Canvas Workshops – Dec, 2017 – Jan, 2018

Embedded below is a calendar with the workshops available for Dec, 2017 and January, 2018. You can click on the session for a full description and an RSVP link. If you would like to see them in a list format, click the AGENDA button at the top right of the calendar.(click here if calendar does not load)
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Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

Embedded here is a calendar with all our scheduled workshops available for Fall of 2017. You can click on the session for a full description and a link to RSVP. If you would like to see them in a list format, click the AGENDA button at the top right of the calendar.(click here if calendar does not load)
PS – While you are here, enter your email on the right and subscribe to our BLOG 🙂

New Canvas Integration – Respondus LockDown Browser

Are you looking for a way to prevent students taking an online Canvas quiz from accessing any outside websites, printing, copying or accessing other applications  during the quiz ?   If yes, then consider requiring students to use the Respondus LockDown Browser,  which is now available within Endicott’s Canvas platform. 

Learn More about how to require students to use the LockDown Browser with a Canvas quiz with these resources:

 

Canvas Conferences – Updated UI and student engagement features

Check out the updated interface and new student engagement features in Canvas Conferences which integrates with the Big Blue Button (BBB) web conferencing platform. Key changes include:

  • Cleaner user interface with new icons.
  • Students can download presentations if presenter turns on the download option.
  • Public chat transcript can be saved and downloaded.
  • Multi-user whiteboard is available with user names displayed when drawing.
  • Shared notes layout lets students collaborate to created shared notes during lecture and breakout rooms.

Watch the 5 minute BigBlueButton 2.0 Overview to see new features.

Socrative.com – Exit Ticket

Now that the semester is underway, you will begin to present material to your students. Maybe it will be a review of a text or a presentation or maybe you will show a film. However you present the material, your hope is that the students understand it and can put it to use.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ASSESSMENT TO FIND OUT IF THEY “GOT IT” or NOT! USE THE FREE EXIT TICKET WITHIN SOCRATIVE.COM.

This free resource can be used on any device via the web or you can download the free app.

DOWNLOAD THE ATTACHED PDF FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS –  Socrative.com instructions

Apple Clips

Hello,
I’m writing to share some resources I have come across that are quick, easy and offer some great ideas. Last spring, Apple came out with an app called Clips. This is a simple app that creates short video segments complete with transcription of your audio into text, filters, etc.
For more on the app – visit this page

This summer, Apple Distinguished Educators are making short clips on ways you can integrate tech into your classroom. Some are geared to K-12, but many can be applied to any level of education. They are short and you can quickly review a bunch of them to see if you can find any new ideas. They are being shared via twitter under these hashtags(you can view with or without a twitter account):
#onesmallclip

#classroomclips

@onesmallclip

Not education related, but an example of people using clips – @clipstours

Check them out, I’ll update this post if any new hashtags/collections emerge.

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-07-15)

In an effort to continually improve Canvas, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades every three weeks along with Production Release Notes. Key features in the July 15 production release are listed below. For more details, view the full Canvas Production Release Notes for July 15, 2017 and its accompanying screencast. The next release is July 31, 2017.

New Features and Upgrades

1. Assignments and pages can now be duplicated in Canvas courses!  Duplicating discussions and quizzes are planned for a future release.

2. Modules replaces Recent Activity Stream as the default Course Home page for new courses. Instructors can still choose a different course home page option.

3. A Course Setup Tutorial is now available and replaces the Course Setup Checklist. In Account Settings, faculty can enable the tutorial to display for all courses.  Learn more about the Course Setup Tutorial here.

4. The default font size has increased from 14px to 16 px and new icons are used throughout Canvas.

5. The new Calendar Scheduler feature is turned on for Endicott. Use the links below to learn about the new Scheduler feature: