• Canvas

    Using Rubrics for Grading in Canvas 

    Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve talked before about some aspects of adding and using rubrics in courses. As a brief refresher, Canvas has excellent resources on creating and adding rubrics to assignments as well as creating and adding rubrics to discussions. We’ve also talked about how to add existing (already created in Canvas) rubrics to an assignment or discussion.   Today we’re turning our attention to a setting that’ll make your grading life easier – using a rubric for assignment grading. You may think that you’re doing that by default, and in some ways, you are. The rubric is still tied to the assignment, and you can give scores and comments…

  • Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    Microsoft Teams Meetings Recordings: Tips and Notes 

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In our deep dive on different Teams Meetings features, today we’ll turn our attention to recordings.   You Can’t Pause Recordings  In Zoom, you could temporarily pause a recording, then restart it. However, you cannot do this with Teams meetings. If you stop a recording then start recording again, you will have two separate recordings.   Remember to Stop Recordings  Teams will automatically stop a recording when all participants leave the meeting. However, you shouldn’t rely on that. If one of your students forgets to leave the meeting, the recording will continue for four hours before it’s stopped.   Recordings Won’t Capture a Couple of…

  • Educational Tools

    How Do I Set Meeting Options and How Can I Test out Teams Meeting Features?

    Reading Time: 2 minutes This week, we’re continuing our deep dive into various aspects of Microsoft Teams meetings and looking at both meeting options and how you can easily run a practice meeting to test various aspects of teams.  Getting to and Adjusting Teams Meeting Options  The Microsoft Teams Meeting options allow you to control some valuable aspects of the meeting, such as setting up a meeting lobby, restricting who can present, and turning on automatic recording. Before we give best practices for some of these settings, we’ll go over the different way to access these meeting options.   Through the “edit” page for a scheduled meeting. You can get to…

  • Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    What’s the Difference Between the Sharing Options in Microsoft Teams Meetings? 

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, we’re going to take a deeper dive into screen sharing in a Microsoft Teams meeting. When you open the share menu, you’ll see several options. But what does each do, and how can they help you achieve your goals Screen Sharing with a Document Camera  If you want to share content from a document camera, first make sure that your document camera is plugged in. If the camera isn’t plugged in, you won’t see the options in the meeting to share from the camera.   Select “Share content” inside your Teams meeting and choose “content from camera.” That will then open a tab where you…