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Some of my old blog posts are gone

It looks like some of the posts in my "Preparing Your Canvas" blog posts now return an "Access Denied" message. Could I get a copy of the text (and preferably the images too) from them so I can host ...

08-10-2020

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Can we edit the Student or Instructor Product Tours?

My coworkers and I were talking about the Student Product Tour mentioned in the latest Ready Release Notes (2020-04-11). Do admins have the ability to modify the product tours? We'd like to inco...

04-21-2020

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Academic Continuity Faculty Checklist

I wanted to share this document we developed at Northern Kentucky University to help faculty transition from face to face to online. There are many resources available for instructors—perhaps too man...

03-17-2020

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Freedom through Focus

I was so excited by this month's blogging challenge - and now that the school year has ended, it feels like the right time for reflecting and cleaning up. Everyone has a few beliefs or assumptio...

05-28-2019

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Lights, Camera, Learn

I get excited about mobile learning because it opens up possibilities inside the classroom and outside the classroom. I believe that mobile devices, when used strategically with clear bound...

05-03-2019

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Preparing Your Canvas: Tying it all up

This is the eleventh (and final!) post in my Preparing Your Canvas series, documenting NKU's transition from Blackboard to Canvas. If you want to start from the beginning, here's the rest i...

04-18-2019

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Some quiz scores replaced with zero after using "set default grade"

This one has me and my coworkers thoroughly stumped. I'd like to withhold some of my troubleshooting so I don't bias or misdirect anyone, because what I've done clearly hasn't resolved the issue...

03-07-2019

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Weird Outcome Duplication

I stumbled on some unusual behavior while testing outcomes, and I'd appreciate any insight as to what happened and how to prevent it from happening again. Canvas appears to have duplicated my outcome...

01-18-2019

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TA's and "Ask your instructor a question."

Because of my institution's particular needs, I am trying to find a way to add TA's to a course so that they can only interact with students in a particular section in Canvas. In particular, we want ...

09-11-2018

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Preparing Your Canvas: Coda

This is the tenth entry in my  Preparing Your Canvas   series, documenting NKU's transition from Blackboard to Canvas. If you want to start from the beginning, here's the rest in chro...

07-23-2018

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Preparing Your Canvas: The Feather of Truth

This is the ninth entry in my  Preparing Your Canvas   series, documenting NKU's transition from Blackboard to Canvas. If you want to start from the beginning, here's the rest in chro...

06-01-2018

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New "To Do" option in Calendar

I don't know how long its been there, but yesterday I noticed a new option in my Canvas Calendar, next to Assignment and Event. Its called "To Do," but I seem unable to actually create a To Do item. ...

11-30-2017

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Preparing Your Canvas: Signs and Wonders

This is the eighth entry in my  Preparing Your Canvas   series, documenting NKU's transition from Blackboard to Canvas. If you want to start from the beginning, here's the rest in chr...

10-31-2017

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Automatically grade a coding question

I'm working with a faculty member to find a way to grade coding questions. The problem is that a given coding question can have an arbitrarily large number of correct solutions. For example she could...

09-05-2017

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Preparing Your Canvas: Buttons!

This is the seventh entry in my  Preparing Your Canvas   series, documenting NKU's transition from Blackboard to Canvas. If you want to start from the beginning, here's the rest in ch...

08-28-2017

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Preparing Your Canvas: All Together Now

This is the sixth entry in my  Preparing Your Canvas   series, documenting NKU's transition from Blackboard to Canvas. If you want to start from the beginning, here's the rest in chro...

08-04-2017

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Preparing Your Canvas: Ekphrasis

This is the fifth entry in my  Preparing Your Canvas series, documenting NKU's transition from Blackboard to Canvas. If you want to start from the beginning, here's the rest in chronological or...

07-21-2017

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Preparing Your Canvas: Stand Alone Complex

This is the fourth entry in my Preparing Your Canvas series, documenting NKU's transition from Blackboard to Canvas. If you want to start from the beginning, here's the rest in chronological ord...

07-03-2017

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Preparing Your Canvas: Round Two... Fight!

I'm writing this after our second Summer Faculty Institute, which I described in Preparing Your Canvas: Starting a new LMS‌. All of the presenters (myself included) felt more confident and comfortabl...

06-26-2017

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Preparing Your Canvas: In the Trenches

We just finished our first Summer Faculty Institute, which I described briefly in last week's Preparing Your Canvas: Starting a new LMS. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we learned f...

06-12-2017

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