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  • 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 instructors to determine when their courses are ready for students to review the content. Don’t […

  • 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 line appears beneath a misspelled word. Right clicking on the word often provides a menu […

  • 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. Before you start clicking around in an LMS, check out the chart below for some […

  • 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 computer, you can ignore this message and close it by clicking the “X” to the […

  • Need to Share a GoToTraining Recording?

    Once you finish recording a session in GoToTraining, the recording turns into a file that ends up in your documents folder on your computer. In order for students to see the recording, you need to put the video in a place where students can access it. While it might be tempting to just make the […

  • Using GoToTraining to Provide Career Support to Alumni

    The Alumni Relations office runs an ongoing series of webinars conducted by La Salle alumni on career-related topics.  We previously used Wimba for webinars.  Our most recent webinar on June 3, Take Charge of Your Career,  was hosted by GoToTraining. This post reviews some of the differences between the two tools. When we used Wimba, […

  • White Board Social Welfare Policy Timeline Activity

    Editor’s Note: The following post is an assignment from the La Salle faculty training course Collaboration Online Plus. In this assignment, course participants are tasked with redesigning an face-to-face lesson for the online environment. Please show support to your fellow Lasallians by leaving your feedback on their ideas in the comments section below this post. […

  • Engaging Students in Online Class Meetings

    This week, the Instructional Design team offered three different training sessions on our new web conferencing tool, GoToTraining. One concern that I often hear when we talk about online class meetings is that it can feel like no one is listening. This sentiment often leads to questions about whether such tools are even effective. Live […

  • How to Convert and Download your Blackboard Collaborate Recordings

    As recently announced in this venerable publication and elsewhere, La Salle will be replacing Blackboard Collaborate with a new synchronous conferencing tool called GoToTraining for the start of Summer 2014 courses. If you have recorded any of your course meetings in Blackboard Collaborate, now is the time to convert those recordings into video files and […

  • Moving from Collaborate to GoToMeeting for Summer Classes

    At the start of summer classes in mid-May 2014 our current synchronous online meeting tool, Blackboard Collaborate, will be replaced with collaboration tools from a company called Citrix. This new solution will better suit the learning and technology needs of La Salle’s online and hybrid teaching environments. The online HD video conferencing tools in the […

 
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