Category: Tool Bits

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with Seesaw

It’s time to celebrate Computer Science Education, and it’s even better when we have core tools to do so! Seesaw is offering several live webinars for classrooms to tune into this week (see below) as well as extensive collections of computer science related activities. Explore Computer Science Collections and Resources Seesaw has ready-made lessons and ...

Canvas Apply Score to Ungraded 

Have you wondered about how you can quickly address ungraded assignments in your gradebook? This tip showcases how to apply 0 (or another score) throughout a grade book in just a couple of clicks. The Apply Score to Ungraded Assignments feature allows scores to be applied to multiple ungraded submissions at once (similar to set default score which can only be done ...

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DyKnow Communication – Send a Message

DyKnow Communication DyKnow allows teachers to communicate with students while in active monitoring session in 3 ways: Student UnderstandingQuestionsSend a Message All of these tools are available on the right side of the DyKnow monitoring screen. This post will review how to use the Send a Message communication tool. Send a Message In the Send ...

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DyKnow New Features – Combine Classes

Recently, the DyKnow classroom monitoring program has added a couple of helpful features. Today we will learn how to combine classes. Combine Classes From the My Classes view, you now have a new button in the upper right corner where it says, "Combine Classes". You can combine any number of classes into one combined class ...

Canvas Message Students Who – and Observers! 

As we transitioned to the Canvas Gradebook, one feature that many teachers missed was the ability to message both students and parents/observers. Canvas was listening and now when you choose to "message students who" (have a missing assignment, low score, etc.) you can include the observers!   Navigate to Grades Choose an assignment Select the 3 dots and ...

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DyKnow Communication – Questions

DyKnow Communication DyKnow allows teachers to communicate with students while in active monitoring session in 3 ways: Student UnderstandingQuestionsSend a Message All of these tools are available on the right side of the DyKnow monitoring screen. This post will review how to use the Questions communication tool. Questions In the Questions section (the question mark ...

Canvas – Organizing your Dashboard 

You can make your dashboard more personal by editing the names of courses (this is on your end only) changing course colors, dragging and dropping your course icons to be in a specific order, or use the Star system to determine which courses are on your dashboard.   Editing name and color  Choose a course and ...

Canvas Pesky Imported Assignment, Move them in Bulk! 

Are Imported Assignments the bane of your Canvas existence? You can quickly delete the entire assignment group and move the assignments at the same time.   Open Assignments Find the Imported Assignments groupFrom the 3 dots, choose “Delete”  Choose the group you want to move the assignments to and the Imported Assignments will be gone and your ...

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DyKnow Communication – Student Understanding

DyKnow Communication DyKnow allows teachers to communicate with students while in an active monitoring session in 3 ways: Student UnderstandingQuestionsSend a Message All of these tools are available on the right side of the DyKnow monitoring screen. This post will review how to use the Student Understanding communication tool. Student Understanding In the Student Understanding ...

Canvas Setting an Assignment Default Score 

Did you collect an assignment on paper and just need to quickly add a score for all students? Or maybe you want to add a score for students who have not submitted? You have the option, by assignment, to add a default score.  Open Grades for your course Find the assignment you want to score Using the ...