Maybe the census date is imminent, maybe you just want to stay on top of student activity in your Canvas course site. For whatever reason, you’d really like to know when and what individual students are doing within your course. So what are your options?
The short answer? You have quite a few options. Continue reading “Canvas Student Activity Indicators”
Perhaps you’ve heard about a way in Canvas to hit a switch and randomize the order of your quiz questions. Or maybe you’ve been talking with me about Canvas and heard about something called “Quizzes.next.” Or, most likely, you’ve spotted the new “add Quiz/Text” button at the top of the Assignments list, tagged with a little bar saying “beta.”
The short answer is, yes, there is a newly available alternative to the Canvas quiz engine, which will in the not too distant future replace the current quiz engine. The Instructure techs are calling this the “Quizzes LTI.” Continue reading “Canvas “New Quizzes” Option”
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. Continue reading “Student Tips for Using Canvas”
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?”)”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s take a look at a simple technique to enhance the appearance and function of tabular data. This can be done by changing the sort of data table such as one pasted in from a spreadsheet. Continue reading “Canvas Data Table Facelift”
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!”
It’s that time of year again, when faculty need to transfer materials into the course shells for a new semester. When copying materials between course sites in Canvas, there are a couple options; which you use will depend on your circumstances.
Continue reading “Copying Canvas Course Content”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s take a look at the plagiarism detection tool available within Palomar’s Canvas system: Unplag. Continue reading “Canvas Plagiarism Detection”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s explore how you can use the Modules tool to restrict access to content within your Canvas course. Continue reading “Canvas Module Requirements and Prerequisites”
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”