Canvas LMS Tutorial — Adding Images to Course Cards

Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 10.34.58 PMIn this tutorial, I explain how to add images to course cards in Canvas. Note that in order to add course cards, your system admin needs to enable that feature in your production instance. If you get that far in the tutorial (00:18) and don’t see “Enable Dashboard Images for Courses” as an option, contact your system admin and ask her/him to enable that feature.

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Moodle Tutorial: How To Make A Multiple-Question Poll Using the Feedback Activity

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Moodle Tutorial: Make multiple-Question Polls with the Feedback Activity. Do you use Moodle? Do you need to make a survey with multiple questions? here is a little tutorial on how to do it. I used Moodle 2.7 here. The latest version as of July 29, 2015 is v2.8, but the Feedback Activity has pretty much stayed the same across different versions, so you should be fine with this tutorial regardless of version. I hope you find it useful!


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This tutorial explains how to create a multiple-question poll using the Feedback Activity in Moodle 2+

CourseSites by Blackboard is offering a new MOOC in their Open Course Series: Designing an Exemplary Course

One of my classmates has been working very hard on this project. She is an awesome person and a very competent and qualified professional. Help spread the word about this great course.
Description below taken from their website

Announcing New Offering in Series: Designing an Exemplary Course

Open course enrollment will begin September 19th.

Duration: September 26 – October 17

Course Description: Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to recognize, organize, and build online courses for both blended learners and online learners.



Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter

The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.

You can take any of these course completely for FREE. These course currently do not get you college credits, but it looks like in a not to distant future universities will give students college credit for completing MOOCs successfully. Will this take a big bite out of community colleges and their market segment?

Are MOOCs the future of online learning? Are they good, bad, neither?

What says you?

TUTORIAL: How to allow students to see their scores for the quizzes in Moodle Gradebook.

As soon as students finish a quiz and click the “Submit” button Moodle shows them their score (for example: 89/100, or 100/100, etc.). SO , they do see their score immediately. But, what if you want to make the Gradebook permanently visible them?

You need to do two things. The first is to make your Gradebook visible in your Settings, and the second is to make sure the “eye icon” or reveal/unhide icon is set to visible.

Below are instruction how to do this:

STEP 1 – Click on “settings on the left column

STEP 2 – Locate “Show Grades” on the page and select “Yes” from the drop down menu

STEP 3 – Scroll all the way down and click “Save Changes

STEP 4 – In the Administration block, click on “Grades

STEP 5 – Click the tab named “Categories and Items

STEP 6 – In the “Actions” column, click the “eye” icon to open the eye, and thus reveal the Gradebook permanently

STEP 7 – Click “Save changes

That’s it. You have now made the gradebook permanently visible (well, until you change it again).

TUTORIAL: How to extend the time of a quiz in Moodle (for students who need extra time)

STEP 1 – In the Administration block, click on “Assign Roles

STEP 2 – In the “Roles” column, click on “DSPS* Student“.  (*Your institution may use a different acronym or label here)

STEP 3 – In the search bar, type the student’s name, email,  or ID number (you might have to scroll down if you have a small monitor and cannot see the search bar

STEP4 – In the “Search results” box click on the student’s name to highlight it, and click the “Add” button

STEP 5 – Click on “Assign Roles in Course” (you may have to scroll down if you have a small monitor running at low resolution.

That’s it. You have removed the time limits for this student.

Tutorial – How to export grades from Moodle as an Excel spreadsheet

Tutorial – How to add students to Moodle course manually

It is very easy to add students and/or other participants to your Moodle course. In this  quick video tutorial I explain how to assign roles in Moodle 1.9. I hope you find it useful!

TUTORIAL: How to allow students to retake a quiz in Moodle v1.9

Control-click (Mac) or right click (Windows) the link below and choose “Save Linked File As” to get the PDF with images.

Moodle Tutorial – How to allow students to retake quizzes.pdf

STEP 1 – Log into your course > In the Administration Block in the left column click on “Quizzes”.

STEP 2 – Click on the name of your quiz.

STEP 3 – Click on the “Results” tab.

STEP 4 – In the “Results” screen locate the name of the student you want to re-take the quiz, and check the box to the left of her/his name.

STEP 5 – Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Delete Selected Attempts” button.

A dialog box will pop up asking” Are you absolutely sure you want to completely delete these attempts?” Click OK.

That’s it! The student can retake the quiz/test.

If the quiz has already closed you will need to reset the start and end dates. To do this perform steps 1 and 2 and click the button labeled “Update this test” on the top right corner, and save your changes

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