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Best Practices for the Start of the Semester

As you begin the semester with your Canvas course, take a look at these curated videos that answer some of the top questions we receive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Edit Your Syllabus
in Canvas

   

Building and Organizing Your
Course in Canvas

 

Assessing in Canvas

 

Assignment Weights and Grading
Schemes in Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

Customizing the Texas A&M Template in Canvas

The TAMU template is already in your live Canvas course! Engage with these videos to learn about how you can make good use of it and customize it according to your needs.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding and Editing Homepage
Template Using HTML in Canvas

   

Adding Buttons to the Course
Homepage in Canvas

 

Moving Content from Spring to
Summer Courses in Canvas

 

TAMU Canvas Template Demo
Syllabus Page

 

TAMU Canvas Template Demo
​Communities

 

 

 

Canvas-Led Trainings 

The Canvas-Led Training is for all course instructors, teaching assistants, and staff who support teaching and learning at Texas A&M University. This training led by Instructure, is designed to link best practices and innovative technology applications to the Canvas learning environment. Each session is intended to be inclusive of the status of where you might be in your migration to Canvas. We offer insights and ideas to meet you where you are, wherever you are, in preparing your Canvas migration.

 

 

 

 

New to Canvas
Canvas-Led Training

   

Advanced with Canvas
Canvas-Led Training

 

 

 

 

ORCA 

ORCA is a self-service tool that assists faculty in managing their course sections. Currently in ORCA faculty can create combined courses and add course associate roles.   

 

 

 

 

ORCA Demo
Section Merging Feature

   

ORCA Demo
Member Management

 

 

 

 

New to Canvas Live Training 

Never used the Canvas LMS before? No worries, these sequential training sessions will help get you started.

 

 

 

Building and Organizing Your
Course in Canvas

   

Assessing in Canvas

 

Grading in Canvas

 

 

Advanced Canvas Live Training 

Ready to take the next steps in building your courses in Canvas? This training series walks you through the next steps to innovating the digital learning environment in your classroom.

 

 

 

Course Design Best Practices

   

Canvas Course Design for
Student Success

 

Assessment Options for
Student Success

 

 

 

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Tools For Teaching Remotely

Administering a remote course is a different experience requiring a different design than a face-to-face course. Whether preparing to teach a future remote course or adjusting to circumstances which require you to switch to a remote course last minute, these videos can help you learn about and use applicable tools. All the tools mentioned have Canvas integrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proctoring with Respondus
Lockdown Browser in Canvas

   

How to Hold Office Hours
in yout Zoom Classroom

 

How to Take Attendance
With Zoom

 

Mediasite for Canvas

 

Using Google Drive in Canvas

 

 

 


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Content Storage in Canvas

Canvas has a one gig limit on storage for each shell, with that being said it may be advantageous to review additional storage options as you prepare content. This series reviews the different storage options available for content storage and organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mediasite for Canvas

   

Using Office 365 in Canvas

 

Using Google Drive

 

Using Google Drive in Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gradebook in Canvas

This series demonstrates the gradebook process in Canvas from beginning to end, including how to set up, navigate and customize the gradebook, enter grades, submit grades to Howdy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment Weights and Grading Schemes in Canvas

   

Gradebook Features in Canvas

 

Managing Columns and Assignments 

 

Canvas Gradebook Best Practices

 

Final Grade Submissions in Canvas

 

 

 

Assessing in Canvas

This series demonstrates different ways you can assess your students in Canvas through assignments, assignment feedback, and delivering exams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Rubrics in Canvas

   

Speedgrader Overview

 

Assignment Feedback in Canvas

 

Moderating a Quiz in Canvas

 

Ensuring Academic Integrity

 

Proctoring with Respondus
Lockdown Browser in Canvas

  Using Question Banks in Canvas   Using Turnitin in Canvas

 


 

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Assessing in Canvas

This series demonstrates different ways you can assess your students in Canvas through assignments, assignment feedback, and delivering exams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Rubrics in Canvas

   

Speedgrader Overview

 

Assignment Feedback in Canvas

 

Moderating a Quiz in Canvas

 

Ensuring Academic Integrity

 

Proctoring with Respondus
Lockdown Browser in Canvas

  Using Question Banks in Canvas   Using Turnitin in Canvas
 

Groupwork in Canvas

It's All About Groupwork! Watch this series to learn more about how to set Canvas groups to organize students into groups for projects and assignments. Groups allows a seamless communication between students and can help students master the concepts of a course and learn from each other.

 

 

 

 

Groups in Canvas

   

Peer Review in Canvas

 

 

 


 

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Third-Party Tools in Canvas

Within Texas A&M University Learning Management System, we have several third-party tools that optimize the teaching and learning experience for both course instructors and students. The trainings below highlight best practices when utilizing them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

Using Google Drive

   

Using Google Drive in Canvas

 

Google Apps in Canvas

 

Proctoring with Respondus
Lockdown Browser in Canvas

 

Ally in Canvas

 

Mediasite for Canvas

  Using Office 365 in Canvas   Using Turnitin in Canvas   Gradescope in Canvas  

 

Zoom Quick Tips

As you prepare to teach using Zoom, check out this playlist for helpful best practices for using Zoom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Authenticate Students
in Your Classroom

   

Preventing Zoombombing

 

How to Mute Participants in
Your Classroom

 

How to Take Attendance with Zoom

 

How to Create and Launch a Poll
in Your Virtual Classroom

 

How to Hold Office Hours in
Your Zoom Classroom

 

New Quizzes

New Quizzes is a new assessment engine built to meet the assessment needs in your classroom today and in the future. Leveraging modern technologies, New Quizzes features include a series of feature enhancements and new item types, and bring workflow improvements to what is commonly encountered in Classic Quizzes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Use New Quizzes in Canvas

   

Converting Classic Quizzes
to New Quizzes

 

Quiz Moderation in New Quizzes

 

Reports and Regrade Options
in New Quizzes

 

 

 

 

 

Content Storage in Canvas

View this series of videos that showcase the storage options available to you within the Canvas learning management system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mediasite for Canvas

   

Using Office 365 in Canvas

 

Using Google Drive

 

Using Google Drive in Canvas

 

 


 

 

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Student View - Getting Started in Canvas

Texas A&M University is committed to serving our students with the highest quality instruction from our talented faculty. Below is a curated list of videos provided from Canvas to help students navigate getting started in their Canvas courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canvas Overview

   

Calendar Overview

 

 

Canvas Student App

 

 

User Settings and Profile

 

User Notification Preferences

 

 

 

Student View - Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Grades and Files in Canvas

As we continue to innovate the digital learning environment at Texas A&M University, take a moment to view what the Canvas A&M template looks like in the student view for various frequently used tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignments Overview

   

Discussions Overview

 

 

Quizzes Overview

 

 

Grades Overview

 

Files Overview