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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 […]

ePortfolios in Canvas

Canvas purchased Portfolium, a portfolio creation tool, and embedded it into their LMS platform. Below are some resources to help you learn more about this feature in Canvas if you are looking for a different way for students to show mastery of course or program objectives. What are Portfolium ePortfolios? Portfolium Network Table of Contents […]

Evolve Link from Canvas

It is possible to link directly to Evolve resources from your Canvas course using Evolve link. You need to create an Evolve account, request access to the resource, and create the link. Here are two screenshots that show how the content will appear in your Canvas course: **Please note** you will not be able to […]

Add Kaltura, YouTube, VoiceThread or Echo 360 to Canvas

Adding video is easy to add to Canvas. On any Canvas page, you will click the plug icon in the Rich Content Editor. It looks like this: Click the arrow next to the plug and “View All” to see all of the different options. If you are going to add a Kaltura video, find “Embed […]

Canvas Scheduler Appointment Group

There is a great feature available in Canvas called the scheduler appointment group. The tool allows you to create appointment slots in your Canvas course calendar that will allow your students sign up for a specific time slot to meet with you. You will receive a notification from Canvas when someone chooses a slot. Canvas […]

New Features in VoiceThread

VoiceThread has greatly improved their assignments feature to make it easier for student submissions and to minimize the issues with students forgetting to share their VoiceThread with their instructor. The Timeline According to the VoiceThread Transition Plan for New Assignments: October 19, 2020: Instructors can enable new assignments for their courses individually, and institutions can […]

Sharing your iPhone During a Zoom Meeting

Have you ever wanted to demonstrate a health assessment technique to your class during a synchronous Zoom session? Well, it is possible share your iPhone screen with your Zoom desktop client so that you could use your camera to demonstrate taking a pulse, for example. How do you do that? Make sure you have the […]

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