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Turn the Page on Your Canvas Course

Turn the Page on Your Canvas Course Tips, strategies, and best practices for closing the semester (or end-of-year) What’s Included in This Post? • Tips and strategies for end-of-year processes ...

06-03-2022

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Canvas STUDIO Goodness

I just joined Eddie Small (@smallindiana) and Marcus Painter (@edtechmarcus) in a CanvasLive session where I  had the privilege of sharing my thoughts about Canvas Studio and how powerful S...

05-27-2021

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Recording and Resources from Teaching through Announcements CanvasLive Session

Check out the Video Recording my the CanvasLive Session from yesterday, April 13, 2021, "Teaching through Announcements." If you watch the video, please complete this  Google Form  ...

04-14-2021

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Leveraging Announcements for Student Learning

I think sometimes the Announcement tool is a forgotten gem, especially in a face-to-face or blended environment. I mean, some might think, "If I am teaching face-to-face or blending, why do I need to...

04-14-2021

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Teaching through Announcements to Celebrate, Inform, & Instruct

Join me and the community on April 13, 2021, from 1:30-2:30 (MST) for this live webinar session. Zoom Link: This webinar will be delivered via Zoom. No registration required, but there is ...

03-30-2021

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Monitoring Usage & Impact with these GREAT Data Tools

Thoughts from 2020 I have been lurking long enough in the Community. I feel like it is about time that I contribute. I am building a virtual Canvas Boot Camp for our district teachers. Each day f...

07-08-2020

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Accordion Learning Objects

Hello wonderful community, I have tried to find html for building an accordion learning object. I have used H5P but since they have changed their terms of use, embedding on the free account will no ...

12-17-2019

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Document that delineates support levels at the school district level

Hello fabulous community. I recently came into the Canvas Admin role in my district. We are trying to create L1, L2, and L3 support for Canvas issues. Our teachers have adopted the practice of just ...

02-19-2019

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Outcome Friendly Language

I recently noticed that when I add outcomes I can also include friendly language for my students. When I pull the outcome into a rubric for an assignment, the friendly language does not pull over. Do...

01-28-2019

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Is there a way to adjust availability dates for assignments when copying course content like you can with adjust due dates

Hey everyone, I have a teacher who asked me a question today that I didn't know the answer to. I know that when copying course content from one course to another, you can adjust due dates when copy...

01-17-2019

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Is anyone using iReady Assessments in Canvas?

Our district uses iReady Assessments. Many teachers using Canvas want to be able to integrate iReady much like you can SchoolNet through an External Tool in an Assignment, rather than retyping questi...

12-17-2018

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Automated Deduction of Points for Late Work

I know that there is not a native feature in Canvas that automatically deducts points for late work, but does anyone know of an API script that can generate this automation?

10-04-2018

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Blueprint Courses: Overwriting Content

This is my first time using Blueprint courses for our district. So, I started small. I created a blueprint course for our online professional learning course template. I associated 5 courses with thi...

10-04-2018

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Integrating an LTI App For One School

Hello fellow Canvas Admins, Our curriculum team purchased a school license for Flocabulary. This LTI Tool does have integration possibility with Canvas. She has provided to me the subscription key...

08-31-2018

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I was born in Jacksonville, FL but grew up in Keystone Heights, FL. I went to Mars Hill University and graduated in 1989 with a BA in English, attended and graduated from Western Carolina University in 1991 with a MA in English Education, and achieved by principals license from Appalachian State University in 2008. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts. I taught English for 14 years. In 2004, I left the classroom to serve as instructional facilitator for my school, and then in 2007, I left my high school to serve as Innovation Director and then Professional Learning Director for North Carolina Virtual Public School, and in 2017 I transitioned to the NC Department Of Public Instruction as Online Professional Learning Consultant and Canvas Admin for the agency. I returned to the district level in 2018 as a Canvas Admin with Iredell-Statesville Schools. And, after 30 years of public education services for the state of North Carolina, I retired in 2021. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and especially Canvas and how it leverages in a powerful way both. I joined the Instructure family in 2021 as an Instructional Designer dedicated to the Houston Independent School District. I live in Statesville, NC with my wife, Michelle, daughter, Elizabeth, and two cats, Gator and Tebow.
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