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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 […]

sketchplanations

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 […]

Adding Zoom to Canvas

Add Zoom to your Course Menu It is quite easy to set up the Zoom link on your course menu so that both you and your students can access all synchronous sessions in one click. Adding your Zoom Recordings to Canvas Canvas does have a file upload limit, so it is important to first upload […]

Edit Assignment Dates in Canvas

Editing due dates is a task that must be done each semester. There are ways to make this task easier using Canvas. View all assignment dates Go to your assignments page in Canvas. Click the three dots (snowman menu) next to +Assignment and choose Edit assignment dates All of the assignments in the course will […]

InterviewStream

What is InterviewStream? InterviewStream is an online software application that allows your students to prepare for job interviews by using an online mock interview process. Instructors can work with folks at the VCU Career Center to set up an interview assignment for their students. The YouTube video below is a quick overview of what InterviewStream […]

Download your Gradebook

At the end of each semester it is a good idea to download your course gradebook and store it in a safe place. With the decommissioning of Blackboard May 31, 2021, it is particularly important to download gradebooks from courses taught in Blackboard. Both documents reference the VA State Library Record Retention and Disposition Schedule. […]

Post a Video Quiz Score to the Canvas Gradebook

Do you want to see if your students have watched a video? You can post the results of a Kaltura Video Quiz to your Canvas gradebook. Here’s how: Create a video quiz in Kaltura. [Add New > Video Quiz. You will use one of the videos that already exists within your My Media] To pass […]

Changes in New Quizzes

The School of Nursing is using New Quizzes in all of the courses that we are creating in Canvas. Eventually, New Quizzes will be the norm, so we’ve decided to make the move while we transition from Blackboard. Recently, Canvas made a change in New Quizzes regarding where you go to see the questions for […]

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