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Schedule of Events
|December 15, 2020
|| Flipping Your Syllabus with PlayPosit
|January 13, 2021
||PlayPosit’s Live Class Response System Broadcast for Synchronous Instruction
|January 27, 2021
||PlayPosit Advanced Features
|February 10, 2021
||App Smashing with PlayPosit
|March 2, 2021
||PlayPosit Advanced Features
|April 8, 2021
||Students Drive Learning with Learner Created Content with PlayPosit
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:
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…
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s take a look at an oft used tool within a course: Announcements. On the surface a simple tool (post announcement, students read announcement, right?) there is some depth to announcements that you should probably be aware of. Read more…
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. Read more…
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…
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…
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. Read more…
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. Read more…
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. Read more…