Dave Dick's Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
Good evening everyone! We’ll get started in just a few minutes
Hello and Welcome!
Canvas direct URL: vccs.instructure.com
Canvas help guide: How do I use the Syllabus as an instructor? https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12831-415255577
How do I insert course files into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector as an instructor? https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12991-415265829
Can you do more than one document inthe course syllabus section?
The inline preview of a document is *really* useful to students because they can view the file directly in Canvas without having to download it first.
@maia yes! You can put as many in there as you like. That’s the beauty of the rich content editor
The syllabus can be either a MSWord document or a PDF?
@jacquelinespencer yes! Or Google Doc or technically any number of other file types.
how did he link the syllabus to the text
Maia, do you mean post more than one document? if so, then yes. It is just a matter of re-positionign the cursor and selecting another document from the Files directory.
@elizabeth check out this Canvas help guide: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12991-415265829
Due dates are *important* for students to know what is coming up in the course and helps them with time management
I love that "no date" think. I am interrupted a lot and then forget if I finished something.
What if your course summary section is empty right now.... How do I add items into th course summary???
@aloctan exactly! An easy way to see if you’ve missed adding a due date to anything
@anita any item with a due date in Canvas is automatically added to the course summary. You shouldn’t have to do anything extra to add it
All the Canvas help guides on Calendar: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460#jive_content_id_Calendar
How do I use the Calendar as an instructor? https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12911-415254669
Anita, the course summary will populate once you start adding assignments, quizzes and discussion boards that have dates.
I do not have the choice "My To Do".
how do you place "discussion" on the calender?
Evan, you will add the discussion in your course and put a due date. Then it will show up on your calendar.
Page, Thanks..it seems that is the way to put assignments, midterms, finals, as well (on line course)
Do I have to make a To Do item first to get the choice for My To Do in the edit tabs?
@diana interesting. I’m not sure actually. I’ll see if I can find out more about this option.
My To DO is not an option. I have three tabs.
Evan, yes, you should be building your course from the modules. Once you create them and add the due date, it will show up on the calendar.
@gannon i do not have a 'To Do' item as well
How does it know that the "5" is am or pm?
can students see the instruction's ToDo items?
@alooctan it shows 5p for PM
I know but he only typed "5" unless I missed him typing the p.
I only typed 5 too, and it selected pm.
@alooctan if you type 20 for the time, it will be 8pm. Military time. 5 = AM
right. Except I typed just "5" and it added the p. No big deal, I thought I missed something.
@alooctan your mileage may vary then. Just look at the time written out in full when you enter a number and it will tell you specifically AM or PM
This changes the due date within the syllabus tool as well?
Hah! Love that!
@anita...are you saying the My To-Do tab did not display?
Right, I do not have MyTo Do tab at all either. I have Event, Assignment, and Appointment Group. Only 3 tabs.
This was awesome (as usual). Thanks!
@diana do you have a sandbox shell?
I am working in a Sandbox shell
It would help if there were more than one date for each webinar. If you can't make one date, you've missed that entire section of instruction.
@maia I hear you. That’s why we’re recording each one so others can watch that had a conflict with the date and time.
How do I set up my grades once the assignments have been created in the calendar/course summary?
When will those recordings be available/
If you change colors in Calendar, will it change the color of the course tile on Dashboard as well?
@Maia... check my email from yesterday. THe link should be there
My syllabus page has the calendar appearing below the course summary. Can I reformat the page to look like yours?
http://edtech.vccs.edu for all recordings of the webinars.
The My TO DO would be very helpful. I wonder if our college has decided we do not need it?
Thank you for your help Dave. It was very informative.
@anita here’s a link to the grading webinar: https://drive.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/file/d/11gxSnukLj7rU5SodemBE7XKwfxVsjRhC/view?usp=sharing
Where do I find the survey?
Thanks great job.
I can only get the My To Do when in Student view.
Diana, you may need to be a student in any course.
how do I switch to student view?
Can I upload a file from my home computer on the Syllabus on Canvas?
@carol.. click on Home, then on the right click Student View
@carol Student View: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13122-415261153
Thank you for recording all of them
Carol, you will go to the Home page and look on the left. There you should see the Student View options
Yes, Margaret you can upload a file from your home computer.
Gannon Nordberg at LFCC: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am EXTREMELY grateful for what you have done to make these webinars available!!!! They have really helped me understand Canvas and I feel more confident using it now.
Jason Vance email@example.com
Thank you, Page and Gannon!
College Canvas Admins: http://edtech.vccs.edu/canvas/college-contacts/
Thanks for joining, everyone!
Thanks to all!!! I appreciate ya :-)
what is the "view course stream"
This was SUPER helpful. Thank you all for doing this!!!
@carol How do I use the Course Activity Stream as an instructor? https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12818-4152719701