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Renee Carney
In the face of disruption and uncertainty, educators are finding ways to provide continuity and stability through innovation. Some are reaching out directly to their students, some are lifting and educating other teachers, some are sharing their brilliance with anyone in the world—and some are doing all of these. If you’re in education, you’ve… (Show more)
Renee Carney
If you would like to connect with students using Google Hangouts Meet as your conferencing tool, you have the ability to add a Hangout to your Canvas Course, Course Announcement, Module or via Calendar. The Google Hangouts Meet will start when you join and will run until all users leave. You do not have to update the link to start a new session.… (Show more)
Renee Carney
From time to time, we've held blogging challenges in the Canvas Community, and the contributed content has been amazing. Recently, it's been noticed that there's a need for content that focuses on student privacy and, more specifically, FERPA.    Like always, share your insight and then learn from others. Get involved, and encourage others to do… (Show more)
Renee Carney
  “How do we love thee, let us count the ways”... Never mind, that would take us 601,770 minutes, or 10k hours, at a minimum [that’s allocating one minute for every Community member]! Let’s do a little contest instead!   With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we want to demonstrate our love and affection for the fabulous Community by providing… (Show more)
Renee Carney
Greetings, Canvas world!   As I am sitting thinking about my proposal for InstructureCon2020, I thought, wouldn't it be a great idea if CanvasAdvocates had space where they can present to other users from a direct end-user perspective! These presentations can stretch from beginner to advanced or even open Q and A panel with a panel of "Canvas… (Show more)
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)
jsowalsk@umd.edu
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 alike benefit from clarifying the skills needed to succeed and the mental preparation needed to prime students for online success.  … (Show more)
Renee Carney
Updated 1/23/2020 with new RCE information 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… (Show more)