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Canvas Engagement - FastTrack Video Series
What is the Canvas FastTrack Video Series?
Since Canvas was founded, in 2011, administrators have taken many different approaches to how they rollout Canvas at their institutions. There is not one perfect "one size fits all" way for everyone to implement Canvas and garner the attention and engagement to which most aspire.
The "Canvas FastTrack Video Series" is a quick video guide for teachers to help with the alignment of Canvas tools with SAMR and the ways to perpetually increase user engagement! For the next 40 days we will present a new 2 1/2 minute video to the Community starting with the Substitution level of SAMR. Everyone is encouraged to reply and share their personal insight, experiences, and advice.
Have an idea for a FastTrack topic: SHARE YOUR IDEAS FOR FUTURE QUESTIONS, HERE
Here's a listing of the FastTrack Videos...
|Date:||Canvas FastTrack Video Topic:|
|March 7th|| FastTrack Episode 1: Announcements - Extra Extra Read all About It!|
|March 8th||FastTrack Episode 2: Video Announcements - Level Up your Announcements|
|March 10th||FastTrack Episode 4: Calendar - Time is of the Essence|
|March 11th||FastTrack Episode 5: Worksheets - Quick Distribution of Worksheet/Handouts|
|March 14th||FastTrack Episode 6: Homepage - Make it a Website but Better!|
|March 15th||FastTrack Episode 7: Media Tool - Take Two! Video Tools|
|March 16th||FastTrack Episode 8: Featured Items - Student Spotlights, Features & Course Vignettes|
|March 17th||FastTrack Episode 9: Modules - The backbone of your Course|
|March 18th||FastTrack Episode 10: LTI's - Freebies We Love!|
|March 21st||FastTrack Episode 11: Student View - Do you know what they see?|
|March 22nd||FastTrack Episode 12: Student Submissions - Snap a Pic and Submit!|
|March 23rd||FastTrack Episode 13: Student Comments - Comments, Questions, Concerns|
|March 24th||FastTrack Episode 14: SpeedGrader App - Grade on the Fly!|
|March 25th||FastTrack Episode 15: Commons - Help me, Help you|
|March 28th||FastTrack Episode 16: Daily Assignments - Fast Fives, Bellwork, Daily Warm-up|
|March 29th||FastTrack Episode 17: Pages - Fun Sized and Bite Sized|
|March 30th||FastTrack Episode 18: Modules: Fun Formative Assessments|
|March 31st||FastTrack Episode 19: Submissions: Google, Office365, OneNote|
|April 1st||FastTrack Episode 20: Discussions: Chat about it!|
|April 4th||FastTrack Episode 21: Lights, Camera, Action!|
|April 5th||FastTrack Episode 22: 911, Where are your Emergency sub plans?|
|April 6th||FastTrack Episode 23: Flip it, Flip it real good!|
|April 7th||FastTrack Episode 24: Cloze Note Quizzes|
|April 8th||FastTrack Episode 25: Gallery Stroll through Canvas|
|April 11th||FastTrack Episode 26: Power of Immediate Feedback|
|April 12th||FastTrack Episode 27: Choose Your Own Learning Adventure|
|April 13th||FastTrack Episode 28: Pick a submission, any submission|
|April 14th||FastTrack Episode 29: Me, reviewing you, reviewing me?|
|April 15th||FastTrack Episode 30: Let's start a Journal!|
|FastTrack Episode 31: Students Track Progress|
|FastTrack Episode 32: Show & Tell|
|FastTrack Google & Canvas Episode 1: Graphic Organizers and Cloud Assignments|
|FastTrack Google & Canvas Episode 2: Versioning of Assignments for Revision with Google|
|FastTrack Google & Canvas Episode 3: Whole Class Collaboration on a Google Document|
|FastTrack Google & Canvas Episode 4: Collaboration Tool with Canvas & Google|
|FastTrack Google & Canvas Episode 5: Embed in an Assignment for Text Entry submission|
|FastTrack Google & Canvas Episode 6: Embed Consumable Readings or Documents|
These are useful and quick videos and exactly a strategy I often recommend to instructors to inform and engage students in their online courses. Thank you to the folks who are working on these!
I agree, the videos are very nice! The short videos are a great length to engage users and open the conversation on a topic. It would be nice if we were able to grab the embed code of these videos so we add them easily into Canvas pages. It was something that can be done with the Canvas Guide videos in Vimeo, but I don't see the options with these.
Thanks and keep up the good work!
These are great, @lstark !
Could you please upload your captions to YouTube? Right now it is "auto-generated" which won't allow us to use these for our 113 colleges.
If you aren't able to caption these, can we download the videos and upload them to our own YouTube account with captions we type out?
Hi @teraulbert ,
Thanks for the feedback! I will reach out to our Social Media department about captioning on YouTube, in the meantime, feel free to download them and share them on your own YouTube Channel with Captioning. In the spirit of openness here at Instructure, the more visibility the better. I believe our YouTube delay is about a week.
Was there a reason that Eps 11-20 were not included in the uploads to Youtube? I found several of them to be very helpful and wanted to included them, via embedding, in some PD, but they are not in the Fast Track playlist. Ep 1-10 and 21-30 are there, which I am very glad are there and have been able to include them. I was just hoping the others would be there as well.
Hi @tankovpa ,
Thank you so much for reaching out, our social media team just got the videos last week. So hopefully this week they will get those missing items up.
Deep apologies for the delay, we got a little behind the mark on the uploads to YouTube. On an exciting note, there will be more videos coming to the series in late July for Parents, Students and more ideas on Canvas & SAMR.
I agree with many of the previous comments! This was a GREAT starting point for me as a new Canvas Admin....especially when there are SO MANY resources to get up and running. Specifically, the ideas for integration or use of the canvas platform will be extremely beneficial for teachers to start thinking of new ways to design instruction. I will definitely be leveraging these videos for teachers who are eager to explore using Canvas in their classrooms. Now I am off to check out your Fast Track Admin Series! Thank you for putting these resources together!
I am first time in this community. Very early in Canvas familiarization. Perplexed at the use of, what I assume, is the acronym, SAMR, without an initial definition of what SAMR stands for. Yes, I am aware that with html it is possible to provide a definition via a popup. Or a link to the precise definition could be provided. These of technique are not employed in the above example. This is, dare I use VERY, unfriendly to a new user. Bang STOP.
Must define this term, it is important. I used Apple "look up Reference." It returned the reference to the Samaritan alphabet. Hummm, I don't believe that is correct, is it? To leverage some humor here (because I realize my frustration is bleeding through), in the Star Trek Original Series the often quoted Dr McCoy character says "Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a ......." Ha! I am a Doctor but not the kind that understands this acronym.
IF, I did this in a manuscript for publication, or an English 101 essay, it would prompt a REJECT or Considerably lower score. That is unless the audience was very narrow and in this case the manuscript would guide the authors and readers of accepted acronyms. I suppose I need to hunt down said accepted acronyms for this community. Not.
Conclusion. This, my initial attempt to learn from Instructure's user community. This first dive into the pool of knowledge has resulted in a 'lower score' impression. Fast Track to Learning requires some unstated level of prowess with previous knowledge. Yikes! Or this is simply a carless condensing look down the nose at newbies.
What is the citation for the original "Dr. Puentedura’s SAMR Model of Technology Integration", as I have discovered is what is referred to in the above article, to correct this 'borrowing' of intellectual work of scholarship with out crediting the originating author? I find this http://hippasus.com/resources/sweden2010/SAMR_TPCK_IntroToAdvancedPractice.pdf, but this does not seem to be a peer reviewed publication and I would like to read the publication.