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How do I embed a Remind.com widget in Canvas?

What is it? Remind.com is a handy little tool for pushing out notifications to students and families. It allows students to receive notifications as a texts, notifications from the Remind.com app, or emails. While I’m not 100% sure that it’s any more effective or useful than the built-in Canvas notifications, it does allow you to…

Google Drive and Canvas

Canvas and Google Apps are integrated — that is, they play (fairly) nice together. Which is good! What do I need to do to use this? First off, to use this integration you will need to give permission to it to access your Google Apps account. What this means is: the first time you try to do…

Taming the Fire Hose!

Some days, the information flow coming through email distribution lists is just overwhelming. A number of us have been experimenting with a different approach to receiving those emails, a so-called “digest” that we receive at 5pm (4pm in the winter) of all the emails of the previous 24 hours. The format of the digest is…

Creating differentiated assignments for groups of students

As we teach classes, it is sometimes useful for students of like interest, preparation or aptitude to be grouped together to get differentiated assignments and assessments, within the structure of the same course. (Periodically two sections meet during the same color block and are grouped under the same course, and we can also differentiate assignments…

Digication Guides

Digication provides ePortfolio assessment tools that integrate with Canvas, and are used in a variety of courses at St. Mark’s. Digication provides a number of useful guides for first-time (and experienced) users. Student Guide Faculty Guide Administrator Guide Program Assessment Guide

Using a LibGuide in Your Class

Create a new assignment (or page, or discussion, or calendar event… or anything that lets you create a description in the so-called “Rich Content Editor”. The menu will look like this: You will need to pick which LibGuide you want with the dropdown menus: Once you have made your choices, click the “Embed Content” button.…

Setting up Digication ePortfolios in Canvas

To use Digitation ePortfolios in Canvas, please reach out to Academic Technology for the initial configuration. Academic Technology will: Install the Digication LTI in your course(s). (Credentials can be found here) Masquerade as you (the teacher) to perform initial setup, including: Set default template creation options (students create portfolios from scratch, portfolios are not viewable…