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.

How to add an image to the course card in Canvas from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Accessibility Tutorial: Contrast



Staying with the accessibility theme. Here is another video that explains how to use contrast for accessibility.

Accessibility Tutorial — Contrast from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

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

Moodle ladders

Moodle ladders

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+

Here’s another great resource for designers and educators

I recently came across this little gem called DesignBeep on the web. In there you’ll find a lot of high quality open source vectors, fonts, icons, tutorials, etc.

Check it out!

Tutorial – Como crear máscara de recorte con Photoshop CS6

Máscara de recorte

Puedes crear máscaras de recorte en minutos con Photoshop CS6

Habeis visto alguna vez en material impreso ó en la web imagenes de texto que muestran recortes de fotos en el cuerpo de las letras? la técnica se llama “máscara de recorte”, y es muy fácil de hacer. Se puede crear el effecto con varios paquetes de software editor de imagenes. En este tutorial yo he usado Adobe Photoshop CS6, pero se puede lograr igualmente utilizando culquiera de las ultimas versiones de Photoshop (Adobe Creative Suite). ¡Espero les sea útil!

Photoshop Tutorial – Como hacer máscara de recorte con Photoshop CS6 from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Tutorial – How to make aqua buttons in Photoshop CS6

aqua button sample

You can make aqua buttons like this one easily with Photoshop

Creating aqua buttons is pretty easy. In this tutorial I explain how to make a simple aqua button. Once you know how to make a simple button you can go for more ambitious goals and create complex buttons and other elements with aqua surfaces. I used Photoshop CS6 here, but the steps are pretty much the same regardless of which version of the Adobe Creative Suite you are using.

Photoshop Tutorial – How to make aqua buttons from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Tutorial – How to make a clipping mask in Phtoshop CS6

clipping mask sample

Making clipping masks is incredibly easy with Photoshop. Click the video below to see a detailed explanation how.

This video tutorial has step by step instructions for making a clipping mask with Photoshop. I used Photoshop CS6, but this will work on previous versions of your Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop the same way.

Photoshop Tutorial – How to make a clipping mask from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

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