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Message students who!!

    Dear Canvas, One of my favorite quick and easy ways to reach out to students and keep in contact with them is the "Message Students Who" option in the gradebook!  &n...

02-12-2020

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Unconference - InstructureCon 2019

The  InstructureCon 2019  Unconference   runs from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm on Friday, June 12, and will start in Grand Ballroom A (GB A) of the Conference Center. Breakfast and lunc...

07-11-2019

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Taking the Mystery out of Mastery Paths

Presentation for "Taking the Mystery out of Mastery Paths."

07-11-2019

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Macro help with the new Gradebook!

Greetings amazing programmers and developers! I would like to humbly ask for some assistance with a problem stemming from the new gradebook. The full story can be found here - GET THE RED INK OU...

01-03-2019

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New Gradebook Comparison Chart.docx

12-06-2018

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New Gradebook Comparison Chart.pdf

12-06-2018

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Functionality Comparison: Current vs. New Canvas Gradebook

To help with the transition from the current Canvas gradebook to the New Gradebook I created the following functionality comparison. This is a working document, so feel free to comment on if you thin...

12-06-2018

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Grade Detail Tray

The Grade Detail Tray is a tool in the New Gradebook that makes it fast and easy to view and enter grades, submission status, and comments, both by individual assignment or student. In addition,...

12-06-2018

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Ken's Adventures at InstructureCarn

Hi! My name is Ken and this is the story of my InstructureCarn adventure.    Things started out normal enough... canvasbaby‌ brought me and Barbie along for the annual Jones family r...

08-05-2018

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Energize your class with Student-Centered Course Design

Here are resources, video, and PowerPoint file (attached) for my InstructureCon 2018 session - "Energize your class with Student-Centered Course Design." If you have any questions please let me know!...

08-03-2018

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Arc users at InstructureCon??

Hey there fellow Arc users! Is anyone interested in an informal meet up of Arc users at InstructureCon this year? My school just got Arc in May so we are total newbies and I'd love to meet up with ot...

06-01-2018

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Screen Capture Editing Tools for Studio

We just started using Arc (now Stuido) this last week (yes, total newbie!!) and as we went to build our Internal training guides realized that there wasn't a lot of documentation offered on how to us...

05-25-2018

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Why should YOU attend the InstructureCon 2018 Unconference?

Yes, the presentations at InstructureCon are amazing, but what if instead of just one person sharing and talking about a topic, there was an opportunity for a number of people to share and collaborat...

04-21-2018

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What is an Unconference?

As the definition above (from Google) implies, an unconference is an informal participant-driven meetup where those who attend decide on the topics and agenda. Participants are the ones who facilitat...

04-20-2018

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Sorting the find a question bank dialogue

Per a conversation on this document - Sorting the Find a Rubric dialog - it would be great if there was a Canvancement that would sort the find a question bank dialogue box. Right now when ...

01-10-2018

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Day 2: Overlooked Canvancements

On the second day of Canvasmas, the Canvas Community gave to me: two overlooked Canvancements...   Canvancements are Canvas enhancements created by  @James ‌ to fill in the g...

12-25-2017

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Student Experience With Canvas Survey

This is the pdf of the survey we send out to students once a year via Survey Monkey.

08-16-2017

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InstCon Party Propaganda

It seems like a number of people missed the detailed email that came out with extra information about the "InstCon Party Propaganda" so I'm going to go ahead and post the text of the email here. T...

07-17-2017

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No Need to Blame Canvas

Resources for InstructureCon 2017‌ presentation - No Need to Blame Canvas - coming soon!

07-13-2017

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Top Instructor/Student Issues

As part of my InstructureCon 2017‌ presentation I'm going to go through some of the top issues Instructors and Students have with Canvas. The catch? They are things that CAN be fixed/avoided! So not ...

07-11-2017

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Kona Jones is Director of the Teaching & Learning Center and Faculty Academy Coordinator at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. She is responsible for developing faculty training materials, overseeing faculty professional development, providing instructional design and pedagogical support to faculty, and is responsible for assessing online courses and initiatives. Kona loves teaching and is an adjunct instructor of statistics and developmental psychology, and in 2019 she was awarded Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Her passion is student success and, more specifically, assessing how different initiatives can improve online student retention. Kona was technical editor of the 2022 Canvas for Dummies book and is a Canvas Advocate, contributing extensively in the online Canvas Community and beyond. She has M.S. degrees in Quantitative and Cognitive Psychology, Undergraduate B.S. degrees in Biology, Psychology, & History, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology Leadership.
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