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Mastering Modules A Guide to Organizing Your Content in Canvas   Imagine having a magic wand that organizes all your course content, streamlines student navigation, and boosts engagement—all in one go. Well, in the world of Canvas, that magic wand ex...

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Elevating Student Success Through Metacognition Leveraging Canvas Tools to Foster Reflection, Self-Assessment, and Feedback in the Classroom Learn how you can use native Canvas tools to support metacognitive learning in your students. Use discussions...

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I Have a Homepage Template! Now What? Setting up your homepage and beyond To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, Instructure’s Instructional Design team shared two free homepage templates that you can use in your courses! Now that you have the templ...

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Curious to learn more about best practices and features/products to consider for onboarding courses? Look no further than this blog post!  Enjoy and please leave a comment with your thoughts!

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  New Year, New Canvas Three Resolutions To Improve Your Canvas Courses   Unlock the potential of your virtual classroom with three powerful resolutions, ensuring accessibility, inclusivity, and engaging interactions in your Canvas courses for the up...

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Howdy from Houston! 鸞 Take a sneak peak into the world of Instructional Designer (ID) for a Education Service Center. If you're  not from Texas, then you've probably never heard of an ESC. Established in 1967 by the Texas legislature, regional educ...

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  GenAI: Your Ultimate Teaching Assistant!     Say goodbye to the days of relying solely on student helpers for classroom tasks! Enter the era of Generative AI (GenAI), revolutionizing education by becoming your go-to assistant at any time. In this b...

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In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and innovation, staying up-to-date with the latest tools, platforms, and methodologies is crucial for personal and professional growth. New users in any field often find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer...

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  Reading Your Classroom When It's Online Use your superpower to create great assignments!   Writing directions that help your learners get everything they need from an assignment can be tough! Let’s look at some ways you can upgrade your assignments...

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Canvas Course Evaluation Checklist v3.0 Building Quality Content In this post, we share our newly released Canvas Course Evaluation Checklist version 3.0. This version includes newly added items to support full Course content builds at your instituti...

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Hi everyone! Thought I’d write a post as well as creating a Screencast of something I’d like to share. I know this is something very basic, but I’m hoping it could help at least one person out there in the Canvas community! We use simple HTML page a...

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This took me much longer to figure out than it should have; maybe it will be helpful to you (or, for the more seasoned veterans, a chance to tell us how to do it better). Also, if you do not need text to overlap images, you can insert the image above...

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4 Canvas Features that will Leave You Charmed Are you searching for the pot of gold at the end of the Canvas rainbow?  Look no further, because we’ve got the lucky charms you need to make your Canvas experience magical! Enjoy and please leave a comm...

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5 Golden Rings Giveaway: Course Stickers Course Sticker Freebie Who doesn't love course stickers? Add a little sparkle to your course with our course sticker freebie. Enjoy and please leave a comment with your thoughts!

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5 Golden Rings Giveaway: Wrapping Up The Year Ready to Recap 2022? Let's kickoff Day 4 of our giveaway with a... Enjoy and please leave a comment with your thoughts!

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5 Golden Rings Giveaway: New Year's Resolution Ready to win some swag? It's Day 3 of our 5 Golden Rings Giveaway and we are so excited to hear about your Canvas goals for the New Year. Sharing will enter you in a drawing to win an awesome prize! Enjo...

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5 Golden Rings Giveaway: This or That? Ready to win some swag? We are so excited to bring to the community a "This or That" game and a chance to win some swag! Enjoy and please leave a comment with your thoughts!

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5 Golden Rings Giveaway: Caption This! Ready to win some swag? Let’s start this holiday party with a fun picture-captioning activity that enters you in a drawing for some awesome Instructure swag! Enjoy and please leave a comment with your thoughts!

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Learning Services' 5 Golden Rings Giveaway Do you love giveaways and learning something new? You do not want to miss our 5 Golden Rings Giveaway! Not only will you have a chance to win actual prizes but you will also love the assortment of jewels we ...

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Maintaining Engagement Through the Mid-Semester Slump How can I use instructor presence to keep students engaged? Student engagement is a key component of good instructional design and, like many elements of instructional design, it is more difficult...

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ID Horror Stories: Put Poor Design to Rest Do you need a spellbook on good course design? When looking at the cauldron of instructional design, it all boils down to cognitive load. Put poor design to rest and reanimate your courses with a few simple ...

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Best Practices for Formative and Summative Assessments in Canvas How can I add my formative and summative assessments into Canvas?   Formative and summative assessments are integral steps in the process of learning, but how can you bring them to life...

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Accessibility in Online Course Design What's Included in This Post?• Why Accessibility Matters in Course Design• 7 Pillars of Accessibility• Explore Examples of Content Accessibility Using a Screen Reader   "A11y" stands for "accessibility." It is a ...

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Ready, Set, Launch! Are you wondering what’s coming to the RMT suite?   The Instructional Design team has been working hard to launch our ten newest Ready-Made Templates! We think you’ll love them! Check out this post to learn more about what each te...

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The internet is full of web typography, and our Canvas pages are no exception. Albeit fairly limited, we do have options to customize and optimize our fonts and typography through the Rich Content Editor and with simply HTML in the HTML editor. Let'...

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Turn the Page on Your Canvas Course Wondering how to close out your Canvas course?   The ID team shares tips and best practices for wrapping up a semester or academic year in Canvas. Read more to find out what you can do to make the transition from s...

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Teacher Appreciation ID Giveaway Ready for some Canvas FREEBIES?? Instructure’s Instructional Design Team has created some punny stickers for your course. We hope you’ll stick with us (get it?!) and check out this blog post! Enjoy and please leave a ...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Icon Maker Interested in learning more about how to best integrate icons from the new Icon Maker in your Canvas Course?   The Instructional Design Team at Canvas has compiled best practices in using Canvas’s new Icon Maker. Read...

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Four Tips to Spring Clean your Canvas Courses At a loss for how to make changes to your course this late in the academic year/semester? Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing! The ID team is here to help you Spring Clean your Canvas course with four easy tips...

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Welcome to our first post in 2022. This issue contains resources to support you as we strive to ensure you receive the solutions to maintain student engagement and learning.

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