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Maximizing Canvas

I'm using Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing as a tool for students to interact on projects. I've set up a few rooms for them to use but would like to find a way to utilize Canvas to help schedule time slots. My first thought was to create an editable Page with a table (name/date/time...) where students can claim their date/time. One concern is with students potentially removing content or deleting the table all together. I understand that restoring the content using the Page History functionality would solve that, but it's an added step I'd like not to worry about. Also, when editing in Student View, I was able to access the Files repository via the Page Tools--an area I would rather students not have access to that area.

My question: Is there a tool, LIT or method that I'm over looking within Canvas that will make scheduling a much smoother process? If creating an editable Page is the only way, then I can make it work. Appreciate the feedback.

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Hi there alfredo.alcantar@sjsu.edu​...

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but I thought I'd at least mention it...  I recently saw a posting from mpoole@sps.edu​ where she was using Google Docs/Google Drive and something called "Choice Eliminator".  You can read more about it here: Re: Is there a way to create a sign-up sheet?  I've not tried "Choice Eliminator" myself, but that may be the easiest option...and it appears to be free, too!  Would this work for you and your students?

You had also asked about the "Files" button that you'd like your students to not see.  You can customize the order of those buttons on the left side of your course by following this Canvas Guide: How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?

Also, just so you know, I'm going to tag your question with keywords so that it is easier to search for in case other people have similar questions.

Thanks!

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Chris,

Thank you for the quick response and ideas! I'm excited explore Choice

Eliminator.

Best,

Alfredo

Alfredo Alcantar

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Kona,

I didn't think about the Scheduler. I'm glad I posted my question I now

have a few good options to explore.

Thank you!

-Alfredo

Alfredo Alcantar

LMS Services Coordinator

San José State University

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