Addressing some of your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), here are some How-to Guides that take you step-by-step through tasks within the various online tools you use everyday – Google Apps for Education, Canvas, Online Evaluations and Adobe Connect for Web Conferencing.
This short guide walks you through the Google Drive sharing interface and what different things may be accomplished with Drive.
Google Drive has an option akin to Dropbox, where you designate folder(s) on your
personal computer that are connected to an online version of that folder on Google
Drive. Syncing these folders will automatically reflect changes in both locations made online or on your computer.
Main features that are essential to experiencing the Canvas Interface to the fullest. You can customize your Global Navigation panel, Course Dashboard customization, and other features to make your Canvas page truly yours.
The syllabus is most likely the first thing uploaded to your Canvas course. Follow this short
step-by-step guide to successfully upload any files that you might want to have online for students via Moodle.
Uploading videos onto Canvas make it easier for students to access any videos you might want them to see.
You may directly insert your videos through third-party applications like Google Drive, Dropbox, and other
external tools or directly embed videos by inputting the URL through Youtube or Vimeo.
If you find yourself teaching the same or a similar class every semester and wish to
transfer course material from semester to semester, this tutorial will help you do just that.
Sometimes, it is easier to email your students directly from your Canvas page without
switching to another browser window or email application. To have this function available to you, follow this quick how-to.
If you would like to share certain files with your students, you can upload it onto modules in Canvas for easier access to students.
By default, Canvas sends you a weekly email that summarize any activities that happened on your Canvas page. You can adjust these notification preferences to change how frequently you want these emails/notifications, what content you want on your notifications, etc.
Want to know what your student think about your course? This step-by-
step guide shows you how to add custom questions to the course survey.
This tutorial will guide you on how to obtain the results for end-of-semester evaluations.
This tutorial will guide you on how to access results as a departmental admin for end-of-semester evaluations.
Adobe Connect is a really great tool for web-conference calls with your students when
you are not physically in the classroom or have a guest lecturer/presenter call in from
off-campus. These are some best practices to keep in mind when working in
If you run into problems with sound while running Adobe Connect, this guide will help you troubleshoot your web-conference.
* Don’t forget to contact us for any help with these or other teaching technologies at MICA.