Monthly Archives: October 2015

Canvas Updates – October 2015

This month we have been busy integrating external tools into Canvas that faculty and students may find useful.  Most notable is the integration with Turnitin.  Currently there are two different ways to make an assignment a Turnitin assignment in Canvas. 

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page

Tech Tip: Starting YouTube Videos at a Specific Point

When showing a YouTube video in class, it is often helpful to have the video start playing from a specific point as soon as it loads. You can change this by adding the time onto the end of the URL.

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Posted in Home Page, Web Tips

Don’t get Scammed this Halloween

Dressing up as a secret spy: fun. Pretending to work with the FBI: also fun. Actually dealing with the FBI: not fun. Halloween is just around the corner and everyone’s pretending to be someone they’re not, scammers and data thieves included.

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Posted in Digital Citizenship, Home Page

Cyber Security Wednesday: Passwords and Wi-Fi

Using passwords is a common practice, and they should be used on every device that allows one. If you don’t have a secure password, it’s imperative that you start using one. People can easily access your personal files and data if you

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Treat Students to Ease of Use!

When we piloted Canvas about a year ago, one of the comments that surfaced repeatedly from students is that things were much easier to find in Canvas.  In working with students throughout this semester, many have commented that they wish

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Cyber Security Tuesday: Personally Identifiable Information

What is PII? It stands for Personally Identifiable Information, and we all have an obligation to protect it. Generally, this information includes your name, address, phone number, birthdate, SSN, and credit card numbers. These can, in the hands of cybercriminals,

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Posted in Digital Citizenship, Home Page

Creating Forms and Making Surveys

Making a form or survey for a class is a useful tool, and Microsoft Word lets you do that easily. Click on this link to learn how to do it.

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Posted in Home Page, Office 2013

Cyber Security Monday: Gone Phishing?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the threat you need to be most aware of is phishing. Phishing is an attempt by criminals to get personal information from you through fake emails. They hope that you’ll “take the

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Securing a PDF Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

PDFs can often contain important or confidential information that should not be seen by everybody. To control who can download, view or edit your document, you must change the security settings. Click this link to learn how.

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Different Due Dates for Individual Students or Sections

Do you teach two different sections of a course on different days of the week or do you have a student that needs an extension for an assignment?  You can assign different due dates for sections of specific students using

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Turning off Presenter Mode in PowerPoint

Do you want to show a presentation to a class and PowerPoint is just showing presenter view? Well it’s a simple fix! Simply go to the ribbon and select SLIDESHOW and go to MONITORS. There, select the check box labeled

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Office 2013, Teaching and Learning

Canvas Tip of the Week: Turnitin Now Fully Integrated with Canvas

One of the easy-to-use features of Canvas has been the check box to enable Turnitin Originality Checks on any online assignment in Canvas.  But, that Turnitin API integration limits the features and functionality of the Turnitin tool.  So, last week

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Atomic Learning = 24/7/365 Access to Tutorials

Atomic Learning can give students and faculty in-depth, clear tutorials on a wide range of software and programs. To access Atomic Learning, you must first login on Etown‘s Atomic Learning page at https://www.atomiclearning.com/login/etown using your Jayweb username and password or

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Posted in Home Page, Training

Canvas Tip of the Week: Organizing Module Content

As we continue to get used to Canvas and transition our workflows from the “Blackboard way of doing things” to Canvas, one of the biggest changes may be that content is organized differently in Canvas.  In Blackboard, course content was

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For Faculty: Tips for Handling Online and Face-to-Face Discussions

This post from the Chronicle of Higher Education and this post from Faculty Focus highlight some tips on how to organize and manage discussions.  How do you manage online and face-to-face discussions?  How do you assess them?  Share your ideas

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