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.
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!”
It’s that time of year again, when faculty need to transfer materials into the course shells for a new semester. When copying materials between course sites in Canvas, there are a couple options; which you use will depend on your circumstances.
Continue reading “Copying Canvas Course Content”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s take a look at the plagiarism detection tool available within Palomar’s Canvas system: Unplag. Continue reading “Canvas Plagiarism Detection”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s explore how you can use the Modules tool to restrict access to content within your Canvas course. Continue reading “Canvas Module Requirements and Prerequisites”
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. Continue reading “Canvas Content and Date Restrictions”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s look at a way to focus attention on a hyperlink in your course. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But sometimes what you really want is to simply say “hey, look over here!” To help draw student attention to important links, consider adding a simple picture onto your Canvas page. Continue reading “Canvas and Adding an Icon to a Link”
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s take a look at a simple technique to render a list of navigation links on a page into a more visually stimulating form. This can be done by changing a bullet list to display as a “pill” instead.
Continue reading “Canvas and Creating a Navigation Pill”