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Canvas TeachMeet, June 15th 2018 Bromsgrove, West Midlands, U.K.

Description Participants are coming from all over Europe (Netherlands and United Kingdom, so far!) with a focus on K12 (school and FE) education technology, but representatives from local HE provid...

02-18-2018

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Use Canvas as mark book without student interaction

I have some classes using Canvas (quizzes, assignments, etc.) but some classes are finishing their course (and leaving school) soon so I don't want to teach them to use Canvas, I just want to us...

01-16-2018

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Moving RSS feed announcements

I have Business/Economics news alerts as RSS feeds that I've added to my announcement streams, but I don't want them filling student inboxes with emails. I'd rather there was... a weekly summary...

09-17-2017

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Have I told you lately that I love you?

Oh, Canvas FFT, it is all coming together beautifully...did you know? I now have a mark book that produces a current grade average automatically...I can see who are the top performers and those th...

10-17-2016

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Can I advanced search for resources for UK students and curricula?

There are SO many great resources on Canvas Commons, but to meet my curricula the content does need to be UK-relevant. Can we have an advanced search such that I can find resources made in the UK/Eur...

09-28-2016

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Remove self as 'student' from own course

Accidentally signed up for my own Canvas orientation course using same FFT login... now I am instructor and student. Need to remove myself as student, but I don't seem to have the privileges. Advi...

09-22-2016

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EMERGENCY HELP! 1.5hr intro Canvas training programme needed!

Aargh, help me! Unexpectedly running INSET (teacher pre-sessional) training on Friday morning UK time on Canvas for about 24 colleagues from senior school (ages 13-18). They will be BYOD, probably...

08-31-2016

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Central site for all Canvas facilities

I may be the only one, but I'm going to forget all these different locations: learn.canvas.net learning.instructure.com resources.instructure.com community.canvaslms.com canvas.instructure...

08-03-2016

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Imported apps have 'issues'

I have imported many, many apps from another course and, apparently, some have 'issues' - specifically... The security parameters for the external tool ************ need to be set in Course Settin...

08-01-2016

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Classroom management tools for student devices

I have heard that there exist some miraculous apps/plug-ins/add-ons that allow you to monitor/control student devices. I am envisaging something that all students must activate/sign into that prev...

07-30-2016

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Do these children have time to learn deeply?

In a previous blog post I expressed how surprised I was that the students in my classes had not embraced Canvas in the way that I had imagined: Students who say, "just tell me what to memorise," and ...

07-25-2016

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Change Canvas Community username

When I signed up for the Canvas Community, I assumed that my log-in username/email address should be the same as for my Free-For-Teachers​ account. Now, I can't change it. Who can I contact about thi...

07-24-2016

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Following broken - doesn't show on profile

I've followed loads of people today and they do not appear on my profile. Something must be broken... I logged out and back in - no difference. Can this be fixed?

07-07-2016

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Whiteboard collaboration space like a group blog

This may be a bit pie-in-the-sky, but is there somewhere, somehow that students can collaborate in a space that acts like a whiteboard, so they can draw, write, make notes, etc. but also embed video,...

07-06-2016

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Can anyone recommend a handwriting recognition app/website/tool that embeds in Canvas?

I would like to get students to take handwritten notes with stylus and tablet for an assignment. I would really like those notes to then be converted into text so that they can be shared amongst the ...

07-06-2016

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The three mistakes I won't make next year in my flipped, blended classroom

1. Have absolutely no plan ready when the internet fails, the motherboard on the classroom computer dies (yes, that happened right at the start of a lesson), or there is a power outage. Instead, have...

07-06-2016

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Links on Meta Community home page broken

1. Link to Group Member's Guide = an unexpected error occurred 2. Active discussions widget broken: see below ACTIVE DISCUSSIONS Failed to parse feed at URL: https://community.canva...

07-06-2016

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Implementar Canvas:  los altos y bajos

Que desafíos encontraron a implementar Canvas en su institución y como los superaron? Empecé a usar Canvas pasada Navidad. Hice un montón de pruebas. Pero los niños no les gustan. Este mes de s...

07-05-2016

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Free-For-Teachers opened my eyes to the possibilities

What ways do you use Canvas Free-for-Teacher? As I've outlined in a K12 blog post (Students who say, "just tell me what to memorise," and how to serve them​), discovering Canvas was extremely excit...

07-05-2016

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Students who say, "just tell me what to memorise," and how to serve them

I love learning, *really* love learning: if I could avoid my classes and sneak into the back of colleagues' rooms to listen to lessons on classical civilisation, Russian grammar, and theoretical phys...

07-05-2016

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