• Canvas,  Teaching & Learning

    Adjusting to the Unknown – Reminders You’re Not Alone

    Reading Time: 2 minutes With the adjustments and on-the-fly tweaks that have needed to be made over the past week, there’s no doubt that things are a bit hectic at the moment. And in times of great change, stress, and uncertainty, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Because of that, we’re not going to do any kind of deep dive into Canvas features or look ahead to shiny new tools on the horizon. We’re going to stand alongside you and remind you of the resources and groups here to help and support.   Flexible Learning at CU Course  The Flexible Learning at CU course covers a lot of the basics for tweaking your course to…

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    Canvas Update: Printing New Quizzes

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Canvas has continued expanding the available features for New Quizzes. With their latest update, you can now print off a quiz, either with or without the answers marked.   Before we jump into the “how,” we’re going to spend a few moments talking about some essential details.   This is only available for quizzes built with the New Quiz engine inside Canvas (quizzes indicated with the solid rocket icon).  If you have your quiz set up to randomly pull questions from an item bank, you will get a random assortment of questions in your printed quiz. You would only get all questions if you set your quiz to take all questions from the item bank. The…

  • Canvas,  Teaching & Learning

    Beginning of the Semester Reminders and Tips

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome to the start of a new semester! Today we’re going be chatting about some tips and reminders to make this first week (and the rest of the semester) easier. We know there’s a big gap between semester starts, so it’s easy for some of these things to slip your memory.   Combining Canvas sections  You may be teaching multiple sections of the same course but want to combine all your students into one section so you have a single place to work on the course. Canvas makes it simple to combine those multiple sections into one. A brief note: you’ll need to combine them before students submit any work. Check out this Knowledge Base article to get started.   Easy-to-access Resources – Flexible…

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    Summer 2021 FOCUS Round Up

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Welcome back for another semester! We know that summer is a busy time, and there’s great opportunities to take a step back and take a break. Because of that, we’re going to highlight some of the blog posts we wrote across the summer to get you back up to speed with what’s changed or been updated.   Reassigning Canvas Assignments  Canvas has added an easier way for you to ask your students to resubmit their work. There’s a “reassign assignment” button in SpeedGrader that you can click, and the assignment will be sent back to the student with your instructions for reworking it. For details, check out “Canvas Reassign Assignment: An Easy Way to Ask Students to Resubmit Work.”   SpeedGrader Comment…

  • Educational Theories,  Teaching & Learning

    Introducing Servant Teaching

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year, we talked about Servant Teaching through a series of blogs posts, and we’re revisiting that concept today. For a bit of context: Servant Teaching’s more popular cousin Servant Leadership was first developed by Robert Greenleaf. In it, Greenleaf established ten characteristics of being a servant leader:  Listening  Empathy  Healing  Awareness  Persuasion  Conceptualization  Foresight  Stewardship  Commitment to the growth of followers  Building community  Servant Leadership is a mainstay of most Christian organizations, including Cedarville University, as a way of modeling Philippians 2:3-8:   “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to…