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What is your teaching background?

This blog could also be a very interesting discussion for another time. What I would like to briefly cover is not what people's different backgrounds are, but more what they could be, and how it does...

03-07-2016

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Paper Pumpkin Revisited - Why not mark online?

Back in October I participated in the Paper Pumpkin challenge, which encouraged conversations around online marking: Paper Pumpkin - Moving marking online, the uphill battle. Five months on I thought...

03-06-2016

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Guarde en la custodia encendido

"¿Cuáles fueron los desafíos en la implementación de Canvas en su institución y cómo se superaron?" Me gustaría disculparme por primera vez como yo no hablo español y estoy usando un traductor ...

03-03-2016

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Keep on keeping on

I am a part of the team to train people in Canvas at my institution. I have also touched on some of the issues I mention below in these blogs You can lead a horse to water...  Seeing the digital...

03-03-2016

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The benefit of free-for-teachers

" What ways you use Canvas Free-for-Teacher? How does FFT inspire you to be creative in the ways you leverage Canvas?" There have been some great blogs about the benefit of free-for-teachers in ...

03-03-2016

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Embedding a pdf in the rich content editor

This guide will go through the steps to embed and display a pdf document in the rich content editor. 1. Add your pdf by selecting "files" under "insert content into the page" on the top right of t...

01-28-2016

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Embedding a webpage in an assignment (iframes)

Building on from using iframes with Canvas iframes (UoA Lecture Recordings)​, I had been asked how to embed a section of a reading list within an assignment. At the University of Auckland we use Tali...

01-26-2016

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Seeing the digital world unfold

I was first introduced to Canvas somewhat jet lagged on my way back from a conference in Europe, being told by my supervisor (whom I didn't know was on the flight) at 3am somewhere that we would be u...

11-22-2015

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You can lead a horse to water...

We are now well into teaching Canvas to all the staff in preparation for next year at my institution. In my Faculty, the overwhelming response has been positive to the switch to Canvas, with people g...

11-01-2015

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iframes (UoA Lecture Recordings)

This document will go through the use of iframes and use them in the context of a way to manage the lecture recordings generated by the University of Auckland system. An iframe is a in-line frame whi...

10-18-2015

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Paper Pumpkin - Moving marking online, the uphill battle

As we all know, traditionally the marking of assignments has been on paper. At the beginning of the computer age when students wrote their assignments electronically, some teachers would take and mar...

10-11-2015

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Creating a "button" oriented syllabus page

Canvas is being introduced to my home institution next year and I am part of the transition team. During our training sessions with staff we aim to show them how to import the basics of a course syll...

10-11-2015

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Introducing Canvas to a new University - 5 things

There have been some great blog posts so far about how to start the semester right and tips and tricks for running the semester. What I would like to do here is to outline a few things that I have fo...

09-01-2015

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