Category: Tool Bits

Canvas Quizzes, What’s the Difference?

If you have enabled New Quizzes in your course, you can either set to ALWAYS use new quizzes or be asked to select between new and classic quizzes each time. I do suggest having the option to choose. You might be wondering what the difference is between the two types of quizzes and let me ...

End of Year and Your Canvas Course

The end of the year is approaching and you may wonder what you need to do with your Canvas course(s). Here are some reminders to support you as you wrap up this year and start thinking about next year. Grading As the end of year approaches, you will want to make sure all your grading ...

Seesaw: End of Year

The end of the year is HERE! Teachers and students have worked hard in remote, hybrid, and concurrent settings during this school year. They have added so much valuable learning to their Seesaw portfolios. Below are some tips and tricks as we close the chapter to this year.   Tip 1: Check your Account (Continuing in the District)  ...

Canvas Student Annotation Submissions

Great news for teachers looking for a way to create annotated assignments. As of May 15, Canvas has a new annotated assignments option now available under online submission types. What does this mean? When creating a new assignment, the teacher can select “Online” and a new check box will be available for “Student Annotation.” Teachers ...

Progress for Seesaw

Seesaw is making Progress! A new and exciting feature was just made available for our Seesaw for Schools accounts. You may have noticed recently that there is a new tab on your Seesaw teacher dashboard called Progress.   Progress is a great way for teachers to quickly track students’ activities throughout the week. Progress can even help teachers monitor student progress surrounding a specific ...

Canvas New Analytics, Data at Your Fingertips

Canvas New Analytics is available at the course level in Canvas. In order to enable this, you will need to open your course, open settings, and then choose “navigation.” From there, you will want to enable New Analytics (remember to SAVE). It can also be accessed from the course home dashboard. New Analytics offers some ...

Adding Multiple Voice Files to Seesaw: A Powerful Student Support

As educators, we know the power of including audio and visual scaffolds for students. Seesaw is one of our core tools that makes this process simple. As many teachers have found, there is the ability to record captions on a Seesaw canvas page (appears at the bottom of the page), as well as record an audio file ...

Canvas Submission Updates: Webcam & Reassign

Two new features have been made available in Canvas that you might have noticed. First is the option to reassign work to your students, the other (which you may not see on your end) is the ability for students to submit using their webcam. Webcam Submissions Students who have been trying to submit images of ...

Virtual Field Trips with Flipgrid

Are you looking to liven up your virtual teaching with different experiences? Consider integrating virtual field trips into your instruction, with the possibility for students to respond, collaborate, and wonder. Flipgrid has you covered! Why Flipgrid for Virtual Field Trips? Many of the topics compile various links, information, and videos so that you don’t need ...

Canvas + Betterizer = Better Comments Faster

So, first a shout out to Camille Wright, teacher and Skyward guru extraordinaire at Maywood Middle School for sharing this with our team. Betterizer is a Chrome extension that works with Speedgrader in Canvas to help with stored comments. You can easily write five comments of your choice and with a quick click add them ...