Box and Crocodoc in Canvas Replaced by DocViewer!

A lot of major changes coming out of Canvas this weekend. Most notably, Box and Crocodoc, Canvas’s go-to tools for previewing uploaded documents on the page and allowing inline annotations in Speedgrader, have both been replaced by DocViewer. DocViewer is directly from the Canvas people themselves, so it's easy-to-use,  has added features, and better fits … Continue reading Box and Crocodoc in Canvas Replaced by DocViewer!

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New Canvas Integrations – Google Apps and Office 365

Do you like storing and managing files in the cloud? Good news! Using Canvas with Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive just got a whole lot easier, thanks to integrations we've just implemented. These integrations bring added functionality and awesome new features to Canvas for files you store in Google Drive and OneDrive. Read about what's … Continue reading New Canvas Integrations – Google Apps and Office 365

Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Sam Small

Sam Small is one of our recently recognized innovators. He is the Applications Developer for Centralia College and in his own words, he “[serves] up data analysis, software engineering, and anything else related to the software/data side of Computer Science.” In addition to his mad computer coding, Sam  teaches in the Computer Science workforce program, … Continue reading Congratulations to Faculty/Staff Innovator – Sam Small

WACUG Recordings, 2014

These are recordings from the Washington Canvas Users Group conference from March. There are some ridiculously awesome presentations in here from faculty, eLearning staff, state board and subject matter experts. Bookmark these and check them out when you can! I know I’m going to.

SPSCC Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

The recordings from the 2014 presentations at the WACUG conference held recently have been posted.  These are Tegrity recordings (two were by SPSCC employees!):

Using images to Create Interactivity https://tegr.it/y/1ehhk
Speed canvasing https://tegr.it/y/1ehib
Automating Content Import https://tegr.it/y/1ehin
Using SpeedGrader, Canvas Rubrics and an iPad to Grade Authentic Assessment https://tegr.it/y/1ehiw
Modules Schmodules https://tegr.it/y/1ehj2
Jazzing up Canvas Pages using HTML & CSS https://tegr.it/y/1ehj8
Using Audio & video to enliven your https://tegr.it/y/1ehje
Creating Community Online https://tegr.it/y/1ehjk
Using Canvas Groups for Planning and Research https://tegr.it/y/1ehjn
How to survive the Zombie Apocalyspe and Enhance https://tegr.it/y/1ehjt
Digital Badging within Canvas https://tegr.it/y/1ehk8
Modules and Pages course navigation in canvas https://tegr.it/y/1ehkb
Surprise & Delight Your Students https://tegr.it/y/1ehkh
Open Educational Resources meet Open https://tegr.it/y/1ehkn
Top 5 Support Requests and How to Avoid Them https://tegr.it/y/1ehl3
Confessions of the Absentee Instructor https://tegr.it/y/1ehmb
Using Magazine Aggregators to Flip the Curriculum https://tegr.it/y/1ehmh
Faciltated Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom https://tegr.it/y/1ehmk
Interactive session on…

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Great OER Resource

There is so much out there, having some expert guidance on where to look is much appreciated! Yay, librarians!

SPSCC Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

[sent via Boyoung Chae from the SBCTC]

Just wanted to share a great OER resource. Margaret Mickibben, a librarian at North Seattle College has recently created an excellent search guide for quality OER.

http://libguides.northseattle.edu/oer

It doesn’t simply list a bunch of OER sites – it describes and rates them  for size, ease of searching and quality controls.  It also sorts OERs by subject areas and  format of materials offered:  textbooks, simulations, lectures, images, articles, or complete courses. It stands out from the usual run of OER lists in that it aims to be selective and judgmental, in the spirit of Consumer Reports.

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Canvas Conversations – Upcoming Topics

Please join your colleagues for a weekly "Canvas Conversation" facilitated by Linda Foss and Carrie Powell. Fridays, 12-1 in eLearning Office  A chance for faculty to gather in a small group around a common interest and further their understanding and application of our LMS. Winter quarter topics: 1/17:  Conferencing 1/31:  Managing Student Access 2/7:     Show & Tell, a Good … Continue reading Canvas Conversations – Upcoming Topics