Video content – don’t Lose it, Re-use it!
Many of you will have created video content during the move to online teaching as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. This content may well be re-usable in the current academic year. If you do want to use some of the videos that you…
Running Low on Canvas Storage?
By default Canvas courses are allocated 750MB of storage capacity, if you are finding that you are approaching the limit on the storage allocation on your Canvas course then there are a few solutions that will avoid the need for increasing it. Large files that…
Top 5 Potential Assessment Set-up Pitfalls
There are a few potential pitfalls that can easily be avoided when setting up assignments and assignment weighting within Canvas. Luckily, we’ve seen a lot of them before and the advice below will make sure you don’t fall into them! 1. Incorrect Assignment Weighting There…
Lifting the Mask of Anonymous Grading
Canvas provides you with the option to enable anonymisation when setting up an assignment.
Canvas For Teaching Assistants
This blog post outlines the main areas of Canvas that a Teaching Assistant at Queens University should be comfortable with in order to carry out their role. There are videos and images throughout each section giving a visual overview or a walk-through of the items…
Issues with Student Access to MS Stream Videos
MS Stream Potential Issues There are 2 potential issues to highlight in this post Due to some restrictions on Apple iOS mobile devices, videos embedded from MS Stream may not display correctly when accessing the video content via the Canvas Student App or Safari browser….
Canvas For Support Staff
Who is This Information For? This post is designed to be an easily digestible starting point for administrative and support staff who may need to help manage Canvas access and resources for their school. You may not be required to do all of the things…
Microsoft Teams v Canvas Conferences (BigBlueButton)
If you are looking for a tool to run a live online class at QUB then chances are you are choosing between Microsoft (MS) Teams and the BigBlueButton (BBB) integration available in Canvas Conferences. Below are the key facts that will inform your decision. Similarities…
Building Good Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
This blog post aims to consider how multiple choice questions can be used to effectively assess learning outcomes and to provide useful and actionable feedback to students who sit the assessment. To consider what a good MCQ looks like we need to think about each…
Using objective tests (MCQs) for feedback in Canvas
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and other such objective test questions are often thought of as a method of testing learners knowledge or, if well constructed, other higher level cognitive abilities (see our blog on writing good MCQs). In this blog post we will consider the…
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