New Accessibility Checker in Canvas

Posted by Kate Miller on Oct 30, 2017 3:16:47 PM

The Rich Content Editor Accessibility Checker assists instructors and course designers to maintain accessibility requirements in Canvas content. The Accessibility Checker is located in the Rich Content Editor menu bar. Depending on the size of the browser window, users may have to scroll the menu bar horizontally to view the Accessibility Checker icon.

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Topics: CU Online, Canvas, Accessibility

Discovering Canvas for Students Webinar

Posted by Kate Miller on Aug 3, 2017 2:06:51 PM

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Topics: CU Online, Online learning, Canvas, Online teaching

Instructional Design:                                   Faculty Weblog #1: John Byrd

Posted by Amy Osatinski on May 2, 2017 2:50:14 PM

For the first CU Online Instructional Design Faculty Weblog, CU Online's Instructional Designer Amy Osatinski sat down with John Byrd, Senior Instructor of Finance at the Business School. In his weblog, John demonstrates how he uses HTML to create interactive pop-up boxes in Canvas. To view the Weblog, click here

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Topics: Online Classes, Online faculty training, CU Online, Canvas, Online teaching, Online tools, Instuctional Design, Interactivity, HTML

Gain insight into your course with Canvas’ built-in data tools

Posted by Brenden Goetz on Apr 5, 2017 12:07:11 PM

Canvas provides several ways to understand how students are performing and engaging with your course. It’s up to you to decide what to do with that info, but here are a few of our favorite tools, and some ideas of what to do with them.

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Topics: CU Online, Canvas, Online teaching, Canvas data

Instructional Design Faculty Weblogs

Posted by Amy Osatinski on Mar 1, 2017 7:46:02 PM

Are you doing something interesting or innovative in your Canvas course? Would you like to share your great work with other faculty members?

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Topics: Online Classes, CU Online, Canvas, Online teaching, Online tools

New Canvas Feature: Student Context Cards

Posted by Alexander Karklins on Mar 1, 2017 7:16:43 PM

The latest Canvas production release (2/18/17) includes several new enhancements. The most useful addition, however, might be Student Context Cards. These cards can be accessed from the “People” tab in your canvas course or other locations where students’ names appear as a link (such as discussion replies). These context cards provide instructors with a snapshot of how each student is performing in a course.

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Topics: CU Online, Canvas, Online teaching

Winter Web Camp Recap

Posted by Kate Miller on Feb 8, 2017 3:04:43 PM

CU Online's 2017 Winter Web Camp was a great success. We offered both an in-person option and a live streaming option, for those participants that wanted to join virtually.

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Topics: Online faculty training, Online learning, Canvas, Online teaching

Consider this tip

Posted by Kate Miller on Jan 11, 2017 11:29:25 AM

Post an announcement in your course the first week, to welcome your students to the course and let them know what they should expect the first week.

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Topics: CU Online, Online learning, Online students, Canvas, Online teaching

Webinars to introduce your students to Canvas

Posted by Kate Miller on Jan 11, 2017 11:19:37 AM

We are hosting four 30 minute webinars for students to get acquainted with Canvas. These webinars will provide a step-by-step overview of the Canvas platform. This would be a great event to mention to your students (especially those students that are new to Canvas). The dates and times of the student webinars are:

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Topics: College Tips, CU Online, Online students, Canvas

Canvas Release Notes: Google Apps LTI

Posted by Kate Miller on Jan 11, 2017 11:13:53 AM

Google Apps is an external app (LTI) available to institutions with Google Apps for education. However, anyone with a Google account can use this integration.

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Topics: Online learning, Canvas, integration, Online teaching, LTI, Google