Mr. Lester has written 23 articles

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…

Accessing an Advisee’s Canvas page

You can access your advisees’ canvas pages, using a special login for each advisee. You were emailed logins and passwords to give access to each of your advisee’s Canvas. If am happy to send this information again if needed You can remain logged in as yourself and open a new incognito window (from the file…

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 If you import assignments from another course you can leave assignments unpublished until you adjust due dates.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…

Compress Gradebook Columns… Less Scrolling!

Okay, I’d like to hide all the columns from W1, say. I can’t do this in Canvas right now (Please ME TOO! this feature request) but I can compress columns and reduce the amount of scrolling. (Note this changes teacher view only and only in the browser in which you compressed the columns) In your…

Gradebook Setup as we begin Window 2

As we move into the second window there is one key strategy to bear in mind –   Each Assignment Group should belong to at most one window. (An assignment group for a mid-year assessment might not belong to any window.) If one or more Assignment Group contains assignments from both window 1 and window…

Add a button in Canvas. That was easy!

Is there a website or web based tool you want students to use regularly? You can add a button to the course navigation menu in your course and students. Here’s how: 1. Copy the URL for the relevant site, say http://www.wordreference.com 2. In the relevant Canvas course click the Settings button:      3. Now click…