Get to know Canvas (video) Change is good (video) Getting started in Canvas (video, create a course to play in!) Instructure on Facebook Instructor Canvas help Student Canvas help Designing a Canvas course (Staff Picks includes public courses) LOTS of Canvas videos
If you're a little over-eager like me, I can't help but start looking for How-To's for Canvas. And yes, we're still a l-o-n-g way from moving to Canvas, but like I said, I'm a just a l-i-t-t-l-e over eager! You can go here NOW: http://guides.instructure.com/ This is what you'll see:
If you teach, or are taking a course that uses the Angel website... before you dive in too deep... be sure you Are going to the most direct website: http://angel.centralia.edu Use only the correct web browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox Have your web browser correctly configured: look at the System Check box in Angel, do you see … Continue reading Are You Ready for Angel?
I get asked lots of questions by faculty and students... often about things in Angel. The more clear and detailed the question, the faster and more clearly I can answer. Here's an example of a perfect question I recently received from a faculty member at Centralia College (details changed to protect the innocent): Sally Student ID … Continue reading The Perfect Question?
Here at Centralia College, summer 2011, almost all of our courses began on June 20th. However, we have a very few "shared" courses that other colleges use. If you're enrolled in one of these shared courses, your official first start date is today, July 7th. As a side note, all Angel classrooms should now be … Continue reading Summer *Shared* Courses Begin Today
Are you having problems printing or editing when you open a Word, Excel, or Powerpoint document from Angel or email? Never fear, there is an easy solution to this problem! The newer versions of MS Office has a security feature that won't allow you to print or make changes in the document if the document … Continue reading Can’t Print or Edit Documents from Angel or Email?
Get Ready for Spring Quarter Centralia College eLearning Checklist With your Previous Quarter Classes Backup each course (will include student data) Export each course and save it on your computer (no student data) Print grades from each course; file them Update the master classroom for each course With your New Quarter Classes Want to cluster … Continue reading Spring Quarter 2011 eLearning Checklist
I am starting up a Tegrity series called Lightning Talks they will run from approximately 2 to 5 minutes. These talks are virtual tours of the Kirk Library Homepage. It was easy making them. I certainly gained enough experience after I forgot to turn on the microphone more than once. I also learned not … Continue reading Lightning Talks Kirk Library Tegrity Series
If you're a Centralia College employee - come see me! Drop by my office in LIBR 125. You can schedule appointments with me too! I often deal with technology or instruction topics and while yes, I can send emails and talk on the phone; you can't beat a face-to-face conversation. I'd be glad to help … Continue reading COME SEE ME!
I was just working with one of our Centralia College faculty members with Angel, and it occurred to me "hey, this guy knows the basics of using Angel now. He doesn't need me to tell him where to click. What he needs now are troubleshooting skills." Many of us now know how to use Angel … Continue reading Valuable Technology Skill – troubleshooting