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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.

Finding Open Classes

The enrollment period for Spring 2018 is going on right now, and some students may still be trying to figure out which classes to take. Be it a question of “what will move me towards my degree” or even just “what will fit my schedule” it can be tricky putting together a class schedule. The situation is made still worse by the fact that the printed schedule does not reflect class cancellation or when new classes open up.

Enter the “My Class Finder” tool.

Palomar Email and Canvas and Bears… oh my!

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.

Use of Copyrighted Material

Usage of Images and other copyrighted material on Palomar.edu websites is subject to Palomar College’s copyright policy and the US Copyright Office’s Title 17. In addition, the following Palomar board policies contain institutional specifics: BP 3710 Securing of Copyright; BP 3715 Intellectual Property; and BP 3720 Computer and Network Use. That said, before using an image or other material that complies with Palomar College’s Access and Use Guidelines, the user should ask:

Basic PowerPoint Animation Basics

A PowerPoint slide-deck is a speaker’s aid, used as a backdrop to the presenter, and as such should not often be the focus of audience attention. (After all, if you’re at a Broadway show and your focus is on the flats, I’d guess it is not a very compelling play.) But at times it is important to focus the eyes of your audience on the slide, or even on a particular portion of the slide. That’s when it is time for an Animation.

Basic Computer Basics: The Keyboard

For most folks, the primary way they interact with their computer is by mouse. But the primary way they input information in their computer is by keyboard. There are a number of keyboard “shortcuts” which can allow a user to interact with their computer though, which may save you time and frustration.

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