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/

Zoom conferencing Quick Start for Students

Zoom is an online, real-time video conferencing tool that has replaced Adobe Connect for use here at the University of Kentucky. For your hybrid or online class you may be expected to have a device and sufficient internet that can access a Zoom conference. The best way to tell is simply to try it out…

How to Record Videos directly into Canvas as Assignments (Plus setup for Instructors)

Use the following steps if you want students to record a video assignment directly into Canvas. Students should be able to do this with any webcam enabled computer or smart phone. 1. For instructors only: Create an assignment with the Submission as Online -> Media Recordings (Need help creating an assignment? Click Here for instructions ) 2. Then the…

How to add a Video Response in a Canvas discussion Post (for Students or Instructors)

Video responses in discussion posts are a great way to get the students interacting on a different level. A variety of activities are essential to keep learners engaged. Here are the steps for a student (or instructor) on how to post a video response in a Canvas discussion post: (These basic steps could also be…