For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s examine one way to draw student attention to your course site. On the Dashboard in Canvas students see what is called Course Cards, which are set to randomly assigned colors. As the instructor you can place an image on that course card, which should help your course stand out when students are scanning their dashboard screen. Continue reading “Canvas and Using a Dashboard Card Image”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s see how to use the Canvas Calendar to allow students to schedule appointments within defined time periods. Scenarios can range from individual students choosing a time to meet in your office, all the way to sign-up sheets for who wants to attend a field trip event. Continue reading “Canvas Scheduler to Manage Appointments”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s go over how to configure the grades to use grade weighting.
Continue reading “Canvas Grade Weighting by Category”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s go though the process of uploading a piece of media onto the Palomar Kaltura streaming media system from within your Canvas course. Continue reading “Canvas Streaming Media Upload”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s consider this scenario: You are cleaning up old pages from your Canvas course, deleting down a long list, and then you realize it… you just deleted a page you use! What do you do?
Undelete. Continue reading “Canvas Undelete”
A PowerPoint slide-deck is a speaker’s aid, used as a backdrop to the presenter, and as such should not often be the focus of audience attention. (After all, if you’re at a Broadway show and your focus is on the flats, I’d guess it is not a very compelling play.) But at times it is important to focus the eyes of your audience on the slide, or even on a particular portion of the slide. That’s when it is time for an Animation. Continue reading “Basic PowerPoint Animation Basics”
For most folks, the primary way they interact with their computer is by mouse. But the primary way they input information in their computer is by keyboard. There are a number of keyboard “shortcuts” which can allow a user to interact with their computer though, which may save you time and frustration. Continue reading “Basic Computer Basics: The Keyboard”
An oft asked question at the start of each semester is “can I get cheap software?” The short answer is “it depends.” Continue reading “Software for Students”
Here’s a brief round-up of recurring questions from students about how Palomar’s Blackboard system operates. If you think of any other questions you want answered, either post in the comments or open a ticket in the ATRC Helpdesk. Continue reading “Student Questions Re: Blackboard”
Users of Google’s Chrome browser who are trying to play back videos from Palomar’s streaming video system are in for a treat… and by treat I mean an error message indicating that Silverlight is not installed. Diligent users go load up the newest version of Silverlight, only to be told that Silverlight is not installed. Continue reading “Palomar Streaming Video and Chrome”