Many of you have come and asked this morning why you can’t take attendance. This is because the settings in Gradebook are not correct.
2. If you have the settings so they look like those above it will automatically shift to the next quarter and semester.
a. Under “Display Settings”i.“Display Gradebook Average As” should be set to Current Grading Period
b. Under “Assignment Filter” you should have the radial button marked for “Current Assignments”
c. Under “Login Defaults” Parameters should be set to blank.
I have had quite a few students and teachers come and ask me why links on their new semester courses don’t work. Well there are a couple of reasons.
CANVAS Importing Content:
Here is what you want to do to fix the issue of the copy and paste.
Here is another fix:
I have sent directions in email as to how to publish courses. Please make sure your courses are published.
CANVAS courses missing:
If students have transferred into your classes after the initial enrollment date of today they may not see your CANVAS courses. Here is how you can help them so they show up.
Refresher on Cross-listing
Cross-listing allows teachers to create content ONE TIME for all the sections they teach that are the same. For example: A teacher teaches Math 8 three times a day. Rather than creating canvas content three times, the teacher cross-lists the sections/class periods so they can create the content one time.
Benefits of cross listing
Since you started using the new instance of Zoom, have you worried that some of your features are missing. Have no fear. You have all of the same rights as you had before, however, some of those items might be toggled off. Here are some videos and steps to activating some of the features you think you are missing.
1. Go to the Web version of Zoom and log in.
2. Go to "Settings" on the left side.
3. Under "In Meeting (Advanced) find "Breakout Room"
4. Turn ON Breakout Rooms by toggling them on.
There are additional items that you may want to use. Here is a short Screencast to show you some of those options.
Do you want to know which of your distance kids (or any kids for that matter) are participating in Zoom calls? Then this is for you. It might be a way to incentivize student's.
To access Zoom reports:
1. Log into Zoom (the web not the app)
2. Click on "Reports" on the left side menu.
3. Choose the range of dates for the reports you wish to see. Click "Search".
4. Your list of reports will appear. You will also have the ability to click on the hyperlink under "Participants"
5. Once your list of participants is up, you can check the box for "Unique Users" to condense any duplicate users. This will also, show the length of time that each user spent in the meeting.
6. You can export this list as a .CSV file, screenshot it, or use it in your browsing window as is.
Loom tutorial with above steps:
Many of you have expressed frustration that your students aren't reading the announcements in CANVAS. Here are the directions for fixing that. You can actually have announcements show up as a top feature on your home page.
Here are the steps for doing it:
Next, go into Canvas and click on a course. Choose Settings, and then click on Apps (the fourth tab across on the tabs in Settings).
Search for the app “Redirect”. Click on the icon and then click “Add App”. The configuration box will then appear.
Greetings traditional graders (non-PBL’ers! (if you are doing PBL this does not affect you)
For years now Canvas (Groups) and Gradebook (Categories) have had to match.
I have always suggested to use one of the 4 GSD defaults in Gradebook, so you do not have to do MORE work. Many teachers throughout the years have made their own categories groups and “the district” has made these personal Category groups work with Canvas, and all has worked well.
It seems now that many of these teacher made “category groups” are not working as well as they have been in the past. Meaning assignments from Canvas are not pushing over to gradebook properly and causing grade issues. There seems to be NO PROBLEMS with teachers who are using one the 4 default Category Groups in gradebook.
Part of the reason teachers make their own Category Groups is so they can “weight” the groups as desired. The GSD default ones are NOT weight-able. The work around is to just make “heavier” assignments such as “assessments” worth more points. (Also if you weight your grades in Gradebook and NOT in Canvas the grades will never match.)
In order to stop any future discrepancies please use ONLY 1 of the 4 default Category Groups in Gradebook. If you need help switching your categories I will gladly show you on Friday AFTER you post midterms.
This does not affect Grade Scales.
Have you ever wanted to know how which students are logging into your CANVAS courses and how long they are spending within your class? Here are the directions for you:
3. This will open a new window that will give you information on students and there CANVAS activity.
4. Across the top you will see tabs that show you the averages for things like Course Grades, Weekly Online Activity, Students, and Reports.
5. You can sort it so that you can see specific students or periods. It defaults to “All Sections” if you have your courses cross listed. (You just need to click the drop down carrot to see the different options.)
6. The Students tab will give you the information student by student with last time your page was viewed and how many times they have viewed.
7. Under “Reports” you will see a number of reports that can be run that will give you further information on students and their usage in your classes.