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sean_flaherty
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Webex & Cross-listed sections in Canvas

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I typically cross-list sections within Canvas because it makes my life much easier by creating assignments with due dates broken down based on the section each student is enrolled in.  I'm curious if the Webex integration will allow me to create meetings that are only shown to particular sections so that I can offer synchronous meetings for each section without students from a different section joining.

Has anybody tried this?

I'm hesitant to invest the time to cross-list and integrate Webex into Canvas if I'm not going to be able to create meetings for the specific sections/groups.  If it doesn't work, I have to ask the tech people on my campus to undo everything I've done and then I start over.

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johncrisford
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We have that this year.

I cross-listed my classes in Canvas. I have 5 science classes, and one Advisory (homework), teaching 8th grade Science.

In order to have separate virtual meetings, 1) I went to my WebEx account and set up a single meeting for each class (recurring). Then I took the URL link to that meeting and 2) pasted it into an assignment in Canvas. That assignment is only assigned to that one section, so no other students can see the link at all. 3) I then rolled out all of those assignments under one module, where students go to login to their virtual meetings.

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Since the Advisory class doesn't have assignments, I put their link in a Quiz (ungraded survey, no questions, just using the text box, available till the end of the year) and posted that Quiz info in a module specific to them.

Works like a charm. Technically, a student could send a friend the link to their class, but I haven't had it happen yet. 

John Crisford

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johncrisford
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We have that this year.

I cross-listed my classes in Canvas. I have 5 science classes, and one Advisory (homework), teaching 8th grade Science.

In order to have separate virtual meetings, 1) I went to my WebEx account and set up a single meeting for each class (recurring). Then I took the URL link to that meeting and 2) pasted it into an assignment in Canvas. That assignment is only assigned to that one section, so no other students can see the link at all. 3) I then rolled out all of those assignments under one module, where students go to login to their virtual meetings.

johncrisford_0-1598136810381.png

Since the Advisory class doesn't have assignments, I put their link in a Quiz (ungraded survey, no questions, just using the text box, available till the end of the year) and posted that Quiz info in a module specific to them.

Works like a charm. Technically, a student could send a friend the link to their class, but I haven't had it happen yet. 

John Crisford

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Thank you @johncrisford for taking the time to respond.  I appreciate it.

I have arrived at essentially the same solution and I think it'll work just fine.  I had just been hoping that the features associated with the new Webex integration would be more useful to those of us who cross-list sections. 

This is another example of needing to use some sort of workaround to get Canvas to do what we want/need it to do.  I think another approach could be creating groups within Webex Teams and using the Collaborations in place of Virtual Meetings but there are some consequences of that decision that I'm not sure I'm OK with.  For example, I believe once I've set up a group in Teams, they can all meet together without me.  While that functionality could be a good thing, it's another thing for me to try to keep track of to make sure that the interactions in that space when I'm not around are appropriate and maintain academic integrity standards.

Thanks for your reply! How do I post the recordings for the individual classes on canvas?

annadimarzio712
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