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…

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…

VoiceThread and Canvas

VoiceThread is currently set up as an “external tool” in Canvas. VoiceThread has some documentation of their own on this works that is worth perusing (you don’t have to worry about setting up the LTI — that’s already been done for you). Nota bene: VoiceThread also has directions that you can share with students. However,…

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…

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…