Canvas Teacher App

    Time is a teacher’s most valuable resource. Save time and use Canvas more efficiently from your mobile device or tablet with the Canvas Teacher app. Canvas Teacher allows teachers to facilitate their courses on the go, both inside and outside the classroom. This app provides quick access to three of the most frequent course facilitation […]

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    Formatting Text Documents for Respondus

    Respondus will import multiple choice, true-false, essay, fill in the blank, and multiple answer questions. The plain text, rich-text, or MS Word file must be organized in a “Standard Format” before it can be imported into Respondus. The Standard Format for questions has required elements and optional elements. Important: Respondus requires Windows 7 or higher. Standard […]

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    Updating Your Respondus License

    The Respondus license renews each year on August 1st and existing users must update the installation password each year. Login to this portfolio to access the current installation password. http://portfolio.du.edu/respondus

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    Using OneDrive files within Canvas

    As of August 17th 2017, OneDrive for Business at DU no longer allows anonymous URL’s to access content, and all previous files that were shared with anonymous links will fail to display within Canvas.  Moving forward, DU instructor and students must share files with the DU community, specific DU individuals, or someone outside the University […]

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    Using the Canvas Multi Tool to change assignment dates and more

    DU has purchased third-party software called the Multi Tool to assist professors when Canvas requires too many mouse clicks to get things done efficiently. The Multi Tool can: Update all assignment due dates, unlock dates, and locks dates – all from the same screen. Create a Home page, publish it, and mark it as the […]

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    NBCLearn Video Library

    Canvas has a new tool: the NBCLearn Video Library. This tool allows you to embed videos directly to your course via the Text Editor Toolbar: in an Assignment Quiz, Page, the course Syllabus, and other areas. These videos include a transcript and English captioning, plus citations in MLA, APA or Chicago Style formats. When you […]

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    Respondus 4.0 (Quiz builder)

    Respondus 4.0 is authoring software that allows instructors to Import specially-formatted Microsoft Word or Rich Text files into Canvas and automatically create online exams. Instructors can also pull test questions from their textbook publisher (with 1-2 days notice to the publisher) and download hundreds of publisher-created questions into Canvas. You can check whether your textbook is listed. […]

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    Campus Pack (Blogs, Journals, Wikis, Podcasts)

    DU has a license for the Campus Pack suite of tools that were also available in Blackboard. Users may be most interested in the blog tool, since there is no dedicated blog tool built in to Canvas. If you are deploying these tools as graded assignments, you may follow the instructions listed on the Campus […]

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    Respondus Lockdown Browser

    Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Students: the first time you take a quiz that requires this, you will be directed to a link to download the […]

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