• Canvas

    A Midsummer Guide to Canvas Setup

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Deep in thought and focused on my very important game of Sudoku, my wife broke my concentration with sudden alarm and proclaimed, “Oh my goodness, it‘s only 6 months until Christmas Eve!” While six months is still a little while, what is drawing closer is the start of the 2019-2020 school year. In less than two months, Cedarville University will welcome students back and embark on a journey of transformation for the Word of God and Testimony of Jesus Christ.  Fall 2019 brings a change from Moodle to Canvas for the entire campus, and everyone will be adjusting to the new normal. For faculty, the challenge…

  • Teaching & Learning

    Calibrate: Interview with Jared Pyles about UBTech Conference

    Reading Time: 2 minutes So, Jared, you just got back from a conference recently. Can you tell me what conference it was and a little bit about it? It was called UBTech, put on by the LRP media group which has their hand in a bunch of different professions, including education and educational technology. This conference had several tracks, including Audio/Visual integration and Instructional Technology all tailored toward Higher Education. How did you initially find this conference? What drew you toward it? Google, of course! I was drawn initially to UBTech because it was a higher ed conference for audio/visual professionals. Since I was new to the audio/visual higher ed…

  • Teaching & Learning

    Calibrate: UBTech Conference Initial Takeaways

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Welcome to FOCUS’ new “Calibrate” series. As you calibrate a lens to fine-tune its focus, this series will highlight how Cedarville’s faculty and CTL staff are fine-tuning their skills, and they’ll share what they’re learning along the way. In the first installment of the series, CTL’s New Media Developer, Jared Pyles is on location at the UBTech Conference and sent back this reflection on what he’s learned from the conference thus far. What are the characteristics that define the current generation of learners? How are higher education campuses effectively meeting the needs of those students? How can we best utilize existing space to include all learners?…

  • Canvas,  Moodle

    How to Get Help with Your Course

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Throughout the semester you’ll most likely discover questions that you need to get answered. They may be about how to tweak the settings on a particular assignment for a student. Or, you may have discovered what appears to be an error in the setup for your online course. Who do you call when those things happen? Hint: Not Ghostbusters. They can’t help. If you’re teaching in Canvas… …and it’s a face-to-face course Contact your Canvas Fellow or Canvas support. They’ll be able to help you with any questions you have about system settings, troubleshoot issues, and ensure your course is running smoothly. You can access…