Monthly Archives: February 2016

For Faculty: New Ways to Use Rubrics to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Many faculty employ rubrics in their courses to assist students in knowing what will be assessed.  This article posted in Faculty Focus discusses new ways to employ rubrics that faculty may want to incorporate into their toolbox of teaching strategies. 

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Tech Tip: Turn on BCC in Outlook

Blind Carbon Copy, or BCC, is a great way to send private emails to individuals or hide someone’s email address to a group. This respects the privacy of the recipients.  First, open Outlook and start a new email by clicking New

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Swivl Your Thinking for Faculty and Staff

Students tired of traditional presenting? Looking for a cool way to spice up a project? Need a new way to evaluate student teaching? Swivl may be just what you are looking for. Swivl is great for flipped classrooms, group projects,

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Recent Updates to Canvas

The most recent update to Canvas on 2/20/2016 has some great new functionality and features.  Watch this screencast to learn more or read on for some of the highlights. Crocodoc Student Feedback Document Review – Now, when you provide crocodoc

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Green Eggs and New Print Stations

Do you like green eggs and Print Stations? I do not like them, ITS. I do not like green eggs and Print Stations. Would you like them in Schlosser Hall? Would you like them in Hackman North? Would you like

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Free Canvas Training Week of Feb. 22

Canvas has announced several free training webinars for faculty next week.  You can see the full schedule here: https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/training/ Some highlights include: Canvas Collaboration and Group Work: February 22 from 11:30-12:30 Part 2: Canvas Fundamentals for Higher Ed.: February 22

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Prevent Device Theft

Device theft. Everyone thinks it won’t happen to them. You think you’re careful. No one steals things here! But it can happen here, and even if not here, it can happen somewhere else. Are you prepared if your phone or

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Tech Tip: Don’t Add Spaces Between Paragraphs

You can format Microsoft Word not to add spaces between paragraphs. First, open Word, and on the Home tab in the ribbon go to the Paragraph section. Click on the small arrow on the right hand side of the Paragraph box. A

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Student View

Canvas has a setting that allows faculty to see what a course looks like from a student view. This setting also allows faculty to submit assignments or take a test as if they were a student in the class. This

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Tech Tip: Open a Copy

Remembering to Save As is always a hassle. There is an easy way to make sure you never save over a document instead of Save As. Just open a copy of the file. To open a copy, first open up

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PASSHE Virtual Conference: February 15-26th

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will present an online conference, Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment beginning February 15th.  The 60 one-hour sessions are all delivered live via Blackboard Collaborate and allow you to interact with the presenters and

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Why Not To Go Wireless

Wi-Fi not working as fast as you’d like? Believe it or not, there are reasons your Netflix account isn’t streaming as fast as you’d like. Going wireless is not faster for anyone. The signal quality is affected by a number

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Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts

So, you waited until the last minute, and now you’re scrambling to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that certain someone. Well, you might have to settle for a chuckle, because perfect requires more shipping time, but here’s a

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Don’t Be Snowed by Ads and Viruses

These days it seems that pop-ups are worse than ever. All new pages bring pop-ups with them. Or do they? If a page is causing pop-ups or constantly encouraging you to download/update software, that is a page you might want

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Recent Updates to Canvas: February 2016

Canvas recently enhanced the email notifications for discussions and announcements.  All users can reply directly to announcements and discussions from the email notification.  Learn more about other updates in this video.

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page