MiraCosta Online Ed Fall 2019 Flex - Shared screen with speaker view
Who can see your viewing activity?
Can we review how to make the url link pop up in a new tab so we don’t have to hit the back button on the browser to get back to Canvas?
When you add a link to an image.
First, when you are in the RCE (Rich Content Editor) of the page of content you are working on, you can highlight the link and then press Ctrl + K on your keyboard. This will display an "Insert link" box with a drop-down list next to the "Target" field. Instead of "None", select "New window", and then click the "Ok" button.
Here is a community guide https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/26751-hyperlinks-opening-in-a-new-window
Control K worked. It didn’t with an image.
Yes, the default on external links are now new window in anvas
Canvas . They made that change recently
The default for images to link is none. The default for text linked is new tab.
Yes on text
Internal to Canvas pages still open on top -- so if you want a Canvas domain page to open in a new window, you need to use that extra step.
So control K fixes the inconsistency with images, that’s what I was saying.
Yes Sean, thanks!
Is there a course builder feature in Canvas? This feature allows us to create categories/ build the course using place holders and these can then be populated later with content. I believe something like other LMS such as D2L etc.
Also can the home page greeting be personlised to show the individual student's first or last name (according to how we set the greeting) when a student logs in instead of the general 'hello everyone'? Just curious about this feature.
In the commons you can download Templates.
I create a bunch of unpublished pages and assignments as an outline when I'm starting to build a course.
that faculty have created. Great for ideas.Warning don't import to your active course, request a sandbox to import from.
Great. Thanks, Got it.
Canvas does not have an undo for importing from Commons, so yes ask for a sandbox.
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
LOL I will update it now
not that I am aware of
So would a sandbox be like a Master shell? while the active one is a live shell?
Nadia, yes it could be
Or the sandbox can just be a place with lots of different experimentation and collection of resources that might apply to several different courses, totally up to you
is there a way to see which students have viewed the course yet?
you just answered my question
Yes, Laura - as Sean is talking about
Is there any way to see what students see on the dashboard -- before they enter the course? I've found that students sometimes don't even click the course card, since there apparently is a 'to-do' list on the dashboard itself, and they just do what's listed there and miss all of the course content ...
Student view only shows inside the course, though. Not the dashboard.
Okay, yes. I don't know my 'student' password, but I know it exists.
760-795-6850 employee helpdesk can assist you with the password
Does the quiz show up in the syllabus?
Students don't see the unpublished quizzes, as far as I know.
unpublished are not seen by students
Are there question banks already available to import into Canvas to make quizzes or do we have to make them from Scratch?
Yes depends on your publisher Sean
Some faculty with share Canvas quizzes as well.
So contact publisher
Yes, and you can also search Canvas Commons
Or is there a way to search through Canvas?
Only through commons
Canvas wouldn’t likely have publisher testbanks
Only ones created and shared by other faculty
It's always useful to remind students that those scores that they enter are NOT real -- I've had many students think they could sneakily 'change' their own grades!
Thank you for walking us through some really neat features of Canvas!