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A Fond Farewell to the Community for Now

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting any of you face-to-face because I really could not travel due to back pain issues, I wanted to say farewell to the Community, as it is these same health i...

05-12-2020

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Can there be a way to specify which quiz type is used?

Given the questions that I see in the Q & A‌ forum that ask about quizzes, it is not always possible from the question alone to determine which version of quizzes someone is using: New Quizze...

02-27-2020

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Giving a badge via email in editor no longer working?

Hi Folks - Is it just me, or is the ability to add something like a "welcome" badge for a user no longer working within the Community's rich content editor?  This is what I got this morning w...

01-27-2020

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What is meant by "Late Submissions"

What, exactly, is meant by the number of students with Late Submissions   or, for that matter, the definition of   On Time   looking at the student table view in the Beta Analytic...

10-16-2018

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Microsoft Acquires Flipgrid

I personally do not use this, but I know many of you out there DO, so this news--just announced within the past hour--may be of interest to you:   Microsoft extends education push with a...

06-18-2018

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Easy to Use Google Sheet for Interpreting Your Roll Call Attendance Report

This document is meant to provide an easier way for faculty to see their Roll Call Attendance results with a minimal amount of effort. It's in many ways a supplement to my longer document in the Comm...

10-10-2017

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Anyone else seeing black-colored hyperlinks while in the RCE?

Perhaps I missed something on the latest Release Notes, though I double-checked things.  I started seeing this yesterday, and just got my first faculty email on it. On my campus, at least, while...

09-19-2017

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Tips for Designing and Maintaining Blueprint Courses

Blueprint Courses were introduced with the June 24, 2017 release and are one of the coolest features introduced by Canvas, in this writer's humble opinion.  As an administrator, I thought it was...

08-05-2017

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Possible bug with modules and quizzes with minimal score requirements?

Final Update-6/29/2017 Well, THIS certainly took an unanticipated turn!  Apparently, this is now correct behavior.  Here is Instructure's answer to this issue: I went ahead and co...

06-28-2017

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Anyone else seeing a change in Roll Call Attendance icons?

Ah, everyone's favorite topic:  Roll Call Attendance!  A faculty member just pointed out to me that the "present" or "absent" icons are missing in Attendance.  I checked various other ...

02-01-2017

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Creating Multiple Assignments in Canvas at the Same Time Using iMacros

Update - This document has now largely been superseded by Canvas' cool ability to now duplicate assignments and duplicate pages.  Both work exactly as advertised and have been tremendous additio...

11-17-2016

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Potential due time issue with Macmillan Launchpad

I just wanted to share with you folks an issue we have run across that a Psychology faculty member made me aware of.  The Macmillan Launchpad LTI is apparently having a due time issue.  An ...

08-25-2016

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Friendly advice: Disable "Use remote version of Rich Content Editor AND sidebar"

UPDATE - October 7, 2016 The majority of issues expressed below have been corrected--though in fact the Feature Option that includes the Sidebar is NO longer listed for administrators.  There ...

08-21-2016

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What the Setup Checklist Does Not Tell You

I generally like the idea of the Setup Checklist that is part of every unpublished Canvas course site, especially the sense of humor that Instructure uses throughout the page. While some are, admitte...

08-14-2016

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Non-Graded Assignments: How They are Seen by Students and Faculty

The newly-introduced feature of Final Grade Exclusion in the August 6, 2016 Release Notes prompted me to create a table that illustrates what faculty and students will see not only with the new featu...

08-02-2016

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Using the Roll Call Report: A Guide for People Who Do Not Use Excel

This document is intended to assist those who want to know exactly how many classes all of your students have missed at the end of a term…something Roll Call will not do for you on its own.  Thi...

05-03-2016

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Assignment due times now defaulting to 11:59 PM?

Did I miss this in a release note somewhere?  I was updating documentation based on the Assignments menu and the "new look" ASSIGN area at the bottom, and noticed that when I input a due date th...

06-09-2015

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I am currently the Associate CTLE Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. I provide faculty with workshops on Canvas as well as one-on-one assistance, video overviews, help with online instruction, etc. I have a Master's in both Library & Information Science as well as Computer Information Systems. I started out as a librarian, so that may account for why I'm happy to help others in the Community addressing various issues; that good ol' service attitude goes with the territory of once being a librarian! I have lived in the state of Illinois my entire life.
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