Creating Blogs, Journals, Wikis, and Podcasts in Canvas (Instructors)

The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology has created several Social Media Templates for you to importing into your Canvas course. These templates include:

  1. Blog Template - The Blog Discussion allows for two levels of nesting, the original post by the teacher and subsequent replies by students.
  2. Journal Template - The Journal Assignment allows students to upload multiple journal entries, for example, weekly. The student will not be able to see previous submissions; however, the teacher can access all of that student's submissions in SpeedGrader using the drop down in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Wiki Template - The Wiki allows students to edit the page and add content or make updates to the Wiki Page.
  4. Podcast Template - The Podcast Discussion allows for two levels of nesting, the original podcast posted by the teacher and subsequent podcast replies by students.

You can personalize, customize, or enhance your Blog, Journal, Wiki, or Podcast assignments once you have imported them into your Canvas course. If you would like assistance getting started with a Social Media Template in your Canvas course contact your Instructional Design Partner.

Importing Social Media Templates into your Canvas Course

We have created several Social Media Templates available for you to import into your Canvas Course from the Commons. The Social Media Templates and configuration instructions available include:

  1. How do I use the Blog Template - Details include how to import the Blog Template as a Discussion and set your desired options.
  2. How do I use the Journal Template - Details include how to import the Journal Template as an Assignment and set your desired options.
  3. How do I use the Wiki Template - Details include how to import the Wiki Template as a Page and set your desired options. Additional suggestions and information is provided on how to grade a Wiki assignment.
  4. How do I use the Podcast Template - Details include how to import the Podcast Template as a Discussion and set your desired options.

A link to the Commons can be found on the Global Navigation menu. Below are instructions to help you import the Student Resources Pages into your course. To find the resource in Commons use the search terms: TWUID, Social Media

For instructions to import the Student Resources Page review: How do I import and view a Commons resource in Canvas?

Once the Blog Template, Journal Template, Wiki Template, or Podcast Template has been imported into your Canvas course, set your desired options. If you would like assistance using Commons or creating a Social Media assignment in your Canvas course, please contact your Instructional Design Partner.

Support options:

  1. Contact an Instructional Design Partner to design learning activities for students or talk about effective ways to interact with students in your Canvas courses. 
  2. To request technical support, submit a Technology Service Desk email to start a ticket. 
 
External Links:
  1. How do I import and view a Commons resource in Canvas: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-16710-4152725291
  2. Technology Service Desk: servicedesk@twu.edu

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Article ID: 87651
Created
Wed 9/25/19 10:57 AM
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Thu 10/10/19 3:05 PM