Monthly Archives: June 2015

Canvas Tip of the Week: File Access in Courses

Although the files button in the left navigation bar is hidden from student view in Canvas, students can still possibly access files in other areas of the course without the instructor realizing it.  So, it is critical that instructors take

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Images

Adding Images Want to make your sites and posts more visually appealing?  Easy!  Use readily available images from the flickr commons photo repository that is right in the Canvas text editor.  Find out how to do that here:  https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1858

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Small Groups

Creating Small Groups Canvas allows you to create small groups in your courses for various activities. With these groups, students can collaborate to work on assignments and projects together. To find out more information on how to set up groups and what they can

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Excel-Change Uppercase to Proper Case

If a column of names is in all UPPER case but you need it in Proper case, instead of retyping everything, add a column, and then in the new column, write a function that changes the data. The function is

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Turnitin

Using Turnitin Remember that you can use Turnitin for all written assignments or research papers to help students understand the need for citations and paraphrasing.  Canvas makes that a whole lot easier because the two are integrated.  Here are some

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Canvas Updates – June 2015

We are just under a month away from saying “goodbye” to Blackboard and having all courses in Canvas.  In fact, every summer course is now being taught in Canvas.  All Fall 2015 courses have been added to Canvas and existing

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Canvas Tip of the Week: File Size Overload

Managing File Size Overload When uploading different types of files onto Canvas, be mindful of how much storage space you’re using in Canvas itself.  If you’re posting videos or other data-heavy items, consider posting them on an external site and then providing the link

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