Concept Mapping in the Classroom with Mindomo

When: Friday, April 27, 12:00-1:00 pm Where: LIB 410 Come learn how to use our newest instructional technology tool, Mindomo, to facilitate concept mapping and mind mapping in the classroom. Faculty can use Mindomo to visually represent the relationships between concepts important to their classes and share those concept maps with their students. Faculty can […]

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Canvas New GradeBook

A New GradeBook Experience The New Gradebook is a beta feature that allows instructors to view an improved version of the Gradebook. This feature makes grading more flexible and intuitive and elevates the Gradebook user experience. At the course level, instructors can use the New Gradebook by enabling in Course Settings. The New Gradebook replaces […]

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Introduction to Canvas Workshop

January 30th 12:00-1:30, LIB 400 This workshop is targeted to faculty and staff who are new to using Canvas for their courses, or who think they could use a refresher on some fundamental features of Canvas. This workshop will show you how to create and organize modules, create content pages, create and configure assignments, attach […]

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Canvas new features and updates

The information on this page will keep you up to date regarding the latest Canvas new features and updates. Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-01-06) New Features New Gradebook: Late Policies, Feature Option Change, Grading Icon Update Updated Features Grades: Grades Page Menu Update Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Content Contrast Rule, Accessibility Checker Design Adjustments, […]

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Using VoiceThread in Canvas

Why use VoiceThread? VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded […]

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Canvas Course Roles Policy

Canvas provides several different course roles: All students formally enrolled in credit-bearing courses are enrolled in Canvas using the student role. Student Audit. This role is used for students who are enrolled in current ongoing credit-bearing courses but are not seeking credit for completion of the course. This role is used for TAs in terminal […]

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Enhance Your Teaching with Canvas

You can use Canvas to enhance your teaching in several ways: Provide opportunities for interaction between students, content, and the instructor. Deliver content from multiple sources in multiple modalities. Enable students to become more active learners outside of the classroom Gather student work via online submissions in assignments, deliver course content such as PDFs, documentation, and presentations […]

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Enhancing your Teaching with Canvas

This session will show participants how Canvas can enhance their teaching by effectively digitizing instruction and materials. Learning management systems, such as Canvas, provide educators with technology tools to create learner-centered ecosystems that deliver instruction, activities, and assessments no matter the classroom modality, whether it be face-to-face, blended, or fully online. By creating a well-organized […]

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Canvas Basic Training and Canvas Design Tools Training

Canvas Basic Training: This session is an overview for new and beginner-level Canvas users.  Learning objectives are to: Explore basic features of Canvas. Update Navigation, Syllabus & Calendar features. Configure and use the Communication tools. Create and edit Modules, Pages and other content. Create, deploy and use assignments, assessments and the Grade Book. While 2 […]

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Reach Your Peak: Teach in 2017

Featured Events to take you to the top Enhancing Your Teaching with Canvas Teaching and Learning with Technology Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration Teaching Innovations: Quick and Easy Student Engagement Strategies Course Redesign: Engaging Presentations from Pecha Kucha to Prezi Resource Roundup: Open Educational Resources for Healthcare  

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Tips to Designing Mobile-Friendly Assignments in Canvas

While Canvas app is effective in translating your course to be responsive on a mobile device, it is the job of the teacher or instructional designer to effectively design assignments to address the on-the-go learner, as well. We have tips to help you make your assignments even MORE mobile-friendly! [Presenters: Ryan Seilhamer (UCF-CDL), Biray Seitz) […]

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Canvas Tips for Faculty Success

by Bryan Hauf Canvas can be a great tool to support teaching and learning in face-to-face environments. Used appropriately, Canvas can help manage your class by delivering course-related activities and resources in a streamlined fashion. Unfortunately, there are a few too many occurrences of learning management system misuse spanning from unstructured document repositories to less-than-desirable […]

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Accommodating Students in Canvas

Adapted from an article by snugent Sue Nugent originally posted to the Canvas Community forums Ways to Accommodate Students in Canvas There are three main ways you can accommodate students in Canvas. Moderating a quiz – Allows instructors to make adjustments to some quiz settings for the selected students Differentiated assignments  – This option allows […]

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Top Ten Time Saving Features in Canvas for Faculty

Created by Kona Jones Are you trying to decide whether to use Canvas? Here are some time-saving tips that will help you use some of the tools that can benefit you and your students. Speedgrader – Quickly and easily grade assignments and provide feedback Crocodoc – Directly markup student work and provide feedback on student’s […]

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Canvas Quiz Settings to Maximize Security

Created by Kona Jones The following document was created to help our faculty, especially our Health Professions faculty, better understand quiz settings and how they can be used to enhance quiz security. In many cases locking down a quiz as much as possible (ex: not allowing students to review what they got wrong on a […]

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Canvas Hands on Training

Canvas Training is On-Demand. Use the registration form below to request a training session date and time convenient for you. Introduction to Teaching with Canvas, I  –  The live session is an overview for new and beginner-level Canvas users. The session includes pre-enrollment in online training for hands on within your own Canvas Practice course. The online sessions […]

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Desktop Media Production Hands On Labs

UNTHSC’s Center for Innovative Learning is developing a training resource entitled Desktop Media Production. Learn how to employ the tools you already have to create rich media content for your course or department. Desktop Media Production will also be accompanied by a monthly workshop series, Topics in Video. Tuesday May 3rd 10-12 and Thursday May […]

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A Little Canvas video – Why we use Canvas

“Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools, and services that teachers need and students want. As the most usable, customizable, adaptable, and reliable learning platform (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other LMS. So, in […]