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Switch to New Content Editor

According to the Canvas release note for Jan 16, Canvas will switch to a new rich content editor on pages on Jan 16, 2021. Please check this video to learn how to use it. It is already available before this date if anyone wants it to switch sooner. Go to course...

Time-saving tips during grading

Check this video for a few tips to save yourself some time while grading: Use screencast to comment on student work; Use the grade book to message a particular group of students; Choose your grade posting policy to stop grade inquiry emails.

End-of-Semester Reminders

As the semester draws to a close, we would like to send a few reminders as you wrap up your Canvas courses and get ready for the new semester: Remember to check and change (if needed) the end dates of your courses while you have access.  Check this tutorial for...

Academic Coaching resources

University Access Programs is offering academic coaching for all students seeking to improve their academic performance. UAP has a Canvas Course filled with resources. Self-enroll for this course here.   A service of University Access Programs Who can receive...

Removing Phantom Zoom Links in New Courses

As you prepare for the courses next semester, be careful that if you clone copy a course with recurring meetings generated via the Zoom LTI in Canvas, the Zoom meetings will remain in your calendar, but they are not actually connected to a Zoom meeting. Therefore,...

Friday Link Round Up

Here are a few helpful reads/listens for your weekend. I hope it's lovely. -- Laura 3 Ways to Help Students Learn Better The Science of Learning vs. Proctoring Software The Secret Weapon of Good Online Teaching: Discussion Forums Be Kind to Yourself -- h/t Cliff, who...

Turnitin Quick Check

If you have not turned on Turnitin for an assignment, but would like to check one paper retrospectively, you can use the Turnitin's "Quick Submit" function to check individual papers. Here is how to set it up: Go to Turnitin.com (not in Canvas). Log in. If you have...

Creating a badging system in Canvas

Badging, also known as micro-credentialing, can be used to move students through a course if earning grades isn't the main goal for students. Canvas badge is now working much better than the past using the third-party "Badgr." Here are the general steps to set it up,...

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