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Getting started information for instructors to learn more about using Canvas. Canvas Guides, Canvas Training Services Portal, and Teaching and Learning with Technology Resources.
If you are using a publisher website for materials and assessments in your Canvas course, you may be able to ‘pair’ your Canvas course to the publisher course site so that students can connect to the publisher site from Canvas without having to create a separate login account.
In Canvas at TWU, permissions allow users to access certain features and perform certain functions.
In Canvas, Sandbox courses are given to instructors by request to create new course content and to experiment with different features in Canvas. Sandboxes can be created for a specific course or for generic testing and looking at new Canvas features that are available every month.
The Canvas Course Home Page is the first view your students will see when they enter your course. For the Course Home Page, you can work with an instructional designer to select a design, customize the details and create your perfect Course Home Page.
Blog, Journal, Wiki, and Podcast templates are available for you to import into your Canvas course. The templates can be personalized or customized after they are imported. If you would like assistance getting started with a Social Media Template in your Canvas course contact your Instructional Design Partner.
Provide additional information and instructions to students using Canvas and other integrated applications that you include in your Canvas course.
The Canvas mobile application provides instructors a portable solution for Canvas. Not all features in Canvas are available using your mobile device. There is a separate mobile application to use polls in the classroom. There are mobile applications for instructors to grade student submissions and use standards-based learning.
Software Center is an easy to access list of ready to install software items you may install at your convenience or need. This is available to only TWU machines on campus.
What to do and not to do on TWU VPN.
Drive for desktop is a desktop application that allows saving and access to all Google Drive files on demand, directly from a computer through File Explorer. This means using almost no hard drive space and spend less time waiting for files to sync.
Turning, a Student Response System (SRS), is a wireless response system that allows instructors to request information by presenting questions and for students to respond by using a “clicker” to send his or her information to be recorded. The clicker can be a Smartphone or a Turning hand-held response device.
Turning is a Student Response System (SRS) that allows instructors to leverage hand-held response devices in class to collect student achievement data. A roster of student is imported from Canvas into Turning to begin and assessment data is exported from Turning to Canvas to record grades or participation.
Directions to install SPSS on a personal PC or laptop.