UAB's Introduction to Kaltura Guide

UAB's Introduction to Kaltura Guide

The Division has created a step-by-step guide for faculty to implement Kaltura in Canvas. 

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Identifying Student Response using iClicker

Identifying Student Response using iClicker

Instructors may want to see the choices that individual students select during a session using iClicker.

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How to Customize Your Canvas Course List

How to Customize Your Canvas Course List

When you are enrolled in more than one Canvas course, you can customize the active courses you want to show in your Course list.

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Student Engagement: Journals in Canvas Guide

Student Engagement: Journals in Canvas Guide

eLearning classrooms allow students to learn by using web-based journaling.

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Allowing Blocked Content in Canvas

Allowing Blocked Content in Canvas

Some internet browsers prevent module content from loading into courses. See recommended browsers.

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Accessibility Tips for Course Design

Accessibility Tips for Course Design

There is a lot of talk about making courses accessible for learners. New federal laws as well as lawsuits against universities add an urgency to making courses accessible for all learners before a student with a disability registers for a class. Fortunately, there are are four simple steps that can make a big impact on course design.

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MediaSpace App - Video Beyond the Webcam

MediaSpace App - Video Beyond the Webcam

The MediaSpace app allows users to quickly and easily capture video from a smartphone and make it available in Canvas. From there, faculty and students may post media using the Rich Content Editor.

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Browser Privacy Settings in Canvas

Browser Privacy Settings in Canvas

Although Canvas supports most common browsers, Chrome or Firefox are preferred when working in your course.

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Customizing Course Navigation in a Canvas Course

Customizing Course Navigation in a Canvas Course

Course Navigation (on the left-hand side of your course page) is important part of the organization of your course. It can be customized by reordering and hiding navigation links. As an instructor, you can reorder the navigation links you are using and hide the ones that you are not using. This can make your course more organized. To find more information, please see this step-by-step guide.

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Online Discussions

Online Discussions

Instructors have the opportunity to interact with students frequently in online discussions for small classes; however, this is more challenging in large online classes. Here are a few tips to maintain instructor presence and student participation in online discussions without becoming overwhelmed. Visit Strategies for Managing Online Discussions for more details.

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Getting Technology Right

Getting Technology Right

Angela Maiers presents "Getting Technology Right" at 2016 Instructure Conference

2016 Canvas InstructureCon Conference keynote speaker, Angela Maiers, author of several books has teamed up with Microsoft to help educators broaden their classroom on her new Choose2Matter global initiative. The Choose2Matter movement challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to real-life situations. Her presentation, Getting Technology Right was a timely piece to what we all experience in eLearning.

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy

Using Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy can be a useful resource in developing learning objectives.

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Enabling SMS/Text Notifications in Canvas

Enabling SMS/Text Notifications in Canvas

Keeping up with your courses in Canvas is made easier by enabling text (SMS) notifications.

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VIDEO: Touchcast for Annotations

VIDEO: Touchcast for Annotations

Touchcast is an application with multiple features that are useful in lecture capture, such as annotation of images, videos, or on whiteboards. It also allows the recordings to be saved as mp4s, which can be uploaded to Kaltura. This free app is the one I would use if I needed to record outside of the studio.

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VIDEO: Adding Quizzes in the Middle of Your Videos

VIDEO: Adding Quizzes in the Middle of Your Videos

The quizzes feature in Kaltura makes it possible for you to add quizzes within your videos. Students may watch a portion of the video, pause for a quiz within Kaltura, and then, continue with the video. This eliminates the need for the student to navigate away from the video to take a quiz or wait until the video is over. Check out this video to see how it is done.

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Schedule GoToMeeting from Outlook

Schedule GoToMeeting from Outlook

Eliminate a step (or more) by using the GoToMeeting Outlook Calendar Plugin. This plugin allows you to easily schedule, manage, and start your virtual meetings directly from your Outlook calendar (Windows organizers only).

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VIDEO: Using the Lightboard to Animate Electricity

VIDEO: Using the Lightboard to Animate Electricity

Justin Moon, Manager of Media Production in the Division of eLearning & Professional Studies, shares how he worked with School of Engineering Professor Dr. Karthikeyan Lingasubramanian to capture whiteboard data and use media to enhance the online portion of his blended/flipped class and make it a better learning environment for on-campus, as well as online learning.

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LTIs in Canvas

LTIs in Canvas

A Learning Tools Inoperability (LTI) is a third party tool that may be added to a Canvas course. LTIs provide quick access to external websites, apps, and tools, such as YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Charts. LTIs are also referred to as apps. Instructors, depending on your department’s configuration, can add LTIs to their course by visiting the ‘Apps Center’ under Settings. For more information on the App Center, review ‘How do I use the App Center in my course?’

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GoToMeeting: Create a Personal Meeting Room

GoToMeeting: Create a Personal Meeting Room

You can create your own personalized meeting room by reserving a URL and customizing the look and feel of your meeting room.

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Creating Rubrics in Your Canvas Course

Creating Rubrics in Your Canvas Course

Rubrics is a valuable assessment tool which communicates expectations of quality for students.

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