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Renee Carney
“What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet   What’s in a name? What does it mean? Why is it important?  A name is a set of words that a person, place or thing is known or addressed by. Names are important. They are one of the first things we get when we are born,… (Show more)
Renee Carney
2019 Canvas Advocates are now making the difficult decisions of where to display their sweet badge and when to flaunt their exclusive swag! Now is exactly the right time for you to get in on the 2020 action!   This past summer the Canvassador program was updated to be more inclusive (translatable and accessible) of our global user community,… (Show more)
Hi instructors,   At the University of Maryland, we created a tutorial for instructors to help them utilize Canvas effectively. In the tutorial, we mention and call Canvas, ELMS-Canvas or ELMS which stands for Enterprise Learning Management System and we call the place where faculty can manage their courses e.g. splitting off a single section of…
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Renee Carney
The rising popularity of online college courses creates new opportunities for completion and success. Unfortunately, more students who sign up for online courses also fail or wash out!  Students and instructors both benefit from clarifying the skills needed to succeed and the mental preparation needed to prime students for online success.   While… (Show more)
Renee Carney
Updated 1/14/2020 Introduction A new year and a new semester is a time of renewal.  As you refresh and revise your courses for the coming semester, please consider making your content more accessible.   I hope you've heard that word, but here's what you really need to know about accessibility: it's about making your content easy for everyone to… (Show more)