Monthly Archives: December 2015

Recent Updates to Canvas: December 2015

There were some exciting new features added to Canvas in December.  Watch this video to see the specifics.  Here are some of the highlights:   New Features Assignments: Moderated Grading Course Settings: ePub Course Content Exports and Course Link Validator

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page

Canvas Tip of the Week: Ways to Get Help with Canvas

We have opted for 24/7/365 Canvas Support.  This means that in addition to contacting the ITS Help Desk, all users can call, chat, or email Canvas Support any time.  Access the Canvas Support resources via the Help menu.  Learn more

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Updating Your Password

Now that winter break is upon us, it’s a good time to change your account password on the school network. Why?  Changing your password before leaving campus is good for a few different reasons. 1) You will have time to

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Posted in Computer Tips, Digital Citizenship, Home Page, Web Tips

Top Tech Gifts for the Holidays

Every holiday season, new gadgets and high-tech gifts are on the shelves, and this year is no exception. Shopping for the tech geek in your life, or shopping for yourself can be hard when you don’t know what’s good and

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Top 10 Apps of 2015 for Faculty and Staff

Staying up to date with work and your students is always important, especially over long breaks. Whether they allow for improved productivity, or simply let you organize your life better, these apps are the best ones released in 2015. Work

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Tech Tip: Exporting PowerPoint to Video

Turning your PowerPoint presentation into a video has many uses, and is done by exporting the presentation. To do this, open the presentation and click File, then Export. Next, click Create a Video. This process can take quite a while,

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Posted in Home Page, Office 2013

Canvas Tip of the Week: Using a Grading Scheme to Show Letter Grades for Total Grades

Faculty, would you like to be able to see the letter grade that a percentage is equal to in a course so that it is easier to enter grades into Jayweb?  If so, enable a grading scheme in your course. 

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For Faculty: Student Feedback on a Course

At the end of the semester, many faculty engage in conversations with students about what they did or didn’t like about a particular course.  This article from Faculty Focus lists some useful questions faculty might want to pose to students

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Crocodoc Annotations in Firefox

Faculty, have you ever “lost” annotations in a document you graded while using Firefox?  This is an identified bug, but there is a work-around discussed below. When an instructor uses Crocodoc annotations for a supported assignment submission type (primarily Word

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Tech Tip: Turning Off Read Mode in Word 2013

Turning off Read mode in Word 2013 can be done easily while in the program. First, click File, then Options. Under the General options, locate Start Up Options at the bottom of the window, and un-check the box next to

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Posted in Home Page, Office 2013