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You’ll find the latest from the Adams Center staff here at the Adams Blog.  The content varies, but the subject is always the same: teaching and learning.

Faculty Guide for Zoom in Canvas

While you can use Canvas Conference to host meetings, another good option is Zoom.  It is especially helpful if you have external speakers. Here is a video that shows you how to set it up: You might also want to share the following instructions with students: Student...

Student Guide to Zoom Meetings

If your professor use Zoom meetings for virtual conferences or classes, you can watch the following video to learn how to use it.  Please note that the beginning of the video may not reflect how you access Zoom in Canvas.  But other steps should be similar. After the...

Collecting video assignments

You can use "Studio" to collect student videos as assignments. Video assignments can only be seen by you. If you want students to see each other's videos, you could use the discussions tool, which can also be grade-able.  Check this tutorial for more...

How to drop a grade in Canvas

If you have a number of items such as papers or quizzes, create a group for them in Canvas assignments.  You can then drop one of the lowest grades in a category. Check this video to learn how to do it.

Faculty Fusion 2019 – August 16

  To sign up for breakfast and time slots for sessions...click here. 9:00am Communicating Academic Integrity Expectations: It Clearly Matters: Amy Boone, Rachel Riley, Andy Little The Woods: Despite the fact that ACU offers standardized language for the...

Submit individual student work to Turnitin

Turnitin is a web-based application you can use to check plagiarism and grade student work.  It is integrated in Canvas, which allows instructors to add Turnitin-enabled assignments.  Please see this post here for instructions on how to do it. If you have already...

Sharing course content between colleagues

If you want to share your course either in its entirety or parts (such as rubrics only) with your colleague, you will have to perform a bit of "import and export."  Here is how to do this if you, say, Professor A, want to share your course with Professor B. Please...

Lecturing from the Screen

Instructional videos can help learners to spend extra time on learning tasks. You have probably seen many of your peers using something called “screencasting” to teach. Screencasting allows you to record what is going on on your screen which you would like to show to...

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