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Summer Setup for Canvas

With the start of Summer looming, faculty are getting Canvas courses ready for student use. So let’s run though some important tips for prep and launch of Canvas courses for Summer 2018!

Before drilling down to specifics in Canvas, I want to draw attention to Summer dates. As always, there are a whole host of “start dates” for Summer, but the traditional “start of Summer” has been when the 6 and 8 week sessions begin. That is June 11. (I stress this because some publications indicate the 6 and 8 week sessions begin on June 25… they do not. June 11 is correct.) Naturally some classes start earlier, some immediately after the end of Spring term, but most will start on June 11. If you believe your course starts later in June… please check your official class listing to be sure.

Now let’s get into the details of using Canvas for your new classes.

Canvas and the Kaltura Streaming Media Collection

For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s go though the process of adding a piece of media from the Palomar Kaltura streaming media system onto a page within your Canvas course.

First off, to be clear, this “Kaltura Streaming Media Collection” refers to the shared repository of videos which have been requested by faculty for use (under the auspices of the TEACH Act), and in many cases these videos were created thanks to individual faculty donating their media to Palomar for this use.

A Brief Introduction to Proctorio

Proctorio is an automated remote proctoring service integrated into Palomar’s Canvas learning management system. This enables faculty to require quizzes within Canvas be taken in a limited and/or monitored environment.

Sounds great! How do I start proctoring my Canvas quizzes?

Student Tips for Using Canvas

Are you a new or continuing student at Palomar who hasn’t used the Canvas system with your courses yet? Here’s a few suggestions for how best to prepare your account to use Canvas, and what to expect when your instructors allow you into the Canvas courses.

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

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.