How to Submit an Assignment through Turnitin in Canvas for Students

Students: Having trouble submitting through Turnitin in Canvas? One the main reasons for issues seems to be not hitting the final “submit” button. Check out this video for a walk-through: Instead of the video, you can follow these quick steps below: 1. Upload the Assignment Navigate to your assignment page and click the button to…

4 Popular Learning Myths debunked

What you believe about your students directs your actions towards them. What do you believe? Is it true? As teachers, we need to be careful that we are following best practices in our classes, online and off-line, and this includes these four popular myths about learning: Students will learn more if they are taught in a…

Understanding Bloom’s Taxonomy in E-Learning – New Resources

If you talk with me for long about education, you will realize that I’m a big fan of Bloom’s taxonomy. Specifically the revised taxonomy which takes into consideration our new digital world. By moving students into higher orders of thinking, we help them solidify understanding and push through assumptions. Besides that, assignments and learning become…

Using Live Polls or Surveys in Canvas using Polleverywhere

While the survey tool in Canvas works well for feedback to the teacher, it is lacking in some other features including the ability to give live results back to the students. Recently I tested out every online polling tool I could find to pick a winner I could suggest to our instructors. I put the full list…

Using Conferences / The Big Blue Button in Canvas

The current default for conferences in Canvas is a software tool named “BigBlueButton.” Here is a how-to video tutorial on how to start and manage a conference in Canvas using the BigBlueButton: To learn more about the BigBlueButton, visit the official website here: http://bigbluebutton.org/