Mr. Lester has written 18 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…

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…

Accessing Calendars

We don’t have custom St. Mark’s paper planners this year — all of that information is online (and therefore current). In Google, follow these directions to add the pertinent calendars to your Google Calendar (probably your form calendar and the color schedule). In Canvas, if you look at your Calendar, you can toggle on and off each of your courses in…

Secure Print: print when you get there

1. This works on the color Xerox machines. Say I want to print on a Xerox in the Faculty resource room… Once you’ve selected the printer click “PROPERTIES” 2. Under the printing options tab choose SECURE PRINT                         Then create your passcode Then click…

Publish (the gray/green cloud button)

Now assignments, discussions, pages and quizzes must be published before students can see them.This feature is very useful for releasing assignments to students when you want to. If you import assignments from another course you can leave assignments unpublished until you adjust due dates. Click on    and you’ll get … the item is now…

Importing material from an existing Canvas course

In the destination course go to Settings in the left hand course navigation menu. Then click the Import Course Content button on the right Choose the content type from the pull down menu (in this case a canvas course) Identify the source course using the pull down menu (you may need to check include completed…