Category: Canvas

Canvas Tip: Creating an Accessibility Compliant Course

The Accessibility Checker is a powerful tool within Canvas’ Rich Content Editor. It allows you to run a quick accessibility test on content you have created within the Editor, including tables, text, images, and hyperlinks.  Anywhere the Rich Content Editor is found, whether you are creating a Canvas content page, an Assignment prompt, a Discussion […]

Free Canvas Conference – May 6, 2021

Get up close and educational with Canvas. Hear from educators and administrators who use Canvas to support learning wherever it happens—whether that’s fully remote, blended, or in person. Learn how our solutions support high-quality content and instruction, allowing teachers to better meet individual students’ needs and engage in meaningful professional development. Canvas Caravan Virginia – […]

Collaborate Ultra is Going Away with Blackboard

Currently, Collaborate Ultra is integrated with Canvas but it is part of the Blackboard suite of tools and will no longer be available once Blackboard has been decommissioned. As an alternative, Zoom has been established as VCU’s official desktop conferencing solution to support remote instruction and collaboration. Zoom accounts are available to anyone with a valid […]

Canvas Tip: Implementing Student Incompletes from Bb to Canvas

Occasionally you may have students who, for various reasons, are unable to complete a course in a single semester resulting in an incomplete. With the fast approaching transition from Blackboard to Canvas, you maybe wondering how this will be handled. As communicated, all courses will be hosted in Canvas starting with the 2021 Summer sessions. […]

Canvas Boot Camp for Faculty

VCU Online and Academic Technologies have teamed up to offer an incredible 4-day event that includes Canvas workshops and more! Session tracks will cover all levels of Canvas users from novice to advanced. Workshops are May 25 – 28 from 9:00am – 12:00pm and Open Office Hours are 1:00pm – 4:00pm each day. For more […]

Canvas Tip: Save Your Course Storage Space for More Important Things

With courses having to be moved primarily online due to COVID-19, instructors have increasingly started using Zoom for their recording needs. Instinctively, instructors will then download the zoom recording on their computers and upload it directly to the Canvas course. This method is not recommended because by doing this you will quickly use up all […]

VoiceThread Workshops – April 2021

Join for our free workshops! If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join us for these interactive and hands-on explorations. New Assignment FeaturesApril 6 at 1:00pm ET – RegisterWe’ll explore how to turn new assignments on for your courses and begin using them with your students. We will review all of […]

New Workshop – Spring Clean Your Courses for Transition to Canvas

Apr 9, 1:00-1:50pm, online  Sponsored by VCU Libraries, CTLE, Academic Technologies, and VCU Online, this workshop will help you review your course materials for accessibility and copyright compliance, and identify improved versions of your content. Identify the easiest way to share materials in Canvas and maximize cost savings for your students. There will also be […]

Canvas Tip: How to Fix Images Not Visible when Using the Mobile App

Students using the Canvas Student app have complained of not being able to see images the instructor has shared. To fix this issue, you will need to instruct your students to turn on the “Allow Cross Website Tracking” option in their Canvas Student app settings. This short Images in Canvas video will show them how […]

Reminder: Canvas Faculty Showcase

This event, sponsored by VCU Online, VCU Academic Technologies and the CTLE, provides an opportunity for faculty who have been working in Canvas to share successes and ideas for best practices in using Canvas for teaching. The event is open to faculty presenters as well as faculty who want to learn tricks of the trade. […]

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