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PlayPosit: Interactive Video

Backed by AT&T and Stanford’s startX, PlayPosit is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video (screencasts, Khan Academy, TED, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities. Getting started with PlayPosit/Canvas. Converting Zaption tours into PlayPosit…

See an entire year of grades and comments

If, as you write your advisor letters, you’re looking to try to capture the arc of the year and want to support it with evidence from comments and grades over the course of the year: Go to FAWeb Under Students in the green toolbar, click your desired advisee In the resulting pop-up window, choose Progress…

Who has access to Canvas?

The school chose to adopt Canvas as our Learning Management System (LMS) to facilitate the timely communication about student progress and responsibilities between and among the students and faculty. As a high school, we support students as they develop their skills and build experience as independent, resourceful learners with a strong sense of self-efficacy. To…

Turning in an Advisor Letter via FAWeb

Starting in the winter of 2016-2017, families receive the end-of-semester Advisor Letters digitally, rather than as a mailed paper letter. Basics Step-by-step Content Formatting Details Basics Write your advisor letter as you would normally. When you are ready to post your advisor letter for review and publication, you can post them as comments on the…

Connect a Google Doc to Canvas

Often we find that we would like for students to access a Google Doc (or Sheet or Slides or…) from within our Canvas course. There are, essentially, four paradigms for this access: Just link to the Google Doc This is the most straight-forward option. Create a hyperlink that takes the student to the Google Doc.…