Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tech Tip: YouTube Security Settings

When thinking about privacy settings, don’t forget to check your social media sites. We aren’t just talking about Twitter and Instagram either, make sure your security and privacy settings are up to date on other sites like Pinterest and YouTube

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Speedgrader App

Do you have a tablet or iPad?  Have you downloaded the Speedgrader app yet?  If not, give it a try. The Speedgrader app allows faculty to grade assignments on their tablet, including scoring rubrics, adding written or audio comments and

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Safe and Productive Browsing

Browsing the web can be just as dangerous, or just as safe, as walking down the sidewalk. Just as you trust well lit sidewalks on streets with a reputation for being reliable, you should look for websites you can trust

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Student View

Have you ever wanted to make sure that you have assignment or course settings correct?  Well, Canvas has a true Student View where you can see what your Canvas course looks like to your students. You can even submit assignments

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For Faculty: Considerations for Bringing Tech into Teaching

Integrating instructional technology into the teaching and learning process is part of our strategic plan.  But how? Why? When?  You may ponder these questions as you plan for the new semester.  This video, from Educause, may help you to begin

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Tech Tip: Skype Group Calls

Skype has added a new feature. Now, users can Group Video Call meaning that a user can video call with up to 25 other people. However, you can only stream up to 10 videos at a time (9 plus yourself.)

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Modules

You likely have noticed that the course template we use requires all course content to live in MODULES.  Why?  By having all course content organized in the modules area, students have a similar experience in all of their classes and

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Printing Services

Did you know there are multiple ways to print your essays and assignments on campus this fall? With 500 free pages per semester, you can print with ease. Web Printing Students can now send printing jobs to printers across campus

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Recent Updates to Canvas: June 2016

Canvas releases new features and updates every three weeks.  The latest release has a few useful changes.  You can read all of the details in the release notes here: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-6857 Syllabus Page Edit Button Placement – the Edit button has

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Tech Tip: Edit PDFs

People are always coming to the Help Desk or calling us at Ext. 3333 and asking how to edit a PDF. Well, there are several factors that influence if you can edit a PDF. First, the computer must have Adobe

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