For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s take a look at a simple technique to convert the appearance of a link into a button. This can be done by adding a snippet of code into the HTML of the link. Continue reading “Canvas Links as Buttons”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s look at an extremely simple, but valuable, function in Canvas: How to remove the system announcements from the Dashboard screen when you want them to go away. Continue reading “Canvas and Closing System Announcements”
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. Continue reading “Canvas and the Kaltura Streaming Media Collection”
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? Continue reading “A Brief Introduction to Proctorio”
If you are an instructor for a course, you can publish your course in the Course Home Page sidebar or from the Course Setup Checklist. Continue reading “How to Publish Your Course in Canvas”
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”
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!”