We all know that Canvas has an awesome Modules feature, but few instructors take advantage of all its capabilities (e.g., setting sequential order, using text headers, sharing Modules with fellow teachers, etc.). From guiding access to improving visual appeal, this session is for anyone who wants to know everything about Modules.
Presenter: Tracey DeLillo - Alamo Colleges
Session recording: Video Link : 1558
Location Map & Room: ARCHES
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Most of my session was a live demo, not slides, but I will definitely put together a synopsis as soon as I can. Also, don't forget that the session was recorded and will eventually be available (technical difficulties and all )
I promised during the session to share a couple of the sites I found useful for unicode symbols and ascii art. Sorry it took me a few days to get to it ("Post InstructureCon Fatigue" should be a recognized medical disorder ).
Unicode: Miscellaneous Symbols — Unicode Character Table (Note the drop-down menu on the upper right, which will lead you to more symbols than what you see in the "miscellaneous" list)
Ascii art: 1 Line Art | ASCII art in one line
As mentioned, I just copy them from those sites and paste them into my text headers (or wherever ).
Enjoy! Share other sites if you find good ones...
Okay, so here's a general overview of my session (since I didn't do PowerPoint). I picked three topics to go into a little detail about, since there was no way to actually cover "everything about Modules" in 30 minutes or less. I will make sure to link to the session video when it's available.
1. Module Settings:
If you want students to do everything in the modules in perfect sequential order, the settings should look something like this:
☆ IMPORTANT NOTE☆
Checking the "Students must move through requirements..." checkbox without adding any requirements will do nothing. This is the main takeaway, because people do it all. the. time. Very understandably. Please see the feature request if you'd like to see this work better.
Other general tips:
2. Sharing modules with other instructors (or with yourself, from course to course)
I demo'd two ways to do it. I had cute little sped-up videos showing the process, but I'll just link to the perfectly wonderful Canvas guides.
3. Module design tips
"Super headers" - Create a new module and use the Module Name field to add anything you'd put in a regular text header...
Blank text headers to set things apart...
Unicode symbols or ascii characters to draw the eye...
And then there was a text header panda (which I tried to get trending on Twitter, but textheaderpanda just didn't catch fire...)
Hope this helps somewhat!