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Verifying activities in another course?

What is the best way for a teacher in one course to verify the activities completed in another course?  Specifically, all student are required to complete an Academic Integrity Quiz in an Academ...

01-13-2022

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Postman Paging

I've seen the posts from several years ago about this topic, but I've yet to actually find an answer yet, so I thought I'd ask here again. Has anyone found a way in Postman to automatically follow...

08-18-2021

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Spam Course Registrations

How is your institution dealing with the problem of spammers finding Canvas Catalog sites, self-registering and then self-enrolling in free open courses for the sole purpose of posting Spam messages....

12-11-2019

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Are your Instructional Designers faculty or staff?

In your organization, are your Instructional Designers considered faculty or staff as their primary designation?  I know many IDs also teach, so I'm not considering that ancillary function in my...

12-10-2019

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Where did the Canvas Course Collection go?

There used to be a Canvas Course Collection that had some really nice templates that faculty could browse and optionally download from the Canvas Guides page.  What happened to those or where ar...

06-12-2019

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Tracking ID Process with Automation

What do universities use to help track and automate the ID process workflow?  Specifically, is there some system where you can load a list of courses, start dates, assigned ID and have it send a...

05-07-2019

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Quality Matters myCR PDF?

I've got a quick question for any QM schools.  If your institution uses the myCR product to create customized rubrics, have you found a good way to create print versions of those customized rubr...

04-30-2019

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Modern Authentication

Baylor University just rolled out mandatory two-factor authentication to Office365 to combat the wave of phishing attacks hitting Higher Education this week and last.  For almost everything, thi...

09-20-2018

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Are there industry-standard certifications for Instructional Designers?

In certain fields, there are some globally recognized certifications that pretty much everybody accepts as being a valuable and valid certification.  Is there anything like that for Instructiona...

07-11-2018

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Permissions and Campus Roles

What do you do in Canvas for people at your university who have a title like "Student Records Coordinator" and have asked to have access to an entire sub-account's gradebooks in Canvas?  Do you ...

03-15-2018

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Access to Another's Courses

Does your institution have a formal policy that describes who is allowed to have access to another instructor's course in Canvas?  If so, would you kindly share your policy doc or URL? Specif...

08-01-2017

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Canvas themed CSS for LTI tools?

Does anyone have a simple CSS stylesheet that you'd be willing to share that mimics the basic style of the Canvas UI that you use in your own in-house LTI tools?  I just need something that'll m...

06-13-2017

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Reproduce Student View of Grades via API

We are looking for the simplest method to reproduce the information on the student's own view of the gradebook using an API tool.  The best we could come up with so far is using this to list all...

05-02-2017

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Custom LTI Placements

Has anyone been successful in getting some of the more unique LTI placements like " course_home_sub_navigation " or " course_settings_sub_navigation " working properly?  There are some tools tha...

05-01-2017

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Code Embed LTI Problems?

Is anyone else having any luck getting the {code embed} LTI tool to work successfully?  I keep getting internal server errors every time I attempt to save anything -- even the default comments o...

10-04-2016

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The Need For Privacy: FERPA and Title IX

If you haven't already seen the active discussion posted here ( New FERPA requirements for cross-listed courses! ), LeRoy Rooker, the director of the United States Department of Education's Family Po...

08-19-2016

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Find a real hidden treasure!

Similar to this Pandámon hunt , there are dozens of real hidden treasures all around you called Geocaches!  One of them (named after me) is hidden just up a short ways from the conference cente...

07-17-2016

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The Legend of Big John

Colorado is famous for several things, but one of which was the gold rush of 1859.  There were legends of miners from all over, but there was one big fellow from Louisiana who was particularly f...

07-15-2016

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I'm with the band...

During the conference, Instructure has promised to treat us to some legendary musical guests -- They Might Be Giants and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is...

07-15-2016

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Catch a Pokémon!

Be the first to post a picture here by the large landmark located at N 39.6068, W 105.9688 while catching a wild Pokémon from within the nearby feature.  If you don't already have the Pokémon Go...

07-14-2016

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As executive staff at Baylor University serving as Associate Director of Learning Systems, I have developed expertise in managing enterprise academic systems and technology services in higher education. My experience includes supervising a small team of highly-skilled professionals providing professional development services and system administration of enterprise academic systems including Blackboard Learn, Canvas by Instructure, Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Cisco Webex. My technical skills include system administration, managing cloud applications, load balancing, performance monitoring, and hardware scaling. My interests include new media tools, project management, communication, leadership, and discovering new resources to fill academic technology needs.
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