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Add a Section Filter on People roster

Most K-12 courses in Canvas have multiple sections nested within one course. At secondary level, that can be up to 180+ students that appear in the People roster list. In remote learning settings, it...

08-09-2020

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Add 'Comments' Field to Google Cloud Assignment Submission

As described here (access Formative Feedback via Canvas course), the Comments field that learners see when submitting assignments in Canvas is a highly valuable, if currently overlooked, mechanism to...

12-05-2017

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Empower Users to Determine Their Next Learning Steps

I recently reconfigured what was initially a PLC reflection rubric that I utilized with history teachers (in a previous life) into a Canvas Usage Reflection rubric. The idea was to blend the core ...

12-04-2017

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Pear Deck

Pear Deck is a tool that allows each student in a class to connect to an interactive presentation on any device, answer questions, etc. How does Pear Deck Work? - YouTube    We lic...

10-12-2017

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Ensure Quality Online Professional Learning Courses

I thought some of you might be interested in a presentation that I delivered earlier this week at Quality Matters 'Connect' conference in nearby Ft. Worth. The session focused on how we're using the ...

09-28-2017

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Summer Learning Courses: Take the Keys!

We worked hard to provide relevant and tiered professional learning offerings for our users this past summer. While these sessions were delivered in F2F environments (that allowed for participation b...

08-29-2017

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Quiz Security in Mobile: Challenge for Early Grades

I was speaking with 1st and 2nd grade teachers who are using Canvas quizzes via the iOS app on iPads. These are short, math-facts quizzes that are designed to provide rote practice via repetition. In...

05-04-2017

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SIS: TEAMS (Prologic)

As a  Canvas admin in a PK-12 district in Texas that uses a SIS called TEAMS, I wanted to create a discussion that could serve to facilitate communication between TEAMS and Canvas users going fo...

05-01-2017

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Doin' It Right?

Context Not only does Daft Punk have a song called Doin' It Right, it features (and this is not a lie) an artist known as Panda Bear. Have a listen to the irresistible track on YouTube.  Now...

04-26-2017

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Issue w/ Publicly-Visible Courses? Blame Mastery Paths (for now)

Context We use publicly visible courses for three primary reasons:  To allow us to use Canvas for training and/or professional learning purposes with a variety of audiences while not requirin...

04-19-2017

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Canvas as TV Drama

For whatever reason, I view the underlying tension in this thread (Idea System Broken?) as similar to that of a great TV series.   Here's a great one, by the way, that you may have miss...

04-19-2017

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Google Drive Submission - Beware .docx?

Context It was tough to find an existing resource on which this little troubleshooting advice would best fit, so I decided to just share it as a 'discussion'.  Problem A teacher-user was havi...

04-12-2017

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'App'reciation for Lessons Learned

Context For me, Canvas Trivia was a total disaster this week. While I have the Android Canvas (by Instructure) and Speedgrader apps on my mobile phone and I have all available apps on my iPad,...

04-07-2017

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I Can See Clearly Now (I've Cleared My Cache)!

Context Anyone supporting Canvas users for awhile has discovered the need to frequently troubleshoot issues in response to vague statements like, "Things don't look right" or "I can't see it." There...

04-04-2017

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Create a Global Announcements Archive!

Context In our school district, I strive to limit global announcements to one-per-month and use them exclusively for Canvas-related tips, resources, and learning opportunities. Here's a recent examp...

03-31-2017

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Student's Course Analytics Visible via Grades, in addition to People

                To the best of my understanding, the only way a student can view their 'Analytics' in any course is by: ...

07-05-2016

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What's happened to drop-down lists in Canvas?

I've noticed (since the last feature release, I believe) that all the drop-down lists throughout Canvas now default to a blank box, requiring users to click the drop-down list open to see the selecte...

07-21-2015

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Quiz grades as percentages

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas " I would like to have a QUIZ OPTION to record quiz scores as a percentage in the grade book rather than a score out of possible points....

04-17-2015

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Hot spot question type

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas     My comment: Hotspot question type should be an internally available quiz question type, without the need for a L...

04-17-2015

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Use Rich-Text Editor in Instructor Comments on Quiz Answers

  This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas  Learn more about voting...   Idea will be open for vote May 5th, 2015 - August 5th, 2015  Learn more abo...

04-17-2015

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- Responsible for the visioning, implementation, and support of innovative digital (blended and fully-online) learning initiatives for students and staff. - Current Canvas LMS administrator for Arlington ISD. - Former social studies curriculum & instructional specialist. - Former JH social studies teacher. - Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction - BA in History / BA in Political Science
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