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Canvas Course Cross-listing (or “How do I merge my courses?”)

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…

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Palomar Email and Canvas and Bears… oh my!

Dramatic changes have been made to the way that email address information is sent to the Canvas learning management system (LMS), 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 LMS received as the address where students wanted to receive information. That customization is no longer an option for students. Read more…

Canvas Content and Date Restrictions

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. Read more…

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Canvas Scheduler to Manage Appointments

For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s see how to use the Canvas Calendar to allow students to schedule appointments within defined time periods. Scenarios can range from individual students choosing a time to meet in your office, all the way to sign-up sheets for who wants to attend a field trip event. Read more…

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Moving Beyond the Classroom: Using TEACH ACT Checklist to Facilitate Streaming for Distance Education (DE)

The TEACH Act “redefines the terms and conditions on which accredited, nonprofit educational institutions throughout the U.S. may use copyright protected materials in distance education including on websites and by other digital means without permission from the copyright owner and payment of royalties” (Crews, 2002). In order for us to use and digitize copyrighted materials for distance education, we are using the TEACH Act requirements checklist. In this update, I would like to highlight our successful journey in establishing a streaming server for DE using Kaltura and share some statistics.
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