Mr. Lester has written 22 articles

Creating a Calendar Invitation

In Google Calendar (google.com/calendar) click the red ‘CREATE’ button, and fill in details such as title, date, time, location etc. Note the check box for recurring events which lets you set properties for repeated events. Now on the left hand side add email addresses for invitees: When you have entered all invitees addresses click the…

How do I transfer student grades from one class to another?

At the start of the year, as student schedules are being ironed out, students will periodically move from one section of a course to another, or even from one teacher to another. When this happens, the automatic enrollment syncing with FAWeb causes the student to disappear from their old class and re-appear in their new…

Where should I post videos for class?

Where you post a video depends on what you want to do with it. Wherever you post it, however, the same three steps will be common to all sites: choose the site, upload the video, share a link. Loom Free for teachers at loom.com, loom offers the ability to make screencasts with voiceover and hilghting/annotation.…

Disable banner sheets on the Xerox 9302 copiers

Don’t want the cover sheet with your name on when you print to a big Xerox… In the print dialog box, when you have chosen the desired printer… Scroll down to select Xerox Features as shown: On the scrolling menu below the one now set to Xerox Features scroll down to Advanced Set the Job…

Show a series of movies using Keynote or Powerpoint

Want to show a series of movies for a presentation? Inserting the movie files into Keynote or Powerpoint slides will enable you to seamlessly progress through the series of movies by advancing through the slides. Here’s how: Keynote: In the File menu choose New In the Theme Chooser you may like to select a black…

Dropping Lowest Scores in Canvas

You can drop a score (or more than 1) per grading category, but you cannot choose the lowest from a set of categories. 1. Click on the cogwheel opposite the grading categories name: Note My category was called “Window 1” you may have “;Window 1 quizzes” etc. 2. You’ll see a pull down menu; click…

Using My Open Math Assessments in Canvas

Using MyOpenMath in Canvas Randomly generated and auto-graded assessments. Searchable question banks with many useful questions, including structured multi-part questions and questions with video hints. Questions can be kept open after due date as practice for students. How long will this take? 1. Once off: Creating a Course in MyOpenMath: 2 minutes 2. Creating an…