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Actually began a test build

After reading most of the late afternoon into the early evening and making plenty of bookmarks upon postings I wanted to see what I could come up with. Interestingly enough I managed to pull together a home page and the beginnings of a module classroom structure. I now have gone as far as organizing and planning how to research and plan out how to build out the LMS classroom structure lectures. By determining that I feel it will then help me create the weekly discussions then move onto the phases of weekly quizzes, projects, etc.

Now that I am more aware of the moving around the LMS it gives me a better feel for creation and not as shy to step out and do something. Smiley Happy The classroom build is a very slow process and I don't mind taking my time as I find myself making use of friendly notes on canvas commons, reading notes from other members then going back to my writing and research then I feel confident enough to begin working on the test build of my classroom structure. Smiley Happy I'm slowly getting there with putting the links together and I haven't attempted to even try changing the buttons yet; that just blows my mind. For now I think everything is going to stay at default until more confidence is created but I know eventually it will come as I'm finding the more I work with Canvas the easier it is becoming to use in development. Smiley Happy

A brief note I did want to share is I have been using MS OneNote for everything since my corporate days and as a habit I started taking notes during my reading yesterday on Canvas. One thing led to another and when I began the creation of this classroom I created a new section within the Canvas binder and started to form the organization and plan the various phases how each weekly module would be created. Since I work with MS Word daily I'm actually going to build what looks similar to a white paper, for lack of term, break down the modules by sub-header then write them out as I want each one to appear on Canvas. I chose MS Word as it will be easy for me to use that application and also have the Internet open for research if I need to look up something specific while writing.

When research is completed I can then copy and paste onto each weekly module after it has been given a title. After that phase is completed I can then use each written section to create the following phases of discussion questions, weekly quizzes, etc until everything is completed. Then I can move onto testing out the course flow. I will be writing this out in MS Word Doc and am happy to share it with anyone who would like to see a copy once it is complete.


Regards,

Sue

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apageor2@gmail.com, I would love to see a copy of your "white paper" once it's completed!

A word of advice from someone who's been there: Copying and pasting from MS Word can bring some wonky formatting into the Canvas RCE. So don't spend a lot of time formatting your Word documents. Instead, copy and paste the plain text into the Canvas RCE, or use the "Clear Formatting" button after you've pasted it into the RCE, and do all your formatting in Canvas; it will save you a lot of time and headaches.

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Afternoon Stefanie,

Thanks for the response.. I've been toying with this option via MS Word and I do appreciate you mentioning it as that will help on how things are created. I can recall a few times how the encryption does react on matters as it shows those odd symbols and things... yikes, I surely don't want that to happen. Smiley Happy I am in full agreement with you there and will surely do my best to write up something simple rather than complex as I once planned now that I am aware how Canvas reacts. Thanks so much for making me aware of this and I will surely share a copy of what I have come up with once it is complete.

Regards,

Sue

PS - I just did the TOC layout for my organization and plan; call it OCD but it's one of those APA habits from my graduate days. :smileylaugh: