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 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 ...

Canvas and Kaltura

If you are a Zoom user, Kaltura just made everything a lot easier. Now you can record to the cloud and your videos will automatically be transferred to Canvas Instructor Media upon upload completion. There are some nuances to be aware of though regarding publishing, editing, and student access. Instructor Media Your first stop to ...

Canvas PDF Workaround

Last year we did a post on pesky PDFs and how to work with them in Teams. Now it is time to consider how to use them best in Canvas. There are several approaches you might consider. Let’s explore a couple in detail. Using a PDF and Canvas’s Doc Viewer Canvas Doc Viewer is that ...

Scheduling Appointments in Canvas Calendar

Our teachers have been busy unraveling the Canvas conundrum. There are so many features, it can be overwhelming. It is wonderful that we can share those insights here. This post is brought to you by Cayley Byrne and Melissa Miller from Issaquah Middle School. They have clarified how you can use Appointment Groups in Canvas ...

ISTE Empowered Learner: Student Learning in Action

The ISTE standards are perhaps more important now than ever as we are all diving into the technology world of education. This year, your Building Tech Series will highlight an ISTE standard each month and we are kicking off with Empowered Learner. Empowered Learner sets a goal for “Students [to] leverage technology to take an ...

Canvas Learning Mastery Paths

Differentiation in Canvas is not as easy as we hoped. We can easily adjust due dates, but what is the best way of offering differentiated content? One way is through Learning Mastery Paths. Erin Kwok at Pacific Cascade Middle School has taken the initiative in understanding more about this feature in Canvas and its connection ...

Canvas Quizzes: Extra Time and Tries

As we are learning more about Canvas each week, from use and from collaboration and chatting with our fellow teachers, we would like to highlight some of those learnings. A special thank you to Kristie Bennett at Skyline High School for her contribution to the BNP this week and sharing her insights to quizzes and ...