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Author: David Gray

Palomar Email and Canvas and Bears… oh my!

Dramatic changes have been made to the way that email address information is sent to the Canvas learning management system (LMS), 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 LMS received as the address where students wanted to receive information. That customization is no longer an option for students. Read more…

Canvas Content and Date Restrictions

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. Read more…

Basic PowerPoint Animation Basics

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. Read more…

Basic Computer Basics: The Keyboard

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. Read more…