The blessed occasion is almost upon us here at Centralia College. Start of the term - Yay! There are some important things you can do as an educator or student services member to help students start the term off well. Having a friendly face, giving clear directions or expectations are a couple of ideas, but … Continue reading Want to Help Students Start the Term Off Well? Tell Them About Week Zero
Do You Use the "Announcement" Feature in Canvas? Beware: Your Students May Not Be Getting the Messages You Think They Are Using announcements are easy. You just click on that easy little navigation button on the left side of your class, click +Announcement and boom, you could use pictures, videos, attachments, text, etc. Then, click … Continue reading Using Announcements in Canvas – Do Students Get These?
Are you surviving winter quarter? Here are a few tips and reminders that should make things easier. Advising - You can set up a Canvas course for your advisees. Then, you can message all your advisees at the same time in the Canvas messenger or put all the information on the classes or deadlines they … Continue reading Winter Quarter Survival Tips
Phew! We have made it past midterms (hopefully, relatively unscathed), and we are into a serious countdown to Christmas (or winter break). Fall quarter is always a blur. There's a HUGE build up to prep, the most new students at once all year and the largest break between quarters happens right before fall. Talk about stressful. Students … Continue reading Are You Surviving Fall Quarter?
If you haven't met GoogleDocs yet and the amazing things it can do for you, allow me to introduce you. This is Google: The company was founded by Ph.D. students at Stanford University in 1998. It became a public offering in 2004 with a mission statement ""to organize the world's information and make it universally … Continue reading GoogleDocs…in Canvas!
Do you ever have that problem where you're on a committee or a group of some kind and you just can't coordinate a live, in person meeting? All the time, right? I just had that issue with a hiring committee I'm on. We met for our first meeting and then decided to send out a … Continue reading I Just Used Canvas to Coordinate a Hiring Committee
Here's a list of more apps available in Canvas and how you can use them. Click here if you missed the first edition, or click here if you missed the second edition. Voicethread This is a cloud based application that requires no software to install. It does require an up-to-date version of Adobe Flash. This … Continue reading Focus On Apps in Canvas – 3rd Edition
Did you know...Canvas is not just for teaching and being a student in a class? Canvas has so many options for students, staff, faculty and administrators, the possibilities are vast. Here's a list of some of the ways you could be using Canvas if you're a part of Centralia College. Clubs Clubs can have a … Continue reading The Many Ways to Use Canvas
Julie Priday, you bloody brilliant woman! So, we received a call this morning from Julie Priday and she said she didn't think students were getting her announcements. So, she said, "You know how you make a video or audio recording announcement..." Wait, hold the phone, WHAT? Yep. Bloody brilliant. If you go to your announcements … Continue reading Make Audio or Video Announcements in Canvas
Prepare to have your mind blown. Have you ever been in one of your Canvas courses and wanted to make a copy of a quiz (or discussion forum or ???)? You totally can. In your Canvas class that has the item (s) you want to copy, go to "settings" in the left hand navigation. Then, on the … Continue reading Can I Copy My Quiz In Canvas? Yes!