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Badgr is an add-on application that allows instructors to design and award digital badges as an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be earned within a Canvas course.This article provides resources on how to get started using Badgr in your courses.
Log into Canvas to access your Canvas course:
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.
Online Training through Canvas is available for instructors at TWU.
Getting started information for faculty members using Canvas. Canvas Guides, Online Training Through Canvas, and Teaching and Learning with Technology Resources can be found here.
Technical services provided by TWU to provide faculty, students, and staff with help and advice about Canvas.
Turnitin is an electronic text matching system that compares text in a student assignment against a database of sources. Turnitin is frequently used as a plagiarism detection application. Best practices from instructors suggest that Turnitin OriginalityCheck can be used as a teaching tool to address citation and academic honesty.
TurningPoint Cloud, 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 Technologies hand-held response device.
Information for instructors to get started using Panopto Lecture Capture in Canvas. Panopto is a lecture capture application that is used to create recordings of classroom-based activities that are made available for review by students in a course.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a software application that must be installed on the workstation or laptop before attempting to complete an online Canvas assessment. The application serves as a virtual proctor by preventing printing, capturing the screen to copy assessment questions, disabling messaging and screen-sharing, disabling function keys, and disabling access to other applications and Internet content.
The Google Drive web service allows you to integrate Canvas with your Google Drive account. The Google Drive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu. You can create an online assignment or a collaboration that embeds a document directly from your Google Drive folder into Canvas.
Blackboard Collaborate is a system that allows participants to collaborate online with each other. The Blackboard Collaborate Launcher must be installed on the workstation or laptop before joining your first Blackboard Collaborate session or watching a recording. This article contains information on installing the Launcher and becoming familiar with Blackboard Collaborate features. Pay special attention to the Audio Setup Wizard.
Campus Pack is a set of add-on applications that provide social media tools (such as wikis, blogs, journals, and podcasts) that can be used in Canvas. Social media tools are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression.
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.
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.