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GideonWilliams
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Need Canvas App to do this better than Edmodo but can't see how?

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Our Head of Maths challenged me to find a way that Canvas can equal or improve upon how he responds to student problems. Here is the current scenario

Student messages him on his iPad through an Edmodo group about a particular Maths problem on an exam paper.

Head of Maths reads the problem on his iPad then opens up a copy of the exam paper (which he has as a PDF) on Doceri. He then records and annotates a multimedia solution on Doceri. Once saved he then pushes it back to the student using the link to Edmodo. Student get a copy of response in a very few number of clicks.

My questions to everyone is:

How using the Canvas App, an iPad and Doceri could he replicate this

How could he perform the same task (with animations/recordings) using Canvas but not necessarily involve Doceri?

Its not a game breaker but you know how important it is when getting departments on board to show them that their current practice can be equalled or improved! I have tried to find a way but struggling a little.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions....

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

The Canvas app isn't designed for document annotation (which I wouldn't say is a limitation; that's just not it's function.)

But fear not! The use case you described is supported exactly as you described it. (Generalized) steps below:

  1. Student sends the instructor a question via the Inbox in Canvas (for example, would also work with a Discussion reply, Announcement comment, etc)
  2. The instructor opens Doceri and marks up/talks over/annotates an answer to the student's question
  3. The instructor returns to the Canvas app and replies to the message, attaching the video he created (by pressing the little paperclip attachment icon)

The student learns, the instructor teaches, and only an iPad need be involved. :smileycool:

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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @GideonWilliams ​, I've shared this with the Teaching Math in Canvas​ group in the hope that they will rise to your challenge.  Smiley Happy

You are such a superstar

dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

The Canvas app isn't designed for document annotation (which I wouldn't say is a limitation; that's just not it's function.)

But fear not! The use case you described is supported exactly as you described it. (Generalized) steps below:

  1. Student sends the instructor a question via the Inbox in Canvas (for example, would also work with a Discussion reply, Announcement comment, etc)
  2. The instructor opens Doceri and marks up/talks over/annotates an answer to the student's question
  3. The instructor returns to the Canvas app and replies to the message, attaching the video he created (by pressing the little paperclip attachment icon)

The student learns, the instructor teaches, and only an iPad need be involved. :smileycool:

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Fantastic David.

Works really well.

I now realise that my original question missed out a key element whereby the student may also send the teacher a PDF or picture of the question which the teacher then annotates upon directly.

Same process would apply, with the 1.5th step of downloading the PDF/image/attachment the student sent to the instructor. Smiley Happy