All posts by Stephanie Olson

I am an Instructional Technology Specialist supporting BLMS, PLMS, IMS, PCMS, and SHS. I love collaborating and working with teachers on how best to integrate technology into their curriculum to create a dynamic learning experience for students. I am very excited to be a part of such a dynamic team and innovative district. I look forward to learning more about the Microsoft world and how to integrate Teams and One Note into a classroom setting. I also hope to support my schools with my knowledge of iPad use in the classroom, Project/Problem Based Learning through the Innovative Designer lens, and exciting ways of meeting the ISTE standards. You can contact me at 425-837-7172 or email me at olsons@issaquah.wednet.edu.

Canvas, Power of Pages

Pages are the ability to share content with your class and we use them as web pages of information, class pages of content, and landing pages before we get to the assignment. But Pages are powerful, they can become places for student collaboration with the toggle of a drop-down menu. As you are becoming more ...

Using Flipgrid for Student Help

One of my favorite parts of being a teacher is collaborating with my colleagues. This post idea is brought to you by Ally Johnson and Jamie Street from Issaquah Middle School. When looking for help, you are the first person a student is going to contact for a class related issue. That might come through ...

Canvas New Rich Content Editor

It’s a New Year and a New Rich Content Editor (RCE) is making its way to Canvas. Starting January 16, the new RCE will be enforced, so consider making the change now. Here is an introduction of changes you can expect to see. Here is a comparison of the editors in full (left is old, ...

Canvas Help, Check it Out

One of the features of Canvas is the Help icon located on the Global Navigation. It might get overlooked, but here is why you and your students should be using it. Teacher Help The teacher Help offers quick access to the Canvas Guides, which can answer just about any question you may have about Canvas. ...

It’s Hour of Code Week! (Secondary)

Computer Science Education Week is happening now, December 7-13, and schools around the world are in! Hour of Code is one of the many ways to celebrate this introduction to coding. Register your school or class to participate and get on the map. Why Participate? Hour of Code has a mission of broadening the field ...

Canvas Organization: Gradebook and Grading Periods

Organization in Canvas can seem daunting. Knowing what to add to course navigation, how to organize the modules (newest to oldest or vice versa), assignment groups, the gradebook and more. Here are some tips to help organize your gradebook and some suggestions with modules and assignments for yearlong courses. Gradebook The Canvas gradebook can be ...

Canvas Remaster Grade Passback

Grades are syncing, well most of the time. There is that one pesky grade or assignment that just does not seem to make its way into Skyward. You have checked that it has a due date, it is posted in Canvas, it synced to period 4, why not period 5!? Well, there is a new ...

Canvas Course Content & New Trimester/Semester

Now that you are wrapping up the first trimester (or semester) you might be looking at how to transfer the content to your next course. Or perhaps you are wanting to create a sandbox course to preserve the content or share it with another teacher. Here are the directions on how to get your content ...

Canvas Outcomes, Rubrics, & Quizzes

Outcomes and rubrics can be added to your quizzes in Canvas. We will first review how to add Outcomes to your Canvas quizzes (classic and new quizzes). This is great if you are grading based on standards and wanting each question to reflect a different grading outcome/standard. First, you can turn on the Learning Mastery ...

Canvas Gradebook, Setting Default Grades

As you are furiously grading you might be looking for some shortcuts to quickly add grades. Maybe you have finished grading an assignment and will need to add just a few grades. Instead of searching through all your students, you can set the default grade. From your Canvas gradebook, find the assignment you want to ...