...but what you DO with the technology. Are you using/integrating technology into your curriculum or using it just because it's there? Can you connect all three of these together: content, pedagogy and technology? Authentic technology integration occurs when all three work together: Is your classroom technology planned and purposeful - or an afterthought? a day … Continue reading It’s Not About the Technology…
Because Sue Gallaway is on top of her eLearning communications, Centralia College was lucky enough to get a FREE trip to the 2013 Tegrity conference in Boston! We looked through our most prolific Tegrity users and Ann Alves stepped up for the trip. She had a fantastic time (be sure to ask her!) and here … Continue reading Tegrity Conference 2013
I love to travel, and honestly I really enjoy the planning. Where am I now? (will I start at Sea-Tac? Portland airport? Amtrak station? My garage?) Where am I going? (Oh... British Museum! Paris! Bryce Canyon!) Who's going with me? (mom will need her walker... will my new grandson be going with us?) How will … Continue reading I Love to Travel
To quote George Takei from Star Trek fame: Oh My!! Just today Canvas announced its new App Center. To quote from their press release: The Canvas App Center... allows individual teachers, administrators, and students to install third party apps with one click on the Canvas platform. The App Center will offer more than 100 apps, … Continue reading Canvas App Center coming in June!
As we move toward summer and our more complete migration to Canvas, we want to make sure everyone understands how a course shell is created in Canvas (or Angel for that matter).Teachers and Deans decide on an appropriate mode for a course. Current modes includeFace-to-FaceFully Online (1)eCorrespondence (2)Hybrid (3)Web-Enhanced (4)Notice those 1-2-3-4 after the courses … Continue reading Repeat After Me: 1, 2, 3, 4!
At InstructureCon 2012 Josh Coates, the keynote speaker and CEO of Instructure told us the story about monkeys. His keynote speech is here. You can fast forward to the monkey story at the 30:00 mark. It's worth listening to. The gist of the story is: Why do we do things the way we do? Is … Continue reading Don’t Be a Bad Monkey!
Yes - course outcomes can be added to Canvas rubrics. Yes - Canvas provides fabulous outcomes reporting - outcomes for your entire course can be tracked by student, by assignment. and yes... while Canvas does provides the ability for teachers to add course outcomes to a course, they should not... If you want outcomes reporting … Continue reading Adding Course Outcomes to Your Canvas Course? STOP!
We all have our own wish list for Canvas... and each of us can make those wishes known to the folks at Instructure and the Canvas Community. If there's something you feel would be a good change to Canvas, one that would benefit many, and that you can explain well, here's what you need to … Continue reading I Just Wish Canvas Would…
Yup. It's there. Instructure offers a variety of free, publicly-available training courses. Anyone can take any of them. They're all here. Courses include: Canvas Instructor Orientation Canvas Student Orientation Getting Started with Canvas Canvas Admin Overview Canvas Support Overview Now before y'all go crazy, just a heads-up for Centralia College - currently, as I type … Continue reading Looking for Canvas Training RIGHT NOW?
Want to stay up to date with Canvas? Want to see what's coming soon? You'll want to subscribe to Product Updates. No, really! It's kind of cool! Both students and faculty can subscribe. First, to go help.instructure.com In the upper right corner, click on login and log in with your Canvas credentials (probably your school … Continue reading What’s Goin’ on in Canvas?