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Preparing Canvas Courses for Summer and Fall 2020

With our new-found dependence on online course materials, many faculty are getting a first experience on setting up a second semester on Canvas. Even for the experienced faculty this process bears repeating, as it is only needed once a semester at most. Summer 2020 is starting soon, and the Fall 2020 Canvas course shells should be available for faculty right around the end of the Spring term.

At the time of publishing this article Palomar is still deciding if this “off campus only” format is going to apply for Fall 2020 as well as Summer, but even if not faculty may wish to continue using Canvas in some ways even when getting back to the classroom becomes an option. So here’s what is important to deal with at the start of a new semester:

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PlayPosit 3.0 Webinar Series

Emily Bleibel from PlayPosit will be hosting a webinar series starting this February. This webinar series will focus on providing tips to make effective bulbs quickly. The topics, described in the invitation and sign up form, range from highlighting our new template gallery, to using broadcast and learner made bulbs, with lots in between.

The website has information regarding the webinar series including a link to RSVP. There is no limit to the sessions you can attend. Please note, anyone who signs up will receive the recording for that session regardless of attendance.

Summer 2018 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 2018 dates. As always, there are a whole host of “start dates” for Summer 2018, but the traditional “start of Summer” has been when the 6 and 8 week sessions begin. That is June 11, 2018. (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, 2018. 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. Read more…

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. Read more…

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? Read more…

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. Read more…