I forgot to configure an assignment on Canvas as Turnitin. What can I do?

If you forgot to configure an assignment on Canvas as a Turnitin assignment prior to students submitting their papers, there is an option. You can use the Turnitin website to check the submissions. To do this, create a Turnitin assignment in your Canvas sandbox course. If you have forgotten how to set that up, check […]

Add Closed Captioning to Older Kaltura Recordings

Have you ever needed to recreate an older Kaltura recording and wished you had a transcript to go by? Closed captioning is enabled by default on newer recordings but not on those created more than a few years ago. The good news is that it is possible (and easy!) to have Kaltura close caption ANY […]

Record your Screen Using Microsoft PowerPoint

I recently had some trouble recording my screen with Kaltura Capture after updating to the most recent version of Windows 11. As it turns out, you don’t need a third party tool to record your screen in Windows 11, you can just use Microsoft PowerPoint! This post is based on the How to Screen Record […]

Multisensory Learning and Clinical Teaching

The Cult of Pedagogy site created by Jennifer Gonzalez has a great podcast and guest post from Jamie Chaves on multisensory learning that had me thinking about clinical teaching. Did you know that there are an additional three more internal sensory systems in addition to the five external senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and […]

Canvas Discussions and Reply Due Dates

Do you have a requirement in a discussion that students must post a reply to their peers that has a different due date? Previously, the only option was to post two due dates in the text of the discussion. Now, you can assign a peer review to a discussion board! Canvas has enabled peer reviews […]

Group Work and Group Assignment Resources

There are a lot of good reasons to use group work or group assignments in your courses. However, there are a number of issues common to group work that can be anticipated. Below are some good resources to help create successful student working groups. The first resource is a page from the Eberly Center at […]

Fall 2021 Academic Technology Updates

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester! This post is a compilation of resources and links that will help you prepare for the semester. The Fall 2021 term dates set by VCU are August 10, 2021 at 12 am to January 5. 2022 at 12 am. For more information from VCU Learning Systems, visit and sign […]


Jonathan Hey has created a brilliant site called sketchplanations.com where he explains the world one sketch at a time. His sketches are one-page explanations of concepts, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. That means you are free to use images such as: Confirmation Bias, The Swiss Cheese Model, and The Learning […]

Email in Canvas – the Conversations Tool

Wondering how to send an email from Canvas? There is a tool for that – Conversations. Use Conversations to: Send a message to someone in your course or group Send a message to yourself (displays in the Inbox Sent folder) Reply to messages from others in your course Filter conversations by course or type View […]

Edit Assignment Due Date for Individual Students

Typically, due dates are assigned for everyone in a class. However, Canvas has the option to change certain student due dates. This post will demonstrate how to alter due dates for specific students. To start, go to the assignment and click “Edit” in the top right. Next, scroll down on this Edit page until you […]

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