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Conquering Canvas - One Feature at a Time

  When teachers begin using Canvas, at least in my district, they mention how big Canvas is and that sometimes they get wrapped up in the many features of Canvas.  To help with this I dec...

04-26-2021

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Template or Not to Template

In the beginning of becoming a Canvas Admin, I was very adamant about not forcing templates on my teachers.  I firmly believed that having teachers use templates in their courses would take away...

11-06-2020

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Java Script and Theme Editor

I have found and updates a custom javascript file to use in my Canvas instance.  I have it working in the beta instance but I wanted to know if there was a way to remove it from the theme editor...

09-15-2020

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Javascript

I have found and updates a custom javascript file to use in my Canvas instance.  I have it working in the beta instance but I wanted to know if there was a way to remove it from the theme editor...

09-15-2020

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Custom Javascript file

I just finished modifying a custom javascript that will add scrolling announcements to our courses for students.  Everything is working great, however, before I upload it into our live instance ...

09-13-2020

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Canvas Help Office Hours

Description The Canvas Help hours is an online office hour for those teachers/admin having questions getting started with Canvas.  I am the Canvas Administrator for MSD of Warren Township in...

05-13-2020

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Canvas Help Office Hours

Description The Canvas Help hours is an online office hour for those teachers/admin having questions getting started with Canvas.  I am the Canvas Administrator for MSD of Warren Township i...

05-13-2020

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Canvas Help Hours

Description The Canvas Help hours is an online office hour for those teachers/admin having questions getting started with Canvas.  I am the Canvas Administrator for MSD of Warren Township i...

05-13-2020

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New Quizzes Stimulus PDF

We would like to see in the New Quizzes for the Stimulus question the ability to upload a file and preview that file so students can read the PDF while answering the questions.  I have several t...

02-28-2020

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Canvas + Google + Conferences = A Great Way to deliver PD

Grading, meetings, conferences, daily responsibilities, lesson planning and family leaves very little time for teachers to find opportunities to continue their learning.  We offer professional l...

02-18-2020

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Reflections of a First Year Canvas Admin

My Canvas journey begin 6 years ago.  I was a middle school math teacher for twenty years teaching Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry.  I have always been very interested in technology and h...

02-10-2020

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Book Study Questions

I am looking for a book or books to use with my teachers in the fall with a book study.  It is for a technology thread in the teacher leadership academy.  Any suggestions you might have wou...

02-06-2020

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Getting Started with Canvas - One-Page Documents

As I begin my new roll as a Canvas Admin for my district I am constantly meeting with teachers to help them begin or continue their journey with Canvas.  There are many times I work with th...

01-24-2020

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Holding Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

I was approached today by one of our admins about holding virtual parent teacher conferences.  With the unpredictable weather here in Indiana we are thinking of holding virtual parent conference...

01-06-2020

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Twelve Days of CANVAS

As a new Canvas admin I am looking for ways to engage my teachers to help them learn the features of Canvas.  Because of this I created the Twelve Days of Canvas.  This Module has a differe...

12-12-2019

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I spent 20 years teaching middle school math, including Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra I Honors, Geometry and Geometry Honors. I was the eLearining and Information Specialist for Lawrence Central High School for 5 years. I am currently the Coordinator for Canvas and Online Curriculum for Warren Township Schools in Indianapolis, IN. I have been married for 26 wonderful years to Tracey Lunsford who I met at Indiana University and she is the Clinic Coordinator for Franklin College in Franklin, IN. We have a son who is attending college and is going into his sophomore year studying Wildlife Biology.
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