Want to add some pizzazz to your Canvas Dashboard? Use Canva with Canvas! Canva is a free graphic design site for those of us who aren’t graphic designers.
To see a video explaining how to use Canva to jazz up Canvas, go to the next slide by clicking either arrow adjacent to this text box.
Note that you can use these images made in Canva for more than just the Canvas Dashboard Cards. You could easily embed these Canva images in your pages, assignments and announcements using the Rich Content Editor.
We are able to embed most web pages into Canvas. There are exceptions to this that we’ll run across. For instance, Adobe Spark Pages will not embed. (However, there is a workaround for that as we’ve added the Adobe Spark LTI to Canvas). In time, we will discover other websites that do not work. Whether it is embeddable or not is in the control of the web-designer. However, the steps shown below in the video will work for the vast majority of websites.
The iframe editor that I used in the video below is here.
Why embed the website? Sometimes it is just easier for all parties involved if the material sits right in Canvas. Besides, it looks better than a link.
If a teacher has chosen to use PlagiarsimCheck.org to check for original content in assignments you will see a checkbox in the assignment where you must agree to allow the tool to do its work. PlagiarismCheck accepts all kinds of file formats including Google Docs.
PlagiarismCheck will work only with “Online” submission types and of the four types of online submission types it will only work with “text entry” or “file upload.”
Teachers can deactivate students in their course or remove them from the course entirely. Teachers can move students to different sections of the same course. In any case the students’ work, discussions, and grades are stored safely and can be restored by activating the student or by enrolling the student in the course again.