Academic Technology Resources Center

Finding Open Classes

The enrollment period for Spring 2018 is going on right now, and some students may still be trying to figure out which classes to take. Be it a question of “what will move me towards my degree” or even just “what will fit my schedule” it can be tricky putting together a class schedule. The situation is made still worse by the fact that the printed schedule does not reflect class cancellation or when new classes open up.

Enter the “My Class Finder” tool. Continue reading “Finding Open Classes”

Canvas Course Cross-listing (or “How do I merge my courses?”)

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Faculty sometimes teach multiple instances of the same class, and want a way to combine all their students into a single course on Canvas. Typically the question asked is “How do I merge my courses together?

Cross-listing allows faculty to move enrollments from different courses and combine them into one course. This feature is helpful for instructors who teach several sections of the same course and only want to manage course data in one location. Continue reading “Canvas Course Cross-listing (or “How do I merge my courses?”)”

Palomar Email and Canvas and Bears… oh my!

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Dramatic changes have been made to the way that email address information is sent to the Blackboard and Canvas learning management systems (LMSs), which is likely impacting the way students and instructors can communicate about their classes. For many years students had the option to list a “preferred” email address, which the Palomar LMSs received as the address where students wanted to receive information. That customization is no longer an option for students. Continue reading “Palomar Email and Canvas and Bears… oh my!”

Canvas Content and Date Restrictions

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For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s assume you want to control when a student can see something within your course… but do NOT want to use the date restriction function built into Modules. Since – at least at the time I write this – Pages can’t have start and end dates, we need to consider what content does. Continue reading “Canvas Content and Date Restrictions”

Canvas and Adding an Icon to a Link

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For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s look at a way to focus attention on a hyperlink in your course. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But sometimes what you really want is to simply say “hey, look over here!” To help draw student attention to important links, consider adding a simple picture onto your Canvas page. Continue reading “Canvas and Adding an Icon to a Link”