Mr. Lester has written 19 articles

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…

Got mail!

Okay, you’ve just opened a message in your inbox. Here’s what you can do with it: Use this checkbox and its pull down menu to select multiple items “All”, “unread” ARCHIVE – the item will be removed from your inbox. It can easily be found by searching for a keyword. Since you have lots of…

Gotta love labels!

Organize your mail using labels (which mostly work like folders, but a message can be assigned more than one label). Here’s how to create a new label and and move messages to that label so that they no longer appear in your inbox. To begin open a message or conversation or click checkboxe(s) to select…

Gmail Categories: There’s a catch…

Gmail automatically sorts your some of your incoming mail into categories. A useful feature… however, an important message may be assigned to one of these categories and not be visible in your inbox. So check these categories regularly OR force all these messages to appear in your inbox: Look at the left hand column in…