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  • Creating a Treasure Map for our Explorers using CANVAS Modules

      Thirty years ago, my freshman Calculus professor let our class in on the closely-held secret to writing a new Calculus text and I would like to share it with you here. Secure a very lucrative advance from a publisher …

  • Communicating with Students in Canvas

    Want to send a message to students in your class in Canvas? You have two options, and they’re both easy to do. 1. First, you could post an announcement in your course. Just go to the Announcements section, and click …

  • Literary Reference of the Day: The Road Not Taken

    “The Road Not Taken” is a poem by Robert Frost, published in 1916 as the first poem in the collection Mountain Interval. The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both …

  • Ready for Fall 2014?

    The fall term will be here before you know it. Now might be a good time to start working in your Canvas course so that you’re ready for students. The tips below will help you get started. If Canvas is …

  • Using the Student View in Canvas

    Has a student ever told you they can’t find something in your online course? With the Student View tool in Canvas, you can easily see exactly what a student sees. This feature is helpful to make sure that course displays …

  • Doodling and Sharing

    Less paper. Better workflow. Going from ideas to a presentable product faster. It’s become an obsession. Why? At a higher level, it’s about turning over what you learn as fast as you can, so that others can benefit from it. …

  • Publishing Courses in Canvas

    One big difference between Canvas and Blackboard is that instructors must publish their Canvas courses before students will be able to access them. In Blackboard, courses would become automatically available at the start of the semester, but in Canvas it is up to individual …

  • Need a spell checker while working in Canvas?

    Browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer have built-in spell checking capabilities. This is really handy if you’re adding content to the rich content editor in Canvas or composing messages in your browser. As you type, a red squiggly …

  • Building from Scratch in Canvas vs. Importing Content from Blackboard

    Are you unsure about how to move your course content from Blackboard into Canvas? In most cases, the instructional design team recommends that you start from scratch in Canvas, but since every course is different, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. …

  • Tips for Accessing Canvas From Internet Browsers

    If you have begun building course content in Canvas, you may have come across the following error message, which warns you that your browser “does not meet the minimum requirements for Canvas.” If you are accessing Canvas from a La Salle University …

 
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