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Canvas Tip of the Week: Peer Reviews

Building Engagement Through Peer Reviews Consider building student engagement in your courses by using peer reviews.  You can make it so that your assignments automatically assign peer reviews once the students have submitted their assignment—whether it’s a draft or a final product.  Only you

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Notifications and the User Profile

Setting Up Your Notifications and User Profile We recommend that you and your students set up your user profile and identify how and when you would like to receive notifications from your courses. Adding a picture to your profile will

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Discussion Board Responses

Eliminating Discussion Board Responses That Use Others’ Responses Sometimes, students want to view others’ responses before they provide their own in a discussion board. While you may sometimes want to give your students this option, there may be other times

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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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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 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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Canvas Tip of the Week: Finding Help

Need Help With Using Canvas? We have 24/7 chat, phone and web-based support from Canvas 365 days a year. All you need to do is click the “Help” tab located in the top right corner of your user dashboard. There, you

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Due Dates

Managing Due Dates in Canvas So, you want to assign due dates, but you’ve chosen not to because it becomes a challenge to continually update them for each class? Worry no more! In Canvas, if you set dates in your

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Announcements

Sending Announcements Versus Emails Announcements on Canvas are a great way to virtually communicate with your whole class. Canvas allows users to reply to any announcements that are sent,  so you may want to consider using Announcements for all course-related communication and save

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Course Analytics

Understanding the Value of Course Analytics Once you log into Canvas, be sure to check out the Course Analytics page to monitor student activity and see what your students have been up to. On this page, you can easily see who in each of your classes has

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Discussion Posts

Viewing Unread Discussion Posts Discussion boards are another feature in Canvas, and a great tool for both teachers and students to increase interaction. The discussion posts in these boards will appear “read” when you scroll through a discussion thread, but if you

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Dashboard

Using the Dashboard One of the awesome features of Canvas is the Dashboard–that screen you see when you first log in.  Have you been using it or ignoring it?  If you USE it, it can be QUITE HELPFUL!  Essentially, it

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Modules

Recognizing the Importance of Modules One of the main features of Canvas is the use of modules. Essentially blocks of assignments, the modules are specifically designed for allowing students and teachers to keep track of their work and upcoming projects more easily than

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