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Touro University's learning management system, Canvas, is at the center of many instructional technology activities.

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Your Guide to the State of Video in Education

July 15, 2019

Last week I sent out a message focused on specific “resources for creating instructional videos,”  earlier today I received this message in my inbox.  Some of the items I found interesting in the report mentioned below related to students include: Students increasingly expect video to be part of their educational experience.  82% see students’ expectations […]

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Blog Posts from the Center

Canvas Tip of the Week (23 December 2019)

December 23, 2019

Canvas Gradebook  Did you know that Canvas has a new gradebook that will become the default on January 18, 2020? In the process of finalizing your Fall 2019 grades in Canvas, you have likely seen this Banner across the top of the page. While faculty have had the option to enable the new gradebook for […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (16 December 2019)

December 16, 2019

Spring is Around the Corner, Are You Prepared to Copy Your Course(s)? Colleagues, Once again, not a traditional “Canvas Tip of the Week,” but I wanted to pass along some tips that a colleague from the Canvas Team in New York shared with her faculty.  You’ll see I have added some TUC/TUN specific comments in red for […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (05 December 2019)

December 5, 2019

TurnItIn Interruptions Colleagues, Once again, not a traditional “Canvas Tip of the Week” this week, I wanted to pass along some information about one of the tools that we have integrated into Canvas. The TurnItIn Plagiarism Checker experienced intermittent service disruptions between December 3rd at 09:56 PST and December 5th 06:34 PST. TurnItIn results for assignments which were submitted during those […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (11 November 2019)

November 11, 2019

New Release features 11/16/19 Colleagues, Not a traditional “Canvas Tip of the Week” this week, but some specific Canvas information that I did want to pass along.  Every third or fourth Friday, Canvas releases a series of updates to their platform.  Most of those updates go unnoticed, and even those that we do notice (such as those new icons by […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (04 November 2019)

November 4, 2019

Canvas Analytics  Did you know that Canvas offers a diverse set of course analytics? You can quickly view activity, assignment submissions, and grades within a course, either specific to a student or your course overall. Course analytics include for sections: Activity by date allows the instructor to see when students view a page or participate in […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (17 October 2019)

October 17, 2019

CanInnovate – Free, Online Conference Showcase creative practices in online teaching and course design in Canvas As many of you may be aware, Canvas has continued to increase its market share as the learning management system (LMS) of choice for many California-based institutions.  One body that has embraced Canvas in a significant way has been the California Community College system, where all […]