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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 DocViewer– Directly markup student work and provide feedback on student’s paper […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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How do I create a Mid-semester survey in Canvas?

The Center for Innovative Learning has created a global question bank that consists of mid-course related questions.  This information walks you through building a mid-semester survey using this question bank.  You can use all of the items in the related question bank, choose some of the questions, or add your own questions.  The general explanation […]

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Teaching with Canvas Online Training Course

This online course is a continuation of Canvas Basic Training Part  I and covers the following Canvas topics: Course Migration Course Administration Integration with External Tools Canvas Mobile This is an ongoing, self-paced online course and can be registered for at any time. This course takes approximately 8 hours to complete.   Register here:

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Download the Canvas Guides PDF manuals?

Canvas Guides PDF manuals are created at least three times a year (roughly April/May, August/September, December/January). For the most updated content, visit the Canvas Guides. PDFs Last Updated on May 18, 2015 Canvas Guides Canvas Admin Guide Canvas Instructor Guide Canvas Instructor Quickstart Guide Canvas Observer Guide Canvas Student Guide Canvas Student Quickstart Guide Canvas […]

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Canvas Instructional Design Resources

The Canvas Instructure folks have developed some great content to help you along the way. Center staff has also added some great articles about course design. Note some of the links are to videos of conference presentations. Most videos about about 30 minutes long. Canvas Specific Resources Online Course Design – Keep It Super Simple […]