How to: Add a profile image to Canvas

Emma YenchCanvas, Context, Getting Started, How to, People, Profile, Roles & ResponsibilitiesLeave a Comment

You can add a profile image to your account in Canvas which will then appear on any discussion posts, announcements and messages you send. It is useful for students and staff to be able to identify you, and it creates a more personal space. Making your profile picture appear in Canvas is easy. Follow the printable instructions below or watch … Read More

Double the Learning

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Researchers at John Hopkins University have found that if you slightly vary the learning activity each time, then learning can be improved. To quote Science Alert from a post on 30 November 2017: The researchers figured this out by getting 86 volunteers to learn to a new skill – moving a cursor on a computer screen by squeezing a small … Read More

How to: Set up group assignments

Andrea McLaganAssessment, Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, GroupsLeave a Comment

Canvas group assignments allow two or more students to submit or demonstrate collaborative work, receive shared feedback and grades, or receive individual feedback and grades. * A group Discussion is a discussion that is confided to a specific group of students. Groups cannot see one another’s posts. A graded group Discussion is still an individual activity that is marked individually.  … Read More

Canvas Video Capture

Howard ErreyCanvas, PluginsLeave a Comment

Canvas has a marvellous tool in the editor that creates a video from your webcam, places it where you are editing and saves it to the Arc repository. This is potentially the easiest way to create welcome videos except that it requires your browser flash player to be up to date. Every time I have gone to demonstrate this feature in … Read More

How to: grade students anonymously

Zaina Indira NehmeAssessment, Assessment, Assignments, Canvas, Examples of practice, Feedback & Assessment, Feedback and Assessment, Gradebook, How to, Learning Management Systems, LMS, SpeedgraderLeave a Comment

There might be times when, as a teacher, you might like to mark students assessment without knowing who has submitted them.  Simply, Canvas allows you to hide the students name in SpeedGrader.   To hide student names from Speedgrader, follow the instructions below: This Canvas function is equivalent to Blackboard’s Anonymous Grading function which was found in the Grade Centre. 524 … Read More

Incite/Insight Forum

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Last year, DSC launched “Incite/Insight”, a learning and teaching forum for disseminating good practice, enabling scholarly conversation and sparking ideas.The forum has continued this year, targeting VE and HE teaching staff and focuses on inspiring teaching. On October 18th 2017 over 30 staff came to discuss what online engagement means in their teaching contexts. Offering insights into their practice, the discussion … Read More

How to: View the course access report for a student

Zaina Indira NehmeCanvas, Communications overview, Feedback & Assessment, How to, Learning analytics, People, Roles & ResponsibilitiesLeave a Comment

The course access report provides teachers with a summary of a student’s participation in a course.  Note that this report is only a summary, if you wish to access a full specific report, you can do so by viewing student analytics or the interactions report.  To access the report, follow the steps below: The access report will show: 530 – Course … Read More

Tips & tricks for managing and grading Canvas Assignments

Andrea McLaganAssessment, Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, Gradebook, Tips and TricksLeave a Comment

Following are a selection of tips for using Assignments and Gradebook. If you know of other tricks, mistakes to avoid, or ways to make the most of Assignments and the Gradebook, please share them in the Comments below. For general how-to information on assessment and feedback in Canvas, see Canvas Help: Feedback & Assessment. Mute assignments until you’re ready to release … Read More

How to: Grade an assignment using Speedgrader

Cathy LeahyAssessment, Assignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, Feedback and Assessment, How to, Rubric, SpeedgraderLeave a Comment

Speedgrader is the Canvas marking tool which allows you to view, annotate, comment on, and grade student assignment submissions online. In addition to grading online submissions, Speedgrader can also be used to provide comments and grades on work that is not submitted online (in-class presentations or paper-based submissions, for example). Speedgrader is built upon the same functionality as the Blackboard … Read More