Category: Tool Bits

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Turnitin and Canvas

Turnitin offers a direct integration in Canvas. What this means for you as a teacher is that you can create an external tool assignment and still have access to the Turnitin features and submission portal…all within Canvas. How this works for your students, they will open the assignment and have access to the Turnitin submission ...

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Canvas Group Sets for Assignments

Canvas allows the creation of Group Sets for a variety of purposes…one being group work. But in the greater scheme of assigning work to your students, you can also assign by group sets…what does this mean? When you create an assignment, you then check it as a group assignment (grade individually), this then allows you ...

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Canvas and Actively Learn

For all my friends who love Actively Learn, it now integrates into Canvas and will offer some benefits when you do. First, it will roster your students from Canvas, no need for codes anymore. Second, when you create an assignment in Actively Learn and sync it to Canvas, it will appear in your Canvas assignment ...

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Canvas Office Cloud Assignment Tips

For those of you who love Teams and the ease of creating cloud assignments for your students, never fear, Canvas has a similar ability. Here are some of tips I’ve gathered from working with you all the past few weeks. You asked, we are answering, here are some tips for using Office in Canvas Question: ...

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Canvas External Tools Rubric Workaround

You want the best of both worlds – to use an external tool integration for your assignment, but to grade it with a rubric! I am hoping with voting up, this will soon become a seamless work path in Canvas, but until then, there is a workaround. Thank your summer instructors Erin Kwok and Chris ...

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Using Flipgrid in Canvas

Getting Flipgrid set up in Canvas Are you ready to get your Flipgrid on? Before you do, here are the pros and cons of adding it to Canvas. Pros: It is easy to access from your course for both you and your students It will automatically register your students in your Flipgrid group (previously grid) ...

Your Clever Teacher Page

Clever is the one-stop-shop for our elementary students to access apps and programs used in their classrooms. Customizing your Teacher Page will simplify the experience for our students will help organize their work. Every teacher has two teacher pages already created, one is only visible for just the teacher which is a great place to ...

Teams: End of Year Checklist

The end of the year is fast approaching. As you begin to wind down the year, please take a few minutes to work through this checklist and prepare your teams to be archived. Please note that there is an extra step for class teams that you created (rather than the ones created for you.) Useful ...

Field Notes – Kristie Bennett and the Importance of Creating Informal Spaces for Planning and Learning

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Flipgrid’s Creative Updates

Flipgrid has some creative updates! If you’re familiar with Flipgrid, you know that it is a platform that allows you to create projects with video, text, digital inking, and emojis. Now, there are even more tools to explore! This gives both teachers and students the ability to record simple videos, as well as much more ...