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Make the Confetti for On-Time Submissions an Option

The recently released Assignment Submission Celebration has garnered quite a bit of conversation over the last month.  It's very obvious that they people of many different opinions about it.&nbs...

04-22-2020

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There are too many people Zooming in my house!!!

Ok this is a really short post but might be helpful for some of you who have multiple adults and/or kids all doing Zoom meetings in the house and you keep hearing and being distracted by all of the o...

04-02-2020

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Please use the right tool for the job

How many of you have seen the show "Bob the Builder"?  One of Bob's mantras is to use the right tool for the job.  This holds true for so many things in life and is not just limited to buil...

03-28-2020

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Academic Coronavirus Preparedness Podcast

I've been making some recordings recently on the theme of dealing with with coronavirus shutdowns that so many schools have been experiencing.  I posted one of my episodes earlier dealing specif...

03-24-2020

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Using Zoom to remote proctor an exam

I've had a case come where an instructor wants to be able to remotely proctor exams for a calculus course.  Being Calculus, it doesn't lend itself so well being an online exam because they ...

03-15-2020

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A love story for Canvas

    Dear Canvas, I love the way you tell me what to do every time I log in with the To Do list on the right side of the Dashboard.  You don't tie me down with restraints of ha...

02-12-2020

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Report to see who all has set pronouns

With the addition of personal pronouns I am curious to see how many people set them in our instance of Canvas.  Has anyone found a report or other method to see if pronouns have been selected fo...

01-20-2020

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Global Announcements via API

Has anyone come up with a way to create Global Announcements at the account level through an API?  I thought for sure I'd find a way to do so in the API documentation, but I can only find A...

05-29-2019

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Is it possible as a teacher to participate in a non-graded group discussion with the Canvas Student or Canvas Teacher mobile app?

One of our teachers is using group discussions in her class (non-graded).  She wants to make an occasional post to help push the conversation along, and she wants to be able to do this on a mobi...

12-13-2018

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Rick has been working in the area of Academic Technology since 1999 with an emphasis in Learning Management Systems. His experiences include system administration, support, training and instructional design, with Blackboard, Angel, and Canvas systems. He has led the transition to a new LMS 4 times at 3 different schools. As an early adopter of Canvas, Rick has been working with the product since 2011. He is also active in the Canvas Community as a two time Canvas Coach, and has been part of the Canvas Training team as a contractor since 2014.
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