2022-2023 Building Tech Series for Secondary

We've updated and made some changes to the BTS so read below to get the details. Ed Tech is offering regular opportunities for training on a variety of tech tools this year. These sessions will offer overviews of the tools and the features that support powerful learning.   These will take place on Zoom and each ...

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DyKnow Basics – Create a Class

DyKnow allows users to create manual classes that can be monitored using the software. This could be useful for groups meeting outside of normal classtime, or in unique groups like clubs, testing, or after school support. After creating a new custom class, users can then manually add teachers and students who should be listed on ...

Canvas Comment Library

As a classroom teacher, you are likely using some of the same comments over and over to encourage your students to become better writers, thinkers, problem-solvers, and more. One of the features Canvas Speedgrader offers is the ability to create a comment library. To create your comment library, you can start in Speedgrader. On the ...

Interactive Choice Boards with Canva & Canvas

Many teachers have been embracing the high-leverage practice of Universal Design for Learning and making student choice a priority. The UDL principle of Engagement encourages individual choice and autonomy and might include choice boards and playlists as a vehicle to provide student choice. In Mrs. Buck’s 6th-grade science class at Maywood, she created a choice ...

Canvas Gradebook Toggling Tip

Entering scores & statuses for students is easier using the slide-out gradebook feature. You can quickly launch it by clicking any assignment score box and using the arrow for the slide-out box to appear. You can then enter scores, status, and comments and use the arrows to toggle to the next student or the next ...

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DyKnow Basics – Adding and Removing Teachers

DyKnow allows users to add and remove "Teachers" from courses manually. This is helpful if users want to add a co-teacher to their course, for monitoring access. This could be in situations where you have an administrator, substitute or para, who need access to your class for monitoring and accessing class data. Adding someone as ...

Canvas Missing Assignment Auto-Scoring

We are enjoying hearing about the tips and tricks you are learning as you continue to build your Canvas knowledge base. This tip is for how to make your grade book do the work for you while still communicating missing and/or late policies. To better support students and observers, having assignments marked missing or late ...

New K-2 Lessons from Common Sense Education! 

Common Sense Education just launched new K-2 lessons on digital citizenship! Each of these lessons introduces one of the digital citizenship characters (head, heart, arms, guts, legs, and feet) with a short, engaging video-based lesson and reflection activity. The 15-minute lessons are a perfect way to integrate these important concepts into your classroom in a ...

Undelete Your Canvas Artifacts

Did you accidentally delete something from your course that you still need? There is likely a way to recover it.   Open your course and make sure you are on “Home”  Click on the URL and then at the end add “/undelete”  This will then provide you with a list of course-deleted artifacts and offer you ...

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DyKnow Basics – Editing a Class Name

DyKnow allows you to edit the default class name for each of your classes. Sometimes the course code, which is the default from Skyward, is not the easiest to read from the list. Staff can manually change names of classes to more user friend names that include course content, class period, or group as examples. ...

LockDown Browser is Back

Good news for those of you looking for a way to securely quiz your students using Canvas. ISD is bringing LockDown Browser back. This tool allows teachers to create a quiz in Canvas that will keep the students in the quiz, and prevent them from opening other windows or apps on the computer while taking ...

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