are a few videos that are great for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with how to navigate through Canvas. The first video is a general overview of Canvas navigation. The following three videos are specific to @ONE's Online Standards and Practices course, Intro to Teaching Canvas course, and Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning course. Even if you are not enrolled in these courses, viewing these videos is a great way to get to know how Canvas courses are typically structured.

 

Check them out below!

 

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Are you familiar with Canvas Commons? It is Canvas' LOR (learning object repository). Unlike many underutilized LOR's, Canvas has created a simple and easy to use repository to encourage continued use and participation.

 

In the first video below, Instructure's VP of Research & Education, Jared Stein, walks us through Canvas Commons and explains what Canvas has done to improve this method of sharing resources.

 

After the first video link, I've included another quick video, created by @ONE, which demonstrates how to share your own resources to Canvas Commons. Take a look!

 

Watch Now -

CANVAS COMMONS: A NEW LEARNING OBJECT REPOSITORY (Video)

How Do I Share Resources To the Commons? (Video)

Creating a new tab in your web browser is an indispensable technique for anyone browsing the internet regularly, and especially for students, or instructors who may need to work with multiple web pages simultaneously.

 

If you are an experienced web browser, you likely know how to do this, although many do not. If you are an instructor, this information may be useful for your less-expereiecned students as well.

 

@ONE has taken the time to create the following videos which walk us how to create a new tab in each of the most popular web browsers. Enjoy!

 

Watch Now -

Canvas: How to Open a New Browser Tab in Firefox

Canvas: How to Create a New Browser Tab in Chrome

Canvas: How to Create a New Browser Tab in Internet Explorer

@ONE has put together a Youtube playlists of existing (non-inclusive) @ONE videos to help faculty align with the OEI (Online Education Initiative) rubric!

 

This collection of videos has been curated to assist instructors in Course Design - Content Presentation. The playlist contains numerous videos on the following subjects.

 

  • OESP Navigation
  • Introduction to Online Education Standards and Practices
  • OESP Orientation
  • OESP Intro
  • @ONE: Intro to Canvas Navigation
  • Multiple Paths to Success: Universal Design for Online Learning
  • Webinar - 10 Tips to Designing Your Course Masterpiece
  • Sample Online Course Navigation
  • Sample Course Navigation #3
  • Webinar - Take Your Online Teaching to New Heights
  • Webinar - Camtasia for the Mac - Enhancing Online Learning for Mac Users!
  • Screencast Recording
  • Record a narrated PowerPoint
  • Webinar - How To Integrate Facebook into your Teaching
  • Webinar- Digital Story Telling
  • Webinar- The ABCs of PDFs, Part 1: Getting Started Making PDFs
  • Webinar- The ABCs of PDFs, Part 2: Bookmarks, Forms & Security
  • Webinar- Get Googlized, Part 1 - Using Google Docs
  • Webinar- Get Googlized, Part 2 - Collaborate With Google Docs
  • Webinar - Make it Visual with Free Video Tools
  • Webinar - Make it Visual with Free Web 2.0 Tools
  • Webinar - Smashwords: Publish your own eBook or eReader
  • Webinar - Visual Thinking: From Free to Photoshop
  • Webinar - Visual Thinking: Put Brainstorming on Steroids with MindMapping
  • Webinar - Visual Thinking: Start Inspiring your Students by Using Visuals
  • Webinar - Creating Engaging Presentations
  • Webinar - Learn to use FreeCycled Media with Mashup Tools in Blackboard
  • Webinar - Design Crimes in Your Presentations and How to Solve Them
  • Webinar - Add Fun and Interest to Teaching Online with Audio Clips
  • USING VIDEO TO BOOST INSTRUCTOR PRESENCE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • @ONE Webinar: Getting Started with 3C Media Solutions
  • Canvas: How to Create Buttons
  • WEBINAR @ONE DIGITAL CONTENT CURATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY TEACHER

 

Enjoy!

 

Video Playlist: A.2 Course Design - Content Presentation

Did you know that @ONE has curated Youtube playlists of existing (non-inclusive) @ONE videos to help faculty align with the OEI (Online Education Initiative) rubric?

 

The playlist below is a collection of videos @ONE has put together to assist instructors in Course Design Objectives. The playlist contains helpful videos on the following topics:

 

  • OESP Navigation
  • @ONE: IOTL Orientation
  • @ONE: Intro to Canvas Navigation
  • Self-Paced @ONE: Intro to Teaching Canvas
  • Canvas: How to Schedule an Announcement
  • Webinar - 10 Tips to Designing Your Course Masterpiece
  • Center Hangout - First Impressions: How to Make the Most of Week One Online
  • Webinar - Keep Students Engaged in Your Online Courses
  • Webinar - Orienting Students to Learning Online
  • Webinar - Online Student Retention - What Does it Take for Students to Go the Distance?

 

Take a look!

 

View Video Playlist Now: A.1 Course Design - Objectives

For those who are interested in advanced customization of their Canvas course, the video link below is especially helpful.

 

In the video, Gregory Beyrer discusses advanced formatting in Canvas in @ONE's CCC Canvas Call. In his discussion, he focusses on the rich text editor and rich content editor and the tools within them. The main topics covered include:

 

  • Advanced Formatting (HTML + CSS)
  • The HTML Editor Whitelist
  • Image Alignment
  • Internal Navigation
  • "Simple" Tabs

 

Enjoy!

 

Watch Now: Content Pages - Advanced Formatting (Video)

Creating, and utilizing multimedia in your Canvas courses is a great way to create a more engaging experience for your students, and avoid bland lessons.

 

In the video link below, Gregory Beyrer discusses your multimedia options in Canvas' content Pages in @ONE's CCC Canvas Call. The topics covered in the video call included:

 

  • Images (Dialog or RCS Button)
  • Audio (RCE Button)
  • Video (RCE Button)
  • Other Video
  • Interactive content

 

Check it out!

 

Watch Now: Content Pages - Multimedia (Video)

Modules are the building blocks of Canvas courses. How are your Modules organized, and utilized?

 

In the video lecture below, Gregory Beyrer discusses managing Modules in your Canvas course in @ONE's CCC Canvas Call. He begins by discussing how Canvas Modules relate to other learning management systems (LMS's). The other topics covered in the video call included:

 

  • Modules = Organization
  • Module Status
  • Module Items
  • Requirements and Prereqs
  • Requirement options

 

Take a look!

 

Watch Now: Module Management (Video)

Course design can make, or break an online course. How your information is organized and presented to your students will determine both student success, and ease-of-use for both students and instructors.

 

In the video link below, Gregory Beyrer discusses confusing course navigation links and ways to better organize your course links in @ONE's CCC Canvas Call.

 

The main topics covered in the video call included:

  • Link visibility
  • Link Placement
  • Link additions

 

Check it out!

 

Watch Now: Confusing Course Navigation Links (Video)

 

Many students and instructor's consider the Syllabus to be the road map of the course. It is where to go to find out what you need to do, and what to expect in a course. In the video below, Gregory Beyrer discusses ways to get the most out of your course syllabus in @ONE's CCC Canvas Call.

 

Some things covered in the video call included:

  • The various features of the Canvas Syllabus page
  • Syllabus examples
  • Considering you Syllabus as your course Homepage

 

Take a look!

 

Watch Now: Making the Most out of the Syllabus (Video)

Your course Home Page is the first things your students see when they enter your course. This makes it it particularly useful for for guiding them to what you think is the most pertinent information.

 

If you're looking for some insight into the strategies you may want to consider for creating a useful homepage, I recommend you watch the video below.

 

It in, Gregory Beyrer discusses course home page strategies in @ONE's CCC Canvas Call. Check it out!

 

Watch Now: Course Home Page Strategies (Video)

The Canvas Community is a valuable resource for both new Canvas users and veterans. In the video below, @ONE shows us how to setup a Canvas community profile and join the CCC Canvas Community Group.

 

The CCC Canvas Community Group, which is where this blog this posted, has countless helpful blogs and videos. Having the ability to interact with this group can be very useful when needed. Note: Because it's a private group, the group administrators must approve your membership.

 

Before beginning, be sure that you have already created a Free For Teachers Canvas account. I posted a blog which includes a video that demonstrates how to do this. The video can be viewed HERE.

 

We look forward to connecting with you in the CCC Canvas Community Group!

 

Watch Now: @ONE - Creating a Canvas Community Profile and Join CCC Group (Video)

Did you know you can easily create and upload captions /subtitles to videos in Canvas?

 

This is a great way to ensure your video content is accessible to all of your students! You can do this by adding a video content Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

 

Note: Canvas must render the video and create a URL link before you can create a caption file. If you try to add subtitles and the subtitle creation tool is not yet available, try accessing your video later.

 

In the video below, @ONE shows us how to do achieve this. Enjoy!

 

Watch Now: @ONE - How Do I Create Captions for a New or Uploaded Video in Canvas? (Video)

Occasionally, you may need to give your students additional quiz attempts.

 

You can grant access to extra attempts on a quiz to individual students, several students, or the entire class. If your quiz is locked, you can also manually unlock the quiz for a student, even if the student has not yet taken the quiz. You can do this by accessing student quiz results, or moderating the quiz.

 

For timed quizzes, you even can grant extra time for an attempt. If your quiz options allow students to view results only once after each attempt, you can also let students view quiz results one more time.

 

In the following video, @ONE demonstrates how to do all of this! Check it out!

 

Watch Now: @ONE - Once I Publish My Quiz, Can I Give More attempts? (Video)

Staying on top of your grade progress is an essential part of a being successful student. The following is a quick video that walks us through checking grades in Canvas. It's a great tutorial for Canvas students, or instructors who wish to advise students on how to do this. Take a look!


It covers:

  • Viewing Comments
  • Checking Scoring details
  • Viewing feedback from your instructor
  • Checking rubric results
  • Replying to grading comments

 

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Watch Now: Canvas: How Do I Check Grades? (Video)

Did you know you can choose your Canvas course Homepage?

 

This give you the ability to select a homepage that you feel is most effective for your course. In the quick video below, @ONE walks us through this easy process.

 

You can change your Course Home Page to reflect one of five layout options:

 

  • The Recent Activity Dashboard
  • Pages Front Page
  • The Course Modules
  • The Assignment List
  • Syllabus

 

Remember - Only Published pages can be set as the Front Page.

 

Watch Now: Canvas - How Do I Change the Course Home Page? (Video)

Would you like to know right away when your grades have been posted?

 

This information is great for Canvas students, or for Canvas instructors who want to inform students how to receive Grade notifications. Students have the option of receiving grade alerts right away, daily, or weekly. In the following quick video, @ONE demonstrates how to set this up. Enjoy!

 

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Watch Now: Canvas - Grade Notifications (Video)

Are you considering adding a prerequisite Module to your course?

 

When you setup prerequisite modules, students must complete a module before moving to the next module. This is a great way to make sure your students are completing their course work in the manner intended. The following video will show you how to add, and remove prerequisite Modules. Enjoy!
Please note:
  • You cannot prevent a student from accessing an upcoming module unless prerequisites have been set for the prior modules.
  • For each module, you can only set prerequisite modules that come before a specific module.
  • You may need to reorder modules to create correct prerequisite availability.
  • You can also require students to complete requirements within a module.

  • You can only add prerequisites if you have added at least one module

 

Watch Now: How Do I Set up Prerequisite Modules? (Video)

Are you aware you can weight your Canvas course based on Assignment Groups?

 

Doing this can help make calculating grades more efficient and less time consuming.

 

In this quick video, @ONE walks us through how to weight the final course grades based on Assignment Groups.

 

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Watch Now: Canvas -Weight Course Based on Assignment Groups (Video)