• Fiddling whilst PowerPoint turns

    I updated a post I wrote a while back which was all about Web2 tools that you can embed into a Canvas page. I have used Web2 tools with a number of different learning platforms and like the fact you can embe...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Choosing a WordPress Knowledgebase for Student led Digital Learning Support

    We have a number of student helpers who support out digital learning ambitions by helping out at our BSN Genius Bar. The Genius Bar is run by student for other students.   If a student has a problem with their d...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Student Run School HelpDesk

    Next week, prior to our 'launch' in January we begin a student run lunchtime helpdesk for Canvas problems.   The helpdesk will be managed by our digital learning leaders. Their job will be to answer questions th...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Instructional Help Guides

    When supporting staff, I tend to create two different types of help resources Step by step printed guides with images Camtasia videos   I have now started to write stripped down, bitesize, text-only instructio...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Michelin Star Menus..

    We have been encouraging departments to create engaging and eye-catching Home Pages for their courses. Here is a selection of ones shared with me. I wrote a Help Guide to take staff through it - click here  
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Canvas Tool Guide for Teachers

    As a former Moodle user I was blown away by this resource originally designed by the great Joyce Seitzinger: http://www.cats-pyjamas.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MoodleToolGuideforTeachers_May2010_JS.pdf so I went a...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • H5P - Free Interactive Content Creation with HTML5

    As an ex-Moodle user I still keep in touch with developments on the 'other' platform. I recently stumbled across a post in my Twitter stream that looked intriguing: I am always very interested in interactive content....
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Improving Layout of Embedded Media

    I embed a lot of media in Content pages from YouTube to PowerPoint to an assortment of Web 2 tools (Web 2.0 Tools) A quick an easy tip to make them flow with other text is to add in a border with a slight gap. &...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Embedding Web 2.0 Tools

    Web2.0 tools are software features freely available on the web that you can embed on a Canvas Page. The benefits of using the tools is that they can increase engagement and enthusiasm in learning as many of them offer...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Creating a Voting Form with Microsoft Forms

    Every year we do the Brilliant Book Award at school. A number of books are shortlisted, students are encouraged to read them and then vote on which they think is the best. There are two awards - one for middle school ...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Canvas TeachMeet, June 15th 2018 Bromsgrove, West Midlands, U.K.

    Hello, hola, and howdy!   If you love CanvasLMS and want to share best practice ideas with likeminded professionals, come along on Friday June 15th and participate in our TeachMeet.   Participants are comin...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Tis the Season in Community

    Last night, the Community Team was awakened by rustling sounds in their kitchen. Several Canvas Product Pandas from the Feature Ideas Factory had invaded their pantry for some holiday cookies. (Too bad the only thing ...
    chrisw
    created by chrisw