Canvas Quizzes for Retakes and Test Corrections

There are a few places Canvas poses challenges to some of the practices we utilize in our class, some of these revolving around the use of quizzes and how to best implement test retakes and test corrections. We have some suggestions on making this easier for you to manage. Quiz Banks for Retakes To make ...

Canvas Quiz Logs & Data Analysis

Canvas quiz logs was recently enabled and offers an insightful look at how students are interacting with quizzes that you are giving in your course. Canvas has designed the quiz log to help identify problems that may arise during a quiz and help you have a more meaningful look at your quiz data. As they ...

The Ed Tech Library is Back!

After a brief hiatus, the Ed Tech Library is ready to lend out innovative tools to our teachers! The district’s Instructional Technology Specialists are available to support teachers in the classroom, from planning to implementation. Breakout EDU kits, Ozobots, Makey Makey, and BlueBots are available for teachers to check-out one week at a time and include ...

Canvas Grading Updates

You may have noticed that you have a few new features to explore when accessing your Canvas gradebook and Speedgrader. First, within the Canvas gradebook, you can now search for assignments by name as well as searching by student name. In addition to searching within gradebook, you now have the ability to add status labels ...

Digital Citizenship Week

October 18th to October 22nd is Digital Citizenship Week and Common Sense Media is ready to share! With the use of technology and student’s experience on digital platforms, digital citizenship is more important than ever. Common Sense Media has provided digital citizenship curriculum for many year for teachers of all levels- Elementary, Middle or High ...

Set Up for Success: Elementary Edition

September in an elementary classroom is a whirlwind to welcome students, adjust to a physical classroom, build community, teach and review procedures and protocols, distribute technology and this year, complete new assessments (physical and digital). Teachers and students have accomplished so much in just a month! Way to go! For the month of October, some ...

Canvas “Message Students Who” in New Analytics

If you don’t have New Analytics enabled in your course, make sure you do that! From New Analytics there are several actions you can take and the newest one is brought to you by Bree Chang at Maywood. You have the ability to “message students who” from New Analytics that encompasses a broader search than ...

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The New Look of Actively Learn & Canvas Integration

Actively Learn got a facelift and has some key differences in how it will interact with Canvas, so Actively Learn users keep on reading! Changes to be aware of You will still create your assignment in Actively Learn, but you will need to add it to Canvas as an external tool assignment yourself. Once you ...

Teach Digital Citizenship Creatively

Looking for an engaging way to teach your elementary students about digital citizenship? Look no further! Our friends at Common Sense Education have created three digital books on Book Creator’s platform that brings their curriculum to life. These books can be viewed online by clicking here! No account required. Read on for information about how ...

Canvas Student Assignment Enhancements

You may see a green icon appearing on your students’ assignments and wonder what it is and how did it get there. This was a feature added last year that we recently turned on. What it does The Student Assignment Enhancement allows students to monitor their progress within an individual assignment. It tracks which attempt ...

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