Canvas is a versatile learning management which is perfect for teachers, but its wide variety of features can also seem overwhelming to a novice user. You may have heard your colleagues talking about creating rubrics, groups, and external apps. These are exciting features, but maybe not the best place to start. Imagine that using Canvas is […]
On Monday, Feb. 6th, we will be opening the MakerSpace in the Bay library during tutorial and lunch. Make It— Are you interested in learning how to sew, knit, crochet or do paper crafts? Code It— You’ve seen the craze for learning code, but what exactly is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for […]
Are you looking for a way to make presentations more interactive? The Classkick app is a simple yet powerful app to redefine teaching and learning. You can view student work, provide feedback, and grade student work in real-time. Students enrolled in the same course can also teach each other when questions are asked. View the Classkick […]
A new semester means new courses in Canvas. You will need to set-up and publish your new courses, just like you did for 1st semester. Here are answers to some common questions about setting-up a course:
When will courses be available?
Courses will be available to teachers on Feb 2nd and students will be loaded into the course on the morning of Feb 3rd. They will need to hide the 1st semester course and show the 2nd semester course. How to hide show courses on an iPad.
Will I need to set-up the Canvas grade book to transfer grades to Skyward?
Yes, the assignment groups in Canvas need to match the grade book categories in Skyward. Watch this video if you have forgotten.
How do I hide old classes a show new classes?
How do I copy content from one course to another?
How do I hide or reorder items on the course navigation menu?
How do I add my own image to my course?
PicCollage can be used to summarize or document a lesson, unit, vocabulary list, project, field trip, book, experiment, presentation, activity, and much more…
Dec 5th-11th is National Computer Science week in honor of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. Students and teachers can go to https://code.org/learn to learn the basics of coding. If your students want to learn more, have them drop by the library during lunch, before, or after school this week.
I put together a short discussion in the staff Canvas course where you can post questions, concerns, or ideas and get feedback from the group. We will continue the discussion this week. Hopefully you can learn from the questions that have been asked or ask some of your own. Will make sure that all posts have a response.