Canvas News and Tips

Fri, 5/19/2017
InstructureCon-BoundInstructors and Course Designers Prepare for Canvas “Mission”

Canvas has been fully adopted as the learning management system (LMS) behind Carmen. To get the most out of this new LMS, ODEE staff are accompanying 21 individuals to InstructureCon in Colorado from July 25-27. A wide variety of lecturers, professors, instructional designers and support staff from across the university will be attending this spy-themed conference. The experience will allow instructors to embark on a mission to gather Canvas intel to share with their colleges and departments.

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Mon, 4/17/2017
ODEE Grant Gets School of Music in Harmony with CarmenCanvasSchool of Music’s Canvas Experience

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning partnered with The Ohio State University's School of Music to help its faculty integrate CarmenCanvas into their courses.

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Thu, 3/23/2017
May 14 is ComingBe Sure to Save D2L Data You Might Need

You’ve moved your academic courses over to Canvas, but what should you do with data in Carmen (D2L) prior to May 14 , when this information will no longer be available? The Registrar, Enterprise Security, Career Services and COAM have policies, best practices and recommendations to help you decide what you need to do, specifically with data tied to grades.

The key things to know are:

Grade-related academic data should only be kept for two terms after the term in which it was recorded. Learn more about the academic records retention schedule . During...Read more
Tue, 3/21/2017
Last Call for “Old Carmen”Students: You May Want to Save Course Files

On May 14, “old Carmen” will no longer be available to you. Likely there is nothing you need to do about this beyond taking a moment to enjoy the automatic uncluttering of your academic life.

However, some students might want to revisit recent courses that are still open in Carmen (D2L) to snag some scholarly souvenirs.

In particular, you might want to save files, assignments and feedback if…

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Mon, 3/20/2017
At the Intersection of Higher Ed and TechnologyOhio State, Unizin Partnership

Learning evangelist Steven Anderson once tweeted , “Alone we are smart but together we are brilliant. We can use the collective wisdom to do great things.”

That concept is one of the reasons why The Ohio State University joined Unizin , a consortium of institutions that collaborate to find solutions to the problems in higher education. The 11 institutions and one system member involved with the consortium use their collective power to face issues such as accessibility, affordability and learner success.

“In today’s ever-changing world, the use of digital technology has to be woven into the...

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Tue, 3/07/2017
CarmenCanvas FunctionalityLearn More about Rubrics with Ty Shepfer

Still grading and providing feedback on paper? You might not realize that tools in CarmenCanvas like Rubrics and SpeedGrader provide a simple alternative to hand-written comments on student work. If you assign papers, in-person presentations or essay questions on tests, you can still use these digital tools to simplify and streamline your grading, even written feedback.

Senior Lecturer, Ty Shepfer, walks you through setting up your own rubric, and he highlights the benefits of using the tool within the Canvas platform. Ty also shares what he learned from piloting the rubric tool in sections of his class at the...

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Mon, 3/06/2017
D2L Goes Away in MaySolutions for Saving "Old Carmen" Materials

Calling all faculty and staff with instructor roles in Carmen (D2L)! Do you manage an academic course? Forum? Training course? Information portal? All of the above?!?

Please be aware that Carmen (D2L) will no longer be available as of May 14, 2017 . This includes non-academic courses or forums in which enrollment is not controlled by the Registrar. There is no automatic conversion process for this content, so it is up to you to decide the best destination for anything you are currently hosting with Carmen (D2L).

Check out this article in the ODEE Resource Center...

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Mon, 2/27/2017
Mission: InstructureCon 0017Apply Now: Funding for Canvas Conference

Learn about Canvas from the pros. Hang out with your colleagues from across the university. Spend three days in Keystone, Colorado, July 25-27. Mission: InstructureCon 0017 will be jam-packed with opportunities to dig into Canvas, the engine behind Carmen.

We will be awarding sponsored conference travel to InstructureCon for 16 Ohio State staff and faculty, which includes registration, lodging and transportation between the Denver airport and the conference location. We're looking for a mix of faculty and instructional staff from different colleges and campuses who will make the most out of this experience and participate actively...

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Thu, 2/02/2017
Did you know?Fun Features to Try in CarmenCanvas

There’s a lot to love about Canvas, the new LMS powering Carmen, including more options for creating assignments and a powerful mobile app for easy access to courses. Many of these features were not available in Desire2Learn (D2L), the platform behind the "old Carmen."

You've adopted Canvas and started using the basic features, but did you know you are able to incorporate the following into your classes?

Create Peer Review Assignments or Discussions

Peer review? That’s right. In CarmenCanvas, it's possible to set up both anonymous and identified peer reviews...

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Wed, 1/18/2017
Navigating CarmenCanvasWalkthrough Videos Provide Canvas Refresher Course

To remind students and instructional staff about the basic features available in the Canvas LMS, we're sharing virtual tours of the Canvas interface and Carmen landing page. These walkthrough videos are available on YouTube and can be found in the CarmenCanvas section of the ODEE Resource Center.

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