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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)

In this video, @ONE walks us through how to create Canvas buttons! If you are unfamiliar with Canvas buttons, please see the image below for a preview of what they can look like. Users can click these navigational buttons to be taken to specific parts of the course.


This is done in Canvas using CSS classes that are predefined in Canvas, but don't be intimidated! You do not need to know much about CSS to create them. This video will demonstrate how to use the Canvas Style Guide to create buttons like these in your Canvas pages. Here is a link to the Canvas Style Guide to access after viewing the video: Have fun!


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Watch Now: Canvas - How to Create Buttons (video)

If you are seeing this post, you have already found your way to the Canvas Community. For those new to the community, the Canvas community is an invaluable resource for any regular Canvas user.


In this quick video, @ONE demonstrates how to setup your Canvas Community profile. You’ll find this to be a key destination for asking questions and finding answers about Canvas. Take a look!


(Before  doing this, be sure that you’ve already created your free for teachers Canvas account. This is a video which walks through that process.


Watch Now : Canvas - How to Create a Community Profile

Do you need a Canvas Account for


In this quick video, @ONE covers how to sign up for a Free-For-Teachers Canvas account through the website. After creating your account, you’ll be able to login to Canvas at with the email and the password that you setup. Give it a try!


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Watch Now: Canvas - How to Create a Free Teacher Account

Adding a rubric to your Canvas Discussion is easy!


In this quick video, @ONE walks us through adding a rubric to a Discussion in Canvas. In Canvas, rubrics are added to discussions after the discussion has already been created. You have the option to create a rubric for a specific discussion, or you can find an existing rubric to use for your discussion. Check it out!


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Watch Now: Canvas - Add Rubric to Discussion (Video)

Did you know Canvas has existing grading rubrics ready for you to use?


When you’re adding a rubric to a discussion or an assignment, you’ll have the option to find already created rubrics that are available to you on the system. This allows system administrators to create institution-wide rubrics to share with instructors across their Canvas instance. Individual instructors can also create rubrics at the course level to reuse within and across their courses. In the quick video below, @ONE shows us how to find these rubric! Enjoy!


Watch Now: Canvas - How to Find a Rubric

Are you looking for a way to set up your Canvas Announcements ahead of time?


In this quick, 2 minute video, @ONE walks us through how to schedule an announcement to be posted at a later date in time. This is a great way to automate any of those announcements you know you want posted on specific future dates. Enjoy!


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Watch Now: Canvas - How to Schedule an Announcement (Video)

Instructors - Did you know you can send messages to students from the Canvas Gradebook page?


You can even select groups of students who fit selected criteria.


In the quick video below, @ONE walks us through how to do this, step-by-step. Enjoy!


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Watch Now: Canvas - How to Send a Message From the Gradebook

If you're new to Canvas, you may be wondering how to send messages to students.


This is important for one-on-one communication and sending messages to groups of students; both of which are essential for distance education.


In this quick video, @ONE walks us through how to send a message to students from your Canvas Inbox.


Watch Now: Canvas: How to Send a Message to Students from Inbox


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Grading rubrics are essential for setting expectations for your students.


They also make grading simpler and more efficient for instructors.


In the following video @ONE shows us how to create a Grading rubric for your Canvas course assignments. The instructions are quick (less than 2 minutes) and easy!


Watch Video Now: Canvas -How to Create a Rubric for Your Assignment


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Are you interested in learning how to create a Self Enrollment Registration for your online Canvas course?


This is a great option if you wish to give potential students the ability to self-enroll in your course by simply sharing a secret URL, or code with them.


In the following quick video, @ONE shows us how to create a Self Enrollment Registration step-by-step. It also includes links to videos on creating an Instructure Canvas Account, and creating an Instructure Canvas Community Profile. Enjoy!


Watch Now: How To Create a Self Enrollment Registration for Your Course

Digital Content Curation - the process of collecting, organizing and sharing information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest.


In this Webinar titled, "Digital Content Curation For The 21st Century Teacher," instructor Alexis Alexander shows us how to find, organize, re-use and share digital educational content for use in your online, hybrid or face-to-face classroom.


The term curation in the past commonly referred to museum and library professionals. It has since been adapted to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools to find and organize digital content. Digital content curation is an occupation that is open to all teachers and learners. Instructors are using online content curation tools in the classroom to:


  • Locate, organize and disseminate content to create digital resources for students in online and flipped classrooms.
  • Collect and share articles in a discipline with students.
  • Foster discussion about current events.
  • Encourage students to become both content creators and curators.
  • Teach students to use social media tools for education
  • Help students gain access to the ‘collective intelligence’ of the Internet.


In this presentation, Alexis also discusses:


  • Andragogy
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Active Learning


Enjoy the entire webinar below!


Watch Now: @ONE Digital Content Curation For The 21st Century (Webinar)

In this video, presenter, Donna Eyestone, gives us a sneak peak of @ONE's Making Effective Instructional Videos self-paced course. She guides us through the first couple Modules of the course covering the following topics:


Module One - Preparing For And Recording Your Video Clips

  • The Power of Video
  • Our Process
  • Storyboarding
  • Scriptwriting
  • Getting Your Accounts Ready
  • Recording Your Computer Screen
  • Recording Yourself With A Web Camera


Module Two - Editing Your Clips Into A Polished Movie

  • The Power of Editing
  • Create Your YouTUbe Project
  • Trim Your Clips
  • Titles And Credits
  • Transitions
  • Still Pictures
  • Using Music
  • Adding Video From Others
  • Publishing Your Edited Video
  • Adding Captions
  • Embedding Your Edited Video


Video Intro -

Get a sneak peek at our newest self-paced online course that will have you making excellent screencasts and instructional videos with free, online tools. The course is filled with nearly 40 short videos (a total of 1 hour) and extensive screen shots and guidance on how to create, edit, caption and embed videos into your own online course or website.


Watch Now: Effective Instructional Videos

In this video presentation titled, "How to Make Distant Education Less Distant: Using Video to Boost Instructor Presence", Southwestern College Composition and Literature Instructor, Tracy Schaelen, explains how she utilizes videos in her online classroom. Topics discussed included:


  • Why Make Videos
  • Uses For Video
    • Website Greeting
    • Video Tour of the Course
    • Intro to a New Unit
    • Video Announcement
    • Video Feedback on Student Work
  • How Students Respond to Videos
  • Recording Tools


Video Introduction -

Students love the convenience and in-depth learning online education offers, but they often report that they miss the human element—the conversations and sense of community that develop in a traditional classroom. Communicating through video is a powerful way to put yourself into the virtual classroom with your students, to help them see you as a real person rather than a computer program. Recording videos for your students can reduce their anxiety, increase participation, and help learners feel more connected to their instructor. And it’s fun! In this webinar, we will discuss how to infuse video into an online class, strategies for video creation, and specific steps for getting started.


Watch Now: Using Video To Boost Instructor Presence For Distant Education

Canvas made some great updates earlier this month (April 2, 2016)!


The video screencast below explains these features and updates including new ways to work with the following areas:


April 2, 2016 New Features

  • Account Settings
  • Permission

April 2, 2016 Updates

  • Assignments
  • Global Announcements
  • Notifications
  • Gradebook
  • Speedgrader
  • People
  • Quizzes
  • Theme Editor


Watch Now: 2016-04-02 New Feature Screencast

You can also review the Comprehensive Release Notes here.