Archives—August 2013


CTL Tip of the Week

Things you may want to do in Canvas this week

With fall semester starting there are a few things many instructors and instructional staff often want or need to do in Canvas. We’ve included links to help you with a handful of them below.

You will probably need to Customize your Courses drop-down menu to remove any courses from previous semesters, and possibly add some course to that menu too. You will need to Publish your Canvas course in order for your students to be able to see and access it. See How do I publish my course? for directions. Instructors at Michigan Tech can use the Combine Canvas Sections tool on the Course Tools page to combine two or more BANNER sections into one Canvas course. Go to Combining Canvas Sections for directions. If you would like to copy the content in one of your previous Canvas courses into a new Fall 2013 Canvas course, you can do that too. See Copying Content from Another Canvas Course to find out how.

You may just want some help or information. You can Contact Support or stop in to eLearning Walk-in Hours for Canvas Help.  And as always, for general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop first. The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Michigan Tech.


Tour of Nine Michigan Tech Canvas Courses

Last spring, the Center for Teaching and Learning’s first Creative Canvas Course Contest (C-4) saw students nominate more than 100 different courses from almost every department. After the results came in, the nine winners (listed below) have graciously agreed to provide short video course tours so that others can see and learn from the design features of their well-received Canvas courses.

Congratulations to:
Glenn Archer (EE3010), principal lecturer and associate chair, ECE
Todd Arney (SAT3820), lecturer, SoT
Caryn Heldt (CM2120) assistant professor, Chem Engg
Michelle Loughead (MGT2000), instructor, SBE
Mark Roberts (EC3400), professor, SBE
Karin Schlenker (HU3280), lecturer, HU
Richelle Winkler (SS3315), assistant professor, SS
Brigitte Zielinksi (BL2920) instructor, Bio Sci
Claire Zuraw (ESL0330), instructor, ESL

The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). See what’s going on there this week at CTL. If you see anything in these course tours that you’d like to emulate, but don’t know how, eLearning Walk-In Hours are available at the center, and as always, for more information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop.