Resources

Comparisons

There are a couple of options for working with offline files with Google Drive and Google shared drives.
You can use a variety of tools for online small group discussions. We have outlined solutions, rated them for the effort required, and identified key considerations.
You can use a variety of tools for online small group discussions. We have outlined solutions, rated them for the effort required, and identified key considerations.
You can use a variety of tools for online small group discussions. We have outlined solutions, rated them for the effort required, and identified key considerations.
Before selecting a tool to host your next webinar, find out what you need to consider.

Experts & Communities

Share ideas with other members of the University community who are interested in using technology for teaching and learning.
Share ideas with other members of the University community who are interested in using technology for teaching and learning.
UMN faculty and instructors, whether you teach online, face-to-face, or something in between, our team can help you choose and use teaching and learning technologies, design or redesign your Canvas course site, create
UMN faculty and instructors, whether you teach online, face-to-face, or something in between, our team can help you choose and use teaching and learning technologies, design or redesign your Canvas course site, create
The CEI collaborates across the University to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.
The CEI collaborates across the University to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.
LATIS consultatively supports researchers in the design, data collection, and analysis of surveys and experiments in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and arts.
OMS is the business owner of Qualtrics for the University and has a team of experts available to help bridge the gap between do-it-yourself and advanced level questionnaire design and survey programming.
Nearly 8,000 students, faculty, and staff at the University of Minnesota are using Qualtrics for their projects.
Participate in discussions and events with faculty, students, and staff who wish to integrate video technology into their work.
Participate in discussions and events with faculty, students, and staff who wish to integrate video technology into their work.
Participate in discussions and events with faculty, students, and staff who wish to integrate video technology into their work.
Surveys at the University of Minnesota are governed by the University Survey Advisory Team (U-SAT).

Good Practices

To create an accessible Canvas quiz, the best advice is to follow general best practices for content accessibility in the Rich Content Editor. Some of the items that are relevant to quizzes are:
To create an accessible Canvas quiz, the best advice is to follow general best practices for content accessibility in the Rich Content Editor. Some of the items that are relevant to quizzes are:
Take a strategic approach to create a course community that helps students work together and learn from each other.
Take a strategic approach to create a course community that helps students work together and learn from each other.
Instructors can create course sites that are both usable and accessible to the widest range of students possible by organizing their course site with a landing page, modules, and a limited menu, plus following other
Instructors can create course sites that are both usable and accessible to the widest range of students possible by organizing their course site with a landing page, modules, and a limited menu, plus following other
Challenge There are multiple ways in Canvas to notify your student of course expectations, due dates, discussions, or disruptions that impact them.
Challenge There are multiple ways in Canvas to notify your student of course expectations, due dates, discussions, or disruptions that impact them.
Challenge Working in small groups on activities and assignments can be beneficial even for "routine" tasks, as students have the opportunity to learn from and help one another.
Challenge Working in small groups on activities and assignments can be beneficial even for "routine" tasks, as students have the opportunity to learn from and help one another.
Conduct a successful survey by learning how to ensure security and confidentiality, craft email invitations, and achieve higher response rates.
Online assessments may be used to support instructional goals, even if your primary course format isn’t fully online.
Online assessments may be used to support instructional goals, even if your primary course format isn’t fully online.
If your course typically has timed, in-person, proctored exams, there are a number of options to consider if you wish to use online proctoring tools.
If your course typically has timed, in-person, proctored exams, there are a number of options to consider if you wish to use online proctoring tools.
Instructors often use classroom discussions to promote sharing and ideas about a subject matter. Sometimes, discussions can become rote and tedious, or engage only one or a few students and the instructor.
Instructors often use classroom discussions to promote sharing and ideas about a subject matter. Sometimes, discussions can become rote and tedious, or engage only one or a few students and the instructor.
Design Exam to Be Open-Book Use the Canvas Quiz tool to create a timed exam that can be done open-book or in collaboration with others.
Design Exam to Be Open-Book Use the Canvas Quiz tool to create a timed exam that can be done open-book or in collaboration with others.
Conducting Remotely University policy allows for remote participation on doctoral preliminary & final oral examinations, and provides i
Conducting Remotely University policy allows for remote participation on doctoral preliminary & final oral examinations, and provides i
Instructors often spend a majority of classroom time on lectures, leaving little time for other learning opportunities such as group discussion. Capturing content is one method to address this challenge.
Instructors often spend a majority of classroom time on lectures, leaving little time for other learning opportunities such as group discussion. Capturing content is one method to address this challenge.
Identify Instructional Needs For online presentation assessments, there are many options students can use to create a presentation and submit it to Canvas. NOTE: Assess only the key course outcomes.
Identify Instructional Needs For online presentation assessments, there are many options students can use to create a presentation and submit it to Canvas. NOTE: Assess only the key course outcomes.
If you plan to use online exams with Proctorio settings to assess and evaluate student learning, please be aware that the Proctorio tool may cause problems for international users.
If you plan to use online exams with Proctorio settings to assess and evaluate student learning, please be aware that the Proctorio tool may cause problems for international users.
Challenge Creating videos for courses is time intensive and the process of creating, publishing and sharing your media with students can be overwhelming.
Challenge Creating videos for courses is time intensive and the process of creating, publishing and sharing your media with students can be overwhelming.
Create a Balanced Assessment Plan To support your larger summative assessments, include smaller assignments that will also assess the key learning outcomes.
Create a Balanced Assessment Plan To support your larger summative assessments, include smaller assignments that will also assess the key learning outcomes.
Identify Instructional Needs If your students are performing a practical or applied assessment, use your instructional goals to help identify an appropriate solution.
Identify Instructional Needs If your students are performing a practical or applied assessment, use your instructional goals to help identify an appropriate solution.
Preparation is key to producing effective instructional videos. Get tips for preparing what you will present, as well as for being on camera. 
Challenge Whether you’re recording audio-only or recording a video, good quality audio is paramount.
Learn how to correctly analyze survey data so results can be used to accurately inform decisions.
See how to design a high-quality survey by understanding when to use specific question types, how to write questions, and how to format and organize the survey.
Learn how to establish survey objectives, methods, institutional review and approval, and sampling to create a successful project.
Create a Balanced Assessment Plan As you create an assessment plan that includes both formative and summative assessments, consider how you are sequencing assessments, and where students will receive feedbac
Create a Balanced Assessment Plan As you create an assessment plan that includes both formative and summative assessments, consider how you are sequencing assessments, and where students will receive feedbac
Challenge When using pre-assigned breakout rooms, specific guidelines must be followed to ensure students are routed to their designated Zoom breakout rooms.
Challenge Using Zoom to meet with your students in real-time offers continuity and an opportunity to stay connected.

How-Tos

When videos are uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas or in MediaSpace, they are automatically captioned using automatic speech recognition (ASR). 
Issue: You are trying to install a software package that will allow you to get different outputs for your data in STATA 16 and the installation fails.
This article contains instructions on how to access the AppsToGo demo Apps and demo Desktop.
Before using Apps and Desktops through AppsToGo to complete coursework, be sure you understand the following considerations to successfully use Apps for assignment completion.
When you use AppsToGo, you have many choices of where to save (or print) your work. These instructions will guide you through how to turn off the ability to save files to your computer's local hard drive.
This resource communicates known issues with using AppsToGo and directs you where to report new issues.
Description Applications are available via the apps.umn.edu site to allow for anywhere, anytime access.
This article describes how to log in to AppsToGo and access Apps after you have completed Step 1: Install Citrix Workspace (formerly Receiver) and Step 2: Link Your Google Drive in th
This article is for users who use the Citrix Workspace (formerly, Citrix Receiver) application on their computer to access AppsToGo.  
You will need to register your Google Drive before accessing AppsToGo. This registration is done via a service called Kumo.
You will need to register your Google Drive before accessing AppsToGo. This registration is done via a service called Kumo.
The first page you see after logging on to AppsToGo is your Favorites. All apps that you have access to show up in your Favorites by default.
All students who can access the CSE computer labs automatically have access to the following Apps:
Security By default, AppsToGo is designed to be secure and is password protected. It is recommended to save your work files to Google Drive or network-attached drive.
This article covers how to enable the Chrome web browser to automatically open Citrix workspace on a Windows or Mac machine. For information about using Citrix Workspace on other types of devices, see
AppsToGo provides a portal for users of Windows (mobile, phone, desktop), Mac (iPad/iPhone and OSX), and Android to connect to a collection of virtual Apps.
This article gives some tips for those using AppsToGo in Ubuntu 20.04 with Firefox at apps.umn.edu. It may be useful for other Linux variations. Users may need to do two things after installing Citrix Workspace.
AppsToGo is a client virtualization service that allows you to use certain discipline-specific software (Apps) on your desktop, laptop or mobile device.
All AppsToGo apps and desktops run from a virtual server. The virtual server looks like a real computer, but the drives don't save data.
This article is intended for migrating large amounts of data from Google Drive into Box Secure Storage using the Box web interface.
This article is intended for migrating large amounts of data from Google Drive into Box Secure Storage using the Box web interface.
If you are looking for a way to add an important link to the Canvas course menu the Redirect Tool is the app to use.
Students: If an instructor has required you use Respondus LockDown Browser for added security when taking a quiz, you must download and install Respondus LockDown Browser before you can start the test
Students: You may be asked to use an iClicker remote for a course.
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to upload media files as well as to create webcam recordings. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed from phones, tablets, and computers.
This article is an overview for students to help you find and complete course work in Canvas. It covers the following topics:
The following links are a starting point for you to use when having issues with the Respondus LockDown Browser. If issues persist, please contact Canvas Support. 
Instructors give various kinds of feedback on assignments, quizzes and graded discussions in Canvas. Students can access this information through Grades in the course navigation menu for each course.
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents, and videos. You can view a VoiceThread, comment on a VoiceThread, or create and submit your own VoiceThread slideshow.
This information was gathered during a Canvas Investigation meeting attended by academic technologists held in March 2019.
The University switched to using Canvas from Moodle as its LMS software in Fall 2019.
There is a Canvas feature that allows you to check your content for accessibility.
You can use the Validate Links in Content tool to search all your content for any remaining broken links.
A Moodle question bank hierarchy can contain several levels of subfolders (called Categories in Moodle).
Some assignment and forum settings do not transfer to Canvas well or at all. It will be helpful to identify those things in advance so you are sure to make the needed changes in Canvas.
All forum types automatically transition to the standard Canvas Discussion within the imported course file. If a forum is graded, the forum grade will transition correctly. However, most other settings are lost.
Many gradebook settings will not transfer to Canvas so once your course has been transferred, you will need to adjust settings manually to align with Moodle.
Once you have noted all the scales used in your course, note the description of each so you can recreate them in Canvas.
To keep your original Moodle course site in tact, request a copy to use for the transition to Canvas.
Assignments generally transition smoothly from Moodle because the settings in Canvas are fairly similar in scope. There are some items you need to do or check.
Discussions in Canvas are very simple and straight-forward, so there is not much you can do to align them to their Moodle counterparts. There are some items you need to do:
As in Moodle, there are a variety of options for Quizzes in Canvas. Some of the Moodle options transition well, others don't. Review the options in Canvas to be sure the quiz is functioning as intended.
At this point in your transition to Canvas, the grading structure for your course should be close to the structure you had in Moodle.
The grading system in Canvas is much simpler than in Moodle. While this makes it easier to setup from scratch, it makes it more difficult to mimic a complex Moodle gradebook. This article covers:
  Description of issue Assignments with due dates that are using the TurnItIn external tool generate an error when copied into new course sites.  Instructors that click on the assignment in the new c
You can associate a date with a Canvas page so that it shows up in a student's To Do list, Syllabus, and Calendar, just as Assignments do.
This article is intended for instructors/staff looking to add the Kaltura My Media and/or Media Gallery tabs to their Canvas course menus.
Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students Media Galleries are areas to post, view, and search Kaltura videos related to specific courses in Canvas.
NameCoach is a user-recorded name pronunciation tool available in Canvas. The University is dedicated to providing a welcoming atmosphere and empowering individuals within its community.
You can update your Canvas profile to include your personal pronouns. Once you do, they will appear next to your name in a variety of locations throughout Canvas. 
You can add a rubric to an assignment that uses standard submission types and External Tools such as Turnitin.
For most courses, you will want to use the University of Minnesota Letter Grade Scheme which is the approved undergraduate grading scheme for the University.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Student membership in groups can be changed during a semester, but it can affect your gradebook in unexpected ways.
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to upload video files as well as to create webcam recordings.
You can manage course and section enrollments in a single course site using the Canvas cross-list (merge) function. When to Cross-list Cross-listing is helpful when:
There are a few different ways you can organize your course content in Canvas. This article covers the benefits and limitations to organizing your course by Pages and by Modules. 
Using an early-term student survey is an effective way to make timely changes to your course.
If you need to edit a question in Canvas, you have to edit both the question as it is in a quiz and in its Question Bank. If the question is used in multiple quizzes, you will have to fix it in each quiz.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser which ensures a student's desktop can only access a Canvas Quiz.
The Roll Call Attendance tool is an external app (LTI) that instructors can use in Canvas to keep track of student course attendance electronically. This tool can be used for online or face-to-face courses. 
You may see the following error while trying to access Kaltura via your Canvas course site:
Library Course Pages (LCPs) are dynamically created for all courses at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Rochester campuses.
As an instructor or course designer, you will sometimes want to view and test a course site from the student's perspective. You may want to know:
Many instructors wish to share content and activities from their class sites with colleagues.
Canvas uses a 'running total' method of scores for a current Total score. Only activities with scores are included in the Total score.
If the student has not started the exam If you use Canvas' Moderate Quiz to extend the time before
You can find your course sites on your Canvas Dashboard by going through MyU or directly to canvas.umn.edu.
Flipgrid is a cloud-based, video student engagement and assessment tool that integrates with Canvas.
The Cengage Learning tool allows instructors to efficiently incorporate activities from Cengage alongside their own content in Canvas and to select whether the grade for a graded item will automatically flow into the
VitalSource Bookshelf provides all students in a course with access to an eTextbook on or before the first day of class.
Group assignments offer the ability to grade groups of students, which typically saves time over grading individual students; this can be a real benefit to you and TAs alike.
The Zoom for Canvas Integration allows you to start and join Zoom meetings from within Canvas. This article is for UMN faculty and staff who would like to use Zoom together with Canvas.
Student Rating of Teaching is an option in Canvas courses that allows students to access current online evaluations for their courses.
Each semester, empty academic course sites are automatically generated for all active PeopleSoft sections for every course.
You can import scores to your Canvas gradebook from paper exams taken in class if you:
The Respondus 4.0 Campus-wide application is used to publish quizzes in your Canvas course.
Some Moodle activities and resources transition to Canvas well, some transition with work, and some do not transition. For those that do not transition, you will need to find a new approach.
You can use and customize the sample letter text below to inform your students you will be using Canvas.
Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students Media Galleries are areas to post, view, and search Kaltura videos related to specific courses in Canvas.
The following information was gathered by University Academic Technologists in October 2019.  It only applies to the current quiz tool in Canvas.  New Quizzes is currently being developed by Canvas and ma
Sections in Canvas help subdivide students within a course and offer section-specific options such as
As of January 4, 2021, Canvas features a new Rich Content Editor (RCE). The RCE is where you format text and embed media when creating:
Instructors are not able to manually enroll or directly add students into Canvas course sites connected to PeopleSoft.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, and assignments directly within Canvas.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, and assignments directly within Canvas.
iClicker is an audience polling tool that lets instructors ask students questions during class and display their responses almost immediately.
Before you can successfully submit your course grades to Faculty Center/PeopleSoft, there are some preliminary steps to prepare the final grades. This article covers: 
By default, students are enabled to create their own groups. 
Most items created in your Canvas course (files, assignments, pages, modules, etc.) must be published before they are visible to students.
Course Site Types Academic Training Hub
During a course site import, all group Assignments and Discussions will be assigned to a single group set called Project Groups.
When you import a Canvas course into another Canvas course shell, announcement posting dates do not update even if you shifted the course dates during the import process.
Everyone enrolled in a Canvas course site must be assigned a role. Each role has an associated set of permissions that give the user appropriate levels of access to Canvas functions in that site.
These tips and trick were gathered at a Canvas Investigation meeting of academic technologists in April 2019 and compiled by Annika Moe.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
There is a whole host of course level settings you can choose. Check with your college to see if the template you used already has recommended course settings built into it.
You can change your Display Name in your Canvas account settings so your preferred name appears in discussions, messages, and comments.
Use Google apps for your content, link it in your course site, and update with one click!
Note: This information relates to the current Canvas Quiz tool, not New Quizzes, which is currently available but not yet standard Canvas functionality.
Use this comprehensive checklist to get your course site ready for your students.  Words of caution before you proceed.
These University policies govern student records in relation to Canvas use:
There are a few options for displaying your Course Syllabus for students; this chart provides the options and the positive and negative implications of each option.
The most common issue people experience when using Google Drive in Canvas is an authorization error or authentication failure.
The most common issue people experience when using Google Drive in Canvas is an authorization error or authentication failure.
This article covers some common issues with managing what grades students can or cannot see in the gradebook:
What is TurningPoint? TurningPoint is an engagement and assessment solution that supports student interaction and participation in real-time using a clicker or mobile device.
Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks student writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying.
When you make a group within a Canvas course, Canvas automatically generates a group workspace. Only course instructors and group members can access the space.
When instructors make a new quiz by clicking the +Quiz button on the Quizzes page, a window will appear prompting instructors to select either Classic Quizzes or New Quizzes.
Courses and sections work together in Canvas. The Course is where students:
The My Media area in Canvas gives you direct access to your personal Kaltura media collection, both private (unpublished) and published content.
When creating a course site from scratch, or transitioning an existing Moodle site to Canvas, using a template can be a good way to get a course site up and running quickly and efficiently.
Instead of using generic group names with numbers or letters, use a naming convention with your course's unique course code, an abbreviation or some other easily distinguished group name.
The Final Grade Override option allows instructors to enter a final grade for students that is different from the grade Canvas automatically calculates in the Gradebook.
This article provides detailed instructions for:
When submitting grades to PeopleSoft through Faculty Center, grades of 'F' or 'N' must include a last date of participation. Please see
Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Designers, and eligible collegiate academic technologists can use the Section Enrollment (BETA) tool to add students already enrolled in an academic course site to manua
There is a new external tool in Canvas that can be used to add students to manually created sections in a Canvas course site.
The Universal Design Online [content] Inspection Tool (UDOIT) helps faculty discover and repair accessibility issues in their online Canvas courses. This article covers:
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to upload video files as well as to create webcam recordings. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed on phones, tablets, and computers.
A Media Gallery appears in each Canvas Course, unless hidden by the instructor. See additional resources about how an instructor can restore a hidden Media Gallery.
As an instructor, you should assume your students will be accessing their course sites using the Canvas Student Mobile App. You should review your course site using the student app to see how it looks to them. 
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents, and videos. It allows people to navigate between slides and leave audio, video, or text comments on each slide.
The Canvas Gradebook has Grade Posting Policy settings at both the course and assignment level as a way to control when students see graded work:
Using RATE with Canvas (for Instructors) Adding an assignment
Compare the features of Zoom (umn.zoom.us) and Google Hangouts Meet (
This article covers how to add a Module List block using Design Tools. A Module List block creates a listing of course modules with links to each module that students can access from the course homepage.
This article covers how to add a Teacher & TA Details block to a course homepage using Design Tools.
This article covers how to change the order of various content blocks on a homepage page built with Design Tools.
This article covers how to customize a Design Tools homepage template.
This article covers how to choose a Design Tools homepage template to use in your course site.
This article shows how to make a page designed with Design Tools be the homepage in a Canvas course site.
This article covers how to prepare an image for use in a Design Tools homepage template.
The Due Date Modifier gives you a central location to change all assignment, quiz, and discussion due dates for a new semester. You can also set Available From and Until dates for all of these activities. 
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
You can easily embed YouTube videos into your content. All of the video playback controls will be available.
You can easily embed YouTube videos into your content. All of the video playback controls will be available.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
Managing file paths for Google shared drives files and folders On May 31, 2019, Google is changing the name of Team Drives to Shared drives.
Managing file paths for Google shared drives files and folders On May 31, 2019, Google is changing the name of Team Drives to Shared drives.
Description Here's how to ensure video and audio connectivity in Google Hangouts using the Mac Mini and Logitech BCC950 "eye stalk" webcam in the 202 Johnston Hall conference room.
Before you leave If you invited someone to participate in the Google video call by calling their telephone, their participation in the video call is tied to yours.
The University of Minnesota's instance of Google Hangouts does not have a record feature.
Any Google video call (Hangout) will be restricted to the UMN domain by default, limiting the call initially to the participants from your domain. Here are three workarounds:
Google Hangouts is a web meeting service available to most people at the University of Minnesota. Google Hangouts Chat is a chat application similar to Slack or HipChat.
Audience: Kaltura MediaSpace users wishing to share content with others. Not all user accounts at the University of Minnesota are present in Kaltura MediaSpace.
Audience: Kaltura MediaSpace users wishing to share content with others. Not all user accounts at the University of Minnesota are present in Kaltura MediaSpace.
Media owners and co-editors have the ability to download their own media files to any device. They also can decide what media files can be downloaded by others who have access to the videos.
Media owners and co-editors have the ability to download their own media files to any device. They also can decide what media files can be downloaded by others who have access to the videos.
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, and outreach purposes.
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, and outreach purposes.
Kaltura MediaSpace allows you to create Channels, which are collections of related media/videos. Use channels to:
Kaltura MediaSpace allows you to create Channels, which are collections of related media/videos. Use channels to:
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to create webcam recordings, upload video files, and share videos with others. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed on phones, tablets, and computers.
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to create webcam recordings, upload video files, and share videos with others. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed on phones, tablets, and computers.
As of February 2018, videos uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas or MediaSpace receive closed captions using automatic speech recognition (ASR).
Videos are presumed to be in English and captions are processed based on the audio track.
Various groups at the University occasionally ask for a way to charge for access to video content. There are many ways to do this, but not many ways to do it that are centrally supported at the University.
Use this page to find topics related to managing closed captions on your videos using Kaltura in Canvas and MediaSpace.
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, collaboration, and outreach at the University of Minnesota.
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, and outreach purposes. This cloud-based system automatically optimizes video files for viewing on any device.
When videos are uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas and MediaSpace, they are automatically captioned. This is done through the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR), which scans the audio track for spoken English.
Audience: Kaltura users wishing to connect from Kaltura to a video in YouTube.
Audience: Kaltura users wishing to connect from Kaltura to a video in YouTube.
Each video uploaded to Kaltura through Canvas has an owner. As the media owner, use video permissions to determine individual levels of access to videos for collaboration.
In Kaltura, professional captioning is an optional service. It is billed to the next minute and costs $100 per hour of content in English.
When videos are uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas and MediaSpace, they are automatically captioned.
Content originally housed in Media Mill was copied into Kaltura in early 2019 as part of the
This article addresses troubleshooting issues with uploading recordings and recording the desired source with KalturaCapture. In this article:
This article is for owners and co-editors of media in Kaltura.
When videos are uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas, they are automatically captioned by using automatic speech recognition (ASR).
Use this article to learn more about Kaltura Analytics, which allows media owners and collaborators to better understand ho
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, collaboration, and outreach at the University of Minnesota. You can use Kaltura MediaSpace to:
When moving Moodle questions and question banks to the Canvas LMS the images that are part of the question are often not included during the transfer.  This has happened with .csv files and importing the Moodle .ims f
Screencast-O-Matic is available to all University of Minnesota faculty and staff, and to students EXCEPT those students who have 
AppsToGo is an online service that can be used to run SQL Developer. With AppsToGo, no installation of SQL Developer is required.
Using Elevator with Canvas (for Instructors) Setup Elevator will need to be enabled within your Canvas course site before you can begin using it.
Google Hangouts Meet may be a good option for alternative instruction. However, there are a few technical considerations to be aware of when evaluating Google Hangouts Meet.
The availability of new communication and collaboration tools have changed how we work together and communicate.
YouTube is not part of the University of Minnesota Google Core Apps Suite. This means:
YouTube is not part of the University of Minnesota Google Core Apps Suite. This means:
You can use a 3rd Party Audio Conference such as
When entering into a contract with Zoom, the University's Office of Information Technology ensured full review of the contract terms and conditions and Zoom's privacy policy.
You can share privileges with other people in your Zoom events.  This is helpful because it lets you focus on presenting, while someone else manages administrative tasks such as muting participants or managing the rec
You can sign up for free Live Remote Training Sessions facilitated by Zoom Trainers. 
This article assumes you are already in a meeting, having called using the Zoom app for Android or iOS.
This one-page guide provides some tips to get the most out of your Zoom meeting experience.
If your screen looks completely black during a screen share, it could be caused by your computer's Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) automatically switching graphics cards.
You can change the language displayed by Zoom on your Zoom client and the Zoom website.  The following languages are supported for Zoom clients:
There are multiple video layout options available for you as a host, co-host, and participant in Zoom. Layout Options There are 4 video layout options in Zoom:
Zoom provides several ways for meeting hosts to set up audio and for participants to join audio. As a host, use this article to inform your meeting setup.
Compare Zoom Meetings and Webinars to decide which tool is best for your needs.  
The HCC, or Health Care Component, is a group of faculty, students, or staff who work closely with private health information and are subject to a Business Associates Agreement (BAA) with Zoom to ensure HIPAA complian
A basic version of Zoom is available for free.  However, the University of Minnesota's version of Zoom lets users take advantage of several additional features.
As a meeting host, you can split meeting participants into breakout rooms when scheduling the meeting.
You can create or add a passcode to meetings in order to protect your Zoom meeting or webinar from disruption.  There are three common ways to create a Zoom meeting:
Use this feature if you want to let someone else host a meeting or webinar that you have scheduled. This may be helpful if you are out of the office or late to your meeting or webinar.
You do not need a webcam in order to join a Zoom meeting or webinar.  Without a webcam, you will not be able to transmit video.  Things you will be able to do include:
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and personally identifying information.
If you have a desktop computer, a laptop, or a mobile device (either Android or iOS), it is likely that you are already equipped to take full advantage of Zoom's features.  
This article details known error messages and their fixes.  If you receive an error that is not listed here, consult the
As a meeting host, you can view or download a roster of meeting participants.
There are two Zoom account types at the University of Minnesota:  
Zoom can change the way you teach and interact with learners, by giving you the ability to hold online office hours with learners anywhere in the world on a one-time or recurring basis.
Host controls allow you as the host or co-host to control various aspects of the Zoom Meeting or Webinar, such as managing the participants. Host controls include but are not limited to:
The host key is a 6-digit PIN tied to your Zoom account. It is not meeting-specific.  You can use your host key to claim host privileges in the following circumstances:
You can use a landline or mobile phone to join or host a Zoom meeting via audio conferencing. This is useful when:
Zoom has international dial-in numbers available for an extensive and growing list of countries throughout the world.  Participants from abroad can join UMN-hosted Zoom meetings or webinars via telephone if they canno
Once you have started or joined a Zoom meeting using your iPhone or iPad, follow the steps below to connect to the meeting audio.
You can use the Zoom mobile app to share your entire screen on an iPhone or iPad (as long as you are running
Intended Audience: Students or any user from the University of Minnesota joining Zoom meetings as a Participant or Attendee.
Video It is a good idea to test your video in Zoom before a meeting or webinar.  You can do that either manually or via a test meeting.
You can use Zoom on a computer through a web browser.  This lets you use some of Zoom's features without downloading plug-ins or software.  However, the web client has limited features.  
University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, departmental, and sponsored accounts who are not in the
You can log in to Zoom from multiple places depending on your needs. For the most seamless meeting experience, always make sure you log into Zoom.
The University of Minnesota's Zoom web conferencing includes a feature that uses automatic transcription to turn the spoken word into text, in real-time.
Breakout Rooms allow you to seamlessly split your Zoom meeting into separate sessions for small group discussion, and then bring those sessions back together to resume the large group meeting.  As the meeting host, yo
The Meeting Settings page in your
As a host or co-host, you can mute all of the participants in the meeting. 
Your Profile page in your
If your camera is not showing up in the Zoom Settings, or if it is selected and not showing any video, these general tips can help.
Zoom offers optimized screen sharing of a full screen video clip.  This setting increases the frame rate of the screen share while playing the clip, so that the playback appears more smooth for remote participants.  T
Your Personal Meeting Room is the virtual meeting room that is permanently reserved for you.  You can start an instant meeting there at any time, or schedule it for future use.  
The polling feature for meetings and webinars allows you to ask multiple choice polling questions.
If you are hosting a webinar and want attendees to take a survey or be taken to a specific webpage afterward, you can create a survey from within the Zoom Portal, or you can share a survey you create on another platfo
If you're hosting a Zoom Video Webinar, these steps will help you create the best experience for your panelists, co-ho
As a tool, Zoom is HIPAA-compliant; but your responsible usage is the most important factor i
As a Zoom host, you can record your meeting or webinar.
If your camera is displaying upside down or sideways in Zoom on your Windows PC, you can rotate the camera in your settings until it is oriented correctly.
Becoming comfortable with Zoom's scheduling and invitation features will help you host successful meetings. This article covers:
You can allow someone else to schedule meetings and webinars on your behalf in Zoom.
Zoom offers step-by-step instructions for using Microsoft Powerpoint presentations with screen sharing in their
Follow the recommendations below to keep your Zoom Meetings secure and free from disruption.
You can set a playback range for a Zoom cloud recording that you share with other
You can use Zoom to share your desktop, window, or application with meeting attendees.
If you want other meeting attendees to see what you are working on, you can share your screen by clicking on the Share button in the Zoom toolbar.
Hosts using the Zoom Client for Meetings desktop application can allow mul
You can sign up for the following Zoom trainings through
You can start an instant meeting for screen share (no video) or an audio-only meeting from the
Synchronous class sessions, in which everyone logs in to a web conferencing system at a pre-scheduled time, are one way to create engagement and foster community in your fully online courses.
There are two options to test your video in Zoom prior to a meeting or webinar:
If you are hearing feedback or echoes in your meeting, that means there is a device in the meeting that is channeling your audio back.
Zoom is the University of Minnesota's preferred platform for virtual meetings, remote collaboration, and video conferencing. 
Remote Online Notary (RON) requires additional steps to be valid for MN statutes.
You can use the Call-Out feature in a Zoom meeting or Webinar to dial yourself or someone else to join the audio by telephone. Please Note:
The dual-monitor display feature allows you to see the video on one monitor and the screen share on another monitor simultaneously.  
If the video area on your Lenovo laptop looks like a grey box with a crossed-out camera icon, try these troubleshooting steps. 
The Waiting Room feature in Zoom allows the meeting host to control when a participant joins the meeting. Waiting rooms have additional customization features available in the Zoom Portal.
You can watch recordings o
Zoom offers an extensive coll
The Zoom for Google Calendar add-on allows you to schedule and join meetings directly from a Google Calendar event.

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Sound can make or break a multimedia production, whether it’s an audio slideshow, a documentary video or an interactive narrative. 
Article from Geekazine on some simple tips that help with making video conferencing of all types a more pleasant experience for everyone.
Helpful points on making a better live recording.
Content chunking, for instructional design, is the strategy of breaking up content into shorter, bite-size pieces that are more manageable and easier to remember.
Content chunking, for instructional design, is the strategy of breaking up content into shorter, bite-size pieces that are more manageable and easier to remember.
Good audio is critical to your elearning success.  You might be a great instructional designer and create the most engaging courses possible.  But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not ve
In a recent study, researchers identified the design factors that were most valued by participants in terms of promoting an engaging online learning experience.
In a recent study, researchers identified the design factors that were most valued by participants in terms of promoting an engaging online learning experience.
The best discussions keep everyone active, either by sharing or thinking. Even those students who rarely, if ever, contribute can still participate in other ways.
The best discussions keep everyone active, either by sharing or thinking. Even those students who rarely, if ever, contribute can still participate in other ways.
This presentation will introduce a rubric-based method of auditing online courses for their maturity on three dimensions of development. 
This presentation will introduce a rubric-based method of auditing online courses for their maturity on three dimensions of development. 
This guide consists of introductory comments, worksheets, and action questions in each of the three major phases of Integrated Course Design.
CurrentlyThere are two ways that students are added to a Canvas course site today: (1) automatically, based on the student’s class registration in Peoplesoft, or (2) man
CurrentlyThere are two ways that students are added to a Canvas course site today: (1) automatically, based on the student’s class registration in Peoplesoft, or (2) man
The Canvas Community is a place where you can ask and answer questions as well as search to find answers to previously asked questions.
The Canvas Community is a place where you can ask and answer questions as well as search to find answers to previously asked questions.
Good audio is an essential component for a good meeting.
Building branched scenarios with your rapid elearning tools is actually pretty easy to do.  These tutorials shows you how to do so.
Building branched scenarios with your rapid elearning tools is actually pretty easy to do.  These tutorials shows you how to do so.
You can create collaborations within your groups using Google Docs.
You can create collaborations within your groups using Google Docs.
You can see the current groups where you are enrolled using the Global Navigation Menu.
You can see the current groups where you are enrolled using the Global Navigation Menu.
Your instructors may want to create groups within a course but still allow you to form your own group. Joining students groups are easy in Canvas.  
Your instructors may want to create groups within a course but still allow you to form your own group. Joining students groups are easy in Canvas.  
If you are able to join a group in your course, you can leave the group a
If you are able to join a group in your course, you can leave the group a
As a student group leader, you can help manage a group in a course. Group leaders are assigned automatically or manually by your instructor.
As a student group leader, you can help manage a group in a course. Group leaders are assigned automatically or manually by your instructor.
You can create collaborations within your groups using Google Drive.
You can create collaborations within your groups using Google Drive.
You can share files with members of your group. Note: All files added to the group will be accessible to all group members.
You can share files with members of your group. Note: All files added to the group will be accessible to all group members.
Canvas Guides is the online documentation site for students, instructors, instructional designers, parents, and learning management system (LMS) admins.
Canvas Guides is the online documentation site for students, instructors, instructional designers, parents, and learning management system (LMS) admins.
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You can add a grading scheme to an assignment. You can use search for grading schemes created by your institution or you can create a new grading scheme.
You can add a grading scheme to an assignment. You can use search for grading schemes created by your institution or you can create a new grading scheme.
Group sets house the different groups within a course. Once you have created a group set, you can manually create groups in the set or automatically create groups in the set.
Group sets house the different groups within a course. Once you have created a group set, you can manually create groups in the set or automatically create groups in the set.
Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course.
Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course.
You can add a personal reminder to your own Calendar for an upcoming event. 
You can add a personal reminder to your own Calendar for an upcoming event. 
If you want to create the same event multiple times for a course, you can create a recurring event. Recurring (or repeating) events creates multiple copies of the event every day, week, or month.
If you want to create the same event multiple times for a course, you can create a recurring event. Recurring (or repeating) events creates multiple copies of the event every day, week, or month.
If you cannot find a rubric you want to use in your Canvas course, you can create a new rubric. Once you create a rubric, the rubric is saved in your course for future use.
If you cannot find a rubric you want to use in your Canvas course, you can create a new rubric. Once you create a rubric, the rubric is saved in your course for future use.
You can add a rubric to a graded Canvas discussion to help students understand expectations for the discussion and how you intend to score their replies.
You can add a rubric to a graded Canvas discussion to help students understand expectations for the discussion and how you intend to score their replies.
You can add a rubric to a Canvas assignment to help students understand expectations for the assignment and how you intend to score their submissions.
You can add a rubric to a Canvas assignment to help students understand expectations for the assignment and how you intend to score their submissions.
You can create appointment groups in the Scheduler. Appointment groups create a block of time where students can meet with you. Students can sign up for appointment times in their own calendars.
You can create appointment groups in the Scheduler. Appointment groups create a block of time where students can meet with you. Students can sign up for appointment times in their own calendars.
When you create an assignment, you can choose to add an external app (LTI tool) as a submission type. External apps must be added in your Canvas course before they can be added to an assignment.
When you create an assignment, you can choose to add an external app (LTI tool) as a submission type. External apps must be added in your Canvas course before they can be added to an assignment.
A Canvas event is a non-graded Canvas activity. Events you create on the Calendar will not appear on the Assignments page or in the Gradebook. But they will show up on the Syllabus page and student calendars.
A Canvas event is a non-graded Canvas activity. Events you create on the Calendar will not appear on the Assignments page or in the Gradebook. But they will show up on the Syllabus page and student calendars.
There are many places where you can find Apps to use in your courses. You can add external apps in the Canvas App Center, the Edu App Center, or through vendor-provided tools.
There are many places where you can find Apps to use in your courses. You can add external apps in the Canvas App Center, the Edu App Center, or through vendor-provided tools.
If your institution allows, you can upload an image to display behind the course card in the Canvas Dashboa
If your institution allows, you can upload an image to display behind the course card in the Canvas Dashboa
When you create a Canvas assignment, you'll add details for the assignment such as the description, file submission types, and point value.
When you create a Canvas assignment, you'll add details for the assignment such as the description, file submission types, and point value.
You can add or edit the amount of points on a given Canvas Assignment.
You can add or edit the amount of points on a given Canvas Assignment.
When you add requirements to a module, students must complete all requirements within one module before moving to the next module.
When you add requirements to a module, students must complete all requirements within one module before moving to the next module.
You can choose to allow students to post replies to individual announcements; you can also close an announcement to comments.
You can choose to allow students to post replies to individual announcements; you can also close an announcement to comments.
If you allow students to reply to announcements, you can also allow students to like replies in an announcement. If an announcement allows liking, users will see a Like icon within each announcement reply.
If you allow students to reply to announcements, you can also allow students to like replies in an announcement. If an announcement allows liking, users will see a Like icon within each announcement reply.
Once you have filtered student enrollments or sections in your Gradebook, you can arrange the Gradebook columns by assignment name, due date, points, and modules. You can also resize and manually arrange columns. 
Once you have filtered student enrollments or sections in your Gradebook, you can arrange the Gradebook columns by assignment name, due date, points, and modules. You can also resize and manually arrange columns. 
You can create a graded discussion for a Canvas course group by using the Group Discussion checkbox.
You can create a graded discussion for a Canvas course group by using the Group Discussion checkbox.
When creating or editing a graded Canvas discussion, you can assign a graded discussion to a specific course section.
When creating or editing a graded Canvas discussion, you can assign a graded discussion to a specific course section.
When creating or editing a graded Canvas discussion, you can assign a graded discussion to a specific student.
When creating or editing a graded Canvas discussion, you can assign a graded discussion to a specific student.
You can assign a student group leader to help manage a group within your course. You can assign group leaders automatically or manually.
You can assign a student group leader to help manage a group within your course. You can assign group leaders automatically or manually.
You can create a group assignment by using the Group Assignment checkbox.
You can create a group assignment by using the Group Assignment checkbox.
When creating or editing an assignment, you can assign an assignment to a specific Canvas course section.
When creating or editing an assignment, you can assign an assignment to a specific Canvas course section.
When creating or editing a Canvas assignment, you can assign an assignment to individual students.
When creating or editing a Canvas assignment, you can assign an assignment to individual students.
When you create a peer review assignment with automatic peer reviews, Canvas will assign peer reviews to students automatically once they have submitted their own assignment.
When you create a peer review assignment with automatic peer reviews, Canvas will assign peer reviews to students automatically once they have submitted their own assignment.
Once you create groups in a group set, you can randomly automatically assign students to those groups.
Once you create groups in a group set, you can randomly automatically assign students to those groups.
In a group set, you can automatically create groups for users to participate in. You can also manually create groups in a group set.
In a group set, you can automatically create groups for users to participate in. You can also manually create groups in a group set.
If you have a lot of files to add to your course, you can bulk upload them.
If you have a lot of files to add to your course, you can bulk upload them.
This document is a simplified glossary for many important terms used in Canvas.
This document is a simplified glossary for many important terms used in Canvas.
You can change your Course Home Page to reflect one of five layout options: the Recent Activity Dashboard, Pages Front Page, the Course Modules, the Assignment List, or the Syllabus.
You can change your Course Home Page to reflect one of five layout options: the Recent Activity Dashboard, Pages Front Page, the Course Modules, the Assignment List, or the Syllabus.
You can change the name of a section by editing your course Settings in Canvas.
You can change the name of a section by editing your course Settings in Canvas.
Sometimes you want to rename a page name. This lesson will show you the steps of how to rename a page name.
Sometimes you want to rename a page name. This lesson will show you the steps of how to rename a page name.
As part of a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, you must specify the settings that are allowed for student submissions.
As part of a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, you must specify the settings that are allowed for student submissions.
Canvas Course Analytics, a new tool that provides course-level insights into students’ engagement and performance, is now available.
Canvas Course Analytics, a new tool that provides course-level insights into students’ engagement and performance, is now available.
You can create an online assignment that embeds a document directly from your Google Drive folder. Accepted assignment types are Google Documents, Spreadsheets, and Slides.
As an instructor, you can create a discussion for your Canvas course. This article outlines a variety of options to choose from to customize a discussion.
As an instructor, you can create a discussion for your Canvas course. This article outlines a variety of options to choose from to customize a discussion.
Folders can be used to organize files in your course, group, or personal files.
Folders can be used to organize files in your course, group, or personal files.
You can start a new collaboration using Google Docs in Canvas. Google Docs allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration, and all users can view and edit a document at the same time.
You can start a new collaboration using Google Docs in Canvas. Google Docs allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration, and all users can view and edit a document at the same time.
You can use Google Drive to create a collaboration with a Google Document, Spreadsheet, or Presentation. You can select individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration.
A group discussion assignment in Canvas creates an identical discussion topic in each group category.
A group discussion assignment in Canvas creates an identical discussion topic in each group category.
You can use Microsoft Office 365 to create a collaboration with a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file. You can select individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration.
You can use Microsoft Office 365 to create a collaboration with a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file. You can select individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration.
As an instructor, you can create a new page to add to your course.
As an instructor, you can create a new page to add to your course.
When creating a Canvas assignment, you can require students to complete a peer review of another student's work.
When creating a Canvas assignment, you can require students to complete a peer review of another student's work.
You can add your own questions to your quizzes in Canvas. You can create various types of quiz questions. Individual questions can also be added to question groups.
You can add your own questions to your quizzes in Canvas. You can create various types of quiz questions. Individual questions can also be added to question groups.
As an instructor, you can enable Turnitin as part of a new Canvas assignment. Turnitin is enabled on a per-assignment basis in Canvas.
As an instructor, you can enable Turnitin as part of a new Canvas assignment. Turnitin is enabled on a per-assignment basis in Canvas.
You can create assignments on the Canvas Assignments page.
You can create assignments on the Canvas Assignments page.
You can create assignment shells from the Canvas Calendar. Assignment shells are placeholders for the assignment until you fill in the assignment details.
You can create assignment shells from the Canvas Calendar. Assignment shells are placeholders for the assignment until you fill in the assignment details.
Columns in the Canvas Gradebook are only created by adding an assignment in Canvas. If you need to create a column in the Gradebook to use for manual grading, you can create a No Submission or On Paper assignment.
Columns in the Canvas Gradebook are only created by adding an assignment in Canvas. If you need to create a column in the Gradebook to use for manual grading, you can create a No Submission or On Paper assignment.
Self sign-up groups allow users to choose the group they want to be in as part of a group set. You can also limit the number of members who can sign up for each group.
Self sign-up groups allow users to choose the group they want to be in as part of a group set. You can also limit the number of members who can sign up for each group.
A paper from The Internal Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning on Creating Effective Collaborative Learning in an Online Environment.
A paper from The Internal Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning on Creating Effective Collaborative Learning in an Online Environment.
You can use the Gradebook to curve grades for an assignment.
You can use the Gradebook to curve grades for an assignment.
In this video you will learn how to customize your course home page.
In this video you will learn how to customize your course home page.
You can set new announcements to post at a certain date and time.
You can set new announcements to post at a certain date and time.
You can delay posting a discussion topic until a specific date by changing a setting in your discussion.
You can delay posting a discussion topic until a specific date by changing a setting in your discussion.
If you are the course instructor or the creator of a collaboration, you can delete the collaboration from Canvas. Deleting the collaboration only removes access to the collaboration in Canvas.
If you are the course instructor or the creator of a collaboration, you can delete the collaboration from Canvas. Deleting the collaboration only removes access to the collaboration in Canvas.
You can delete a section by editing your course Settings in Canvas. You cannot delete a section with users enrolled.
You can delete a section by editing your course Settings in Canvas. You cannot delete a section with users enrolled.
You can delete a discussion or graded discussion from your Canvas course at any time.
You can delete a discussion or graded discussion from your Canvas course at any time.
You can delete a page if you no longer need it in your course.
You can delete a page if you no longer need it in your course.
If you need to remove an announcement from your course, you can easily delete it in Canvas.
If you need to remove an announcement from your course, you can easily delete it in Canvas.
You can delete an assignment from your Canvas course if necessary.
You can delete an assignment from your Canvas course if necessary.
You can disable comments for announcements and have that setting applied to every announcement throughout the entire course. However, you can also choose to close announcements on a per-announcement basis.
You can disable comments for announcements and have that setting applied to every announcement throughout the entire course. However, you can also choose to close announcements on a per-announcement basis.
You can download a single file from any file storage area in Canvas.
You can download a single file from any file storage area in Canvas.
If you want to download all student submissions for an assignment, you can download them from the Gradebook in a bulk download.
If you want to download all student submissions for an assignment, you can download them from the Gradebook in a bulk download.
You can duplicate a discussion in your Canvas course. When a discussion is duplicated, the word Copy is added to the end of the assignment name.
You can duplicate a discussion in your Canvas course. When a discussion is duplicated, the word Copy is added to the end of the assignment name.
You can duplicate a page in your course. When a page is copied, the word Copy is added to the end of the page name.
You can duplicate a page in your course. When a page is copied, the word Copy is added to the end of the page name.
You can duplicate an assignment in your Canvas course. When an assignment is duplicated, the word Copy is added to the end of the assignment name. The copied assignment defaults to an unpublished status.
You can duplicate an assignment in your Canvas course. When an assignment is duplicated, the word Copy is added to the end of the assignment name. The copied assignment defaults to an unpublished status.
You can easily edit a discussion you've already created.
You can easily edit a discussion you've already created.
Once you have created a group set, you can edit it at any time. Editing a group set allows you to change the group set name, create self sign-up groups, and assign a student group leader.
Once you have created a group set, you can edit it at any time. Editing a group set allows you to change the group set name, create self sign-up groups, and assign a student group leader.
As an instructor, after you have created a page for your course, you can edit the page at any time.
As an instructor, after you have created a page for your course, you can edit the page at any time.
After the first time you take roll call, Canvas automatically creates an assignment for Roll Call Attendance and adds a column to the Gradebook. By default, attendance is worth 100 points.
After the first time you take roll call, Canvas automatically creates an assignment for Roll Call Attendance and adds a column to the Gradebook. By default, attendance is worth 100 points.
If you forgot to add something to your announcement, you can easily edit and add more information.
If you forgot to add something to your announcement, you can easily edit and add more information.
You can change the date of an Event or Assignment by clicking on the Event or Assignment or by dragging and dropping the Event or Assignment to a different date.
You can change the date of an Event or Assignment by clicking on the Event or Assignment or by dragging and dropping the Event or Assignment to a different date.
Editing the Syllabus allows you to add text and link files, images, and other course content in your Syllabus Description.
Editing the Syllabus allows you to add text and link files, images, and other course content in your Syllabus Description.
Canvas lets you embed video content within a page.
Canvas lets you embed video content within a page.
You can enable an existing grading scheme for your course by editing your Course Settings.
You can enable an existing grading scheme for your course by editing your Course Settings.
Most likely you will use the SpeedGrader to enter grades. The grades will appear in the Gradebook when you are done. However, you can manually enter and edit scores in the Gradebook.
Most likely you will use the SpeedGrader to enter grades. The grades will appear in the Gradebook when you are done. However, you can manually enter and edit scores in the Gradebook.
In SpeedGrader, you can enter grades for student submissions. Grades are automatically displayed in the Gradebook.
In SpeedGrader, you can enter grades for student submissions. Grades are automatically displayed in the Gradebook.
When creating a Canvas assignment, you can choose to not count assignments toward the final grade.
When creating a Canvas assignment, you can choose to not count assignments toward the final grade.
As needed, you can use the Gradebook to excuse a student from an assignment, discussion, or quiz. You can also excuse a student from a group assignment.
As needed, you can use the Gradebook to excuse a student from an assignment, discussion, or quiz. You can also excuse a student from a group assignment.
You can filter your Calendar by courses.
You can filter your Calendar by courses.
Canvas allows you to access SpeedGrader from an assignment, quiz, or graded discussion.
Canvas allows you to access SpeedGrader from an assignment, quiz, or graded discussion.
We recommend the following steps for those who are just getting started with Canvas at the University of Minnesota.
We recommend the following steps for those who are just getting started with Canvas at the University of Minnesota.
How to Access Courses in Canvas Canvas can be accessed through the MyU portal under Key Links or on the Academics tab, or by going directly to 
How to Access Courses in Canvas Canvas can be accessed through the MyU portal under Key Links or on the Academics tab, or by going directly to 
Before you can evaluate group work, you will need to create a group assignment.
Before you can evaluate group work, you will need to create a group assignment.
Students always have the option to resubmit their assignments. As an instructor, you can decide how to handle assignment resubmissions.
Students always have the option to resubmit their assignments. As an instructor, you can decide how to handle assignment resubmissions.
In some cases, instructors may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and then release grades to all students at the same time.
In some cases, instructors may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and then release grades to all students at the same time.
You can use a CSV file to upload changes to the Gradebook. You can upload information for existing assignments, or you can also use a CSV file to create new assignments in the Gradebook.
You can use a CSV file to upload changes to the Gradebook. You can upload information for existing assignments, or you can also use a CSV file to create new assignments in the Gradebook.
You can upload SCORM ZIP files as assignments, discussions, or quizzes in your Canvas course. SCORM is a technical standard for many e-learning products and is often used to create course content.
You can upload SCORM ZIP files as assignments, discussions, or quizzes in your Canvas course. SCORM is a technical standard for many e-learning products and is often used to create course content.
You can use the Rich Content Editor to insert course files from the Content Selector.
You can use the Rich Content Editor to insert course files from the Content Selector.
You can use the Content Selector to insert and upload course images into the Rich Content Editor.
You can use the Content Selector to insert and upload course images into the Rich Content Editor.
You can insert links into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector.
You can insert links into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector.
You can use a Notes column in the Gradebook to keep track of extra information in your course, such as SIS IDs or just general student notes. The Notes column is not visible to students.
You can use a Notes column in the Gradebook to keep track of extra information in your course, such as SIS IDs or just general student notes. The Notes column is not visible to students.
If you want to leave simple feedback for your students, you can leave a text comment directly from the Gradebook.
If you want to leave simple feedback for your students, you can leave a text comment directly from the Gradebook.
You can create an announcement to share important information with all users within your course.
You can create an announcement to share important information with all users within your course.
As an instructor, you can control which links appear in Course Navigation. Canvas includes a set of default Course Navigation links that are shown by default and cannot be renamed.
As an instructor, you can control which links appear in Course Navigation. Canvas includes a set of default Course Navigation links that are shown by default and cannot be renamed.
As an instructor, you can create, edit, and delete rubrics in your Canvas course. Rubrics are used as grading criteria for students and can be added to assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions.
As an instructor, you can create, edit, and delete rubrics in your Canvas course. Rubrics are used as grading criteria for students and can be added to assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions.
You to manage all Turnitin content and settings within Canvas.
You to manage all Turnitin content and settings within Canvas.
When you create a peer review assignment in Canvas with manual peer reviews, you can choose which students will be assigned peer reviews.
When you create a peer review assignment in Canvas with manual peer reviews, you can choose which students will be assigned peer reviews.
As an instructor, you can manually add students to a group in both published and unpublished courses.
As an instructor, you can manually add students to a group in both published and unpublished courses.
In a group set, you can choose to manually create groups. You can also automatically create groups in a group set.
In a group set, you can choose to manually create groups. You can also automatically create groups in a group set.
If you have created a self sign-up group within your course, you can message students who have not yet signed up for a group and remind them to do so.
If you have created a self sign-up group within your course, you can message students who have not yet signed up for a group and remind them to do so.
You can move students within groups. However, changes should be made before assigning a group to an assignment.
You can move students within groups. However, changes should be made before assigning a group to an assignment.
You can move and organize the files in your course by dragging and dropping files or using the Move options for each file.
You can move and organize the files in your course by dragging and dropping files or using the Move options for each file.
You can move or reorder modules after you've created them. You can manually drag and drop the module, or you can use the Move To option, which is also accessible for keyboard users.  
You can move or reorder modules after you've created them. You can manually drag and drop the module, or you can use the Move To option, which is also accessible for keyboard users.  
You can move or reorder module items after you've added them to a module.
You can move or reorder module items after you've added them to a module.
You can move or reorder Canvas assignment groups after you've created them.
You can move or reorder Canvas assignment groups after you've created them.
The Canvas newsletter has expanded its focus to include not only need-to-know updates about the Canvas platform, but other topics relating to teaching and learning with technology.
The Canvas newsletter has expanded its focus to include not only need-to-know updates about the Canvas platform, but other topics relating to teaching and learning with technology.
You can view all your course announcements in the Announcements Index Page. As an instructor, you can also create announcements and modify announcement settings.
You can view all your course announcements in the Announcements Index Page. As an instructor, you can also create announcements and modify announcement settings.
Assignments in Canvas can be used to challenge students' understanding and help assess competency by using a variety of media. Assignments include Quizzes, graded Discussions, and online submissions (i.e.
Assignments in Canvas can be used to challenge students' understanding and help assess competency by using a variety of media. Assignments include Quizzes, graded Discussions, and online submissions (i.e.
In this video you will learn the basics of group creation and group management.
In this video you will learn the basics of group creation and group management.
As an instructor, SpeedGrader allows you to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place using a simple point scale or complex rubric.
As an instructor, SpeedGrader allows you to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place using a simple point scale or complex rubric.
The Inbox is a messaging tool used to communicate with a course, a group, an individual student, or a group of students. You can use the Inbox to communicate with other people in your course at any time.
The Inbox is a messaging tool used to communicate with a course, a group, an individual student, or a group of students. You can use the Inbox to communicate with other people in your course at any time.
The Chat tool can be used for real-time conversation with course users. Any user in the course can participate in a chat conversation and view all chat content.
The Chat tool can be used for real-time conversation with course users. Any user in the course can participate in a chat conversation and view all chat content.
When self sign-up is enabled for a group, instructors are unable to prevent students from switching groups. However, as an instructor, you can turn off the self sign-up at any time.
When self sign-up is enabled for a group, instructors are unable to prevent students from switching groups. However, as an instructor, you can turn off the self sign-up at any time.
If you have permission to publish your course, these directions show you how to publish your course in the Course Home Page sidebar
If you have permission to publish your course, these directions show you how to publish your course in the Course Home Page sidebar
A moderated assignment supports up to two provisional grades and one moderator grade. However, provisional grades are not included in the Gradebook and are only visible to moderators in the Moderate page.
A moderated assignment supports up to two provisional grades and one moderator grade. However, provisional grades are not included in the Gradebook and are only visible to moderators in the Moderate page.
Leaving an Assignment unpublished allows it to remain in a draft state. Unpublished assignments are invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations.
Leaving an Assignment unpublished allows it to remain in a draft state. Unpublished assignments are invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations.
A common feature in Canvas is the gray or green icon that indicates whether or not an item is published and thereby visible to students. This article covers how to publish/unpublish a module in a course site.
A common feature in Canvas is the gray or green icon that indicates whether or not an item is published and thereby visible to students. This article covers how to publish/unpublish a module in a course site.
You may be able to remove section enrollments within your course Settings in Canvas. Removing an enrollment removes all associated coursework and grades from the course.
You may be able to remove section enrollments within your course Settings in Canvas. Removing an enrollment removes all associated coursework and grades from the course.
You can remove students from appointments in the Scheduler if necessary.
You can remove students from appointments in the Scheduler if necessary.
You can easily reply to any discussion, threaded or focused. However, the reply process varies depending on the type of discussion.
You can easily reply to any discussion, threaded or focused. However, the reply process varies depending on the type of discussion.
If you have a question or comment about an announcement, you can reply directly to that announcement.
If you have a question or comment about an announcement, you can reply directly to that announcement.
Additional learning tools, sometimes called learning apps, external tools or LTI's, can be added on to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. The decision to inte
Additional learning tools, sometimes called learning apps, external tools or LTI's, can be added on to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. The decision to inte
Once a reviewer grades a moderated assignment, the grade appears in the Moderate page as a provisional grade in the appropriate reviewer column. An assignment supports up to two provisional grades from reviewers.
Once a reviewer grades a moderated assignment, the grade appears in the Moderate page as a provisional grade in the appropriate reviewer column. An assignment supports up to two provisional grades from reviewers.
You can run reports to review attendance data for your students. This report is sent to your email, where it can be downloaded as a comma separated value (CSV) file.
You can run reports to review attendance data for your students. This report is sent to your email, where it can be downloaded as a comma separated value (CSV) file.
View this tutorial to see what students can view with their grades in Canvas.
View this tutorial to see what students can view with their grades in Canvas.
You can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students. Message subjects are filtered based on specific assignment categories.
You can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students. Message subjects are filtered based on specific assignment categories.
You can set the format for a course in Course Settings. Course format shows whether the course is intended to be an on-campus course, a online course, or a blended course.
You can set the format for a course in Course Settings. Course format shows whether the course is intended to be an on-campus course, a online course, or a blended course.
This lesson will help you use different calendar event dates for each section you have in your course.
This lesson will help you use different calendar event dates for each section you have in your course.
If you want to change the Course Home Page to a custom page, you must first set the page as the Front Page.
If you want to change the Course Home Page to a custom page, you must first set the page as the Front Page.
As an instructor, you can manage the details in a Canvas course.
As an instructor, you can manage the details in a Canvas course.
When creating an assignment, you can choose to set up an assignment with moderated grading.
When creating an assignment, you can choose to set up an assignment with moderated grading.
You can give students extra credit in Canvas using several options.
You can give students extra credit in Canvas using several options.
Once you have added assignments to your Canvas assignment group, you can create rules for the entire assignment group.
Once you have added assignments to your Canvas assignment group, you can create rules for the entire assignment group.
For easier grading, you can sort the student list by student name [alphabetically], the date they submitted the assignment, or by submission status.
For easier grading, you can sort the student list by student name [alphabetically], the date they submitted the assignment, or by submission status.
You can create collaborations within your groups using Google Docs.
You can create collaborations within your groups using Google Docs.
You can import your Canvas calendar to Google Calendar. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars.
You can subscribe to the Calendar Feed using Outlook 2013 on your desktop. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars. 
You can subscribe to the Calendar Feed using Outlook 2013 on your desktop. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars. 
Enjoy this brief overview of Canvas from Instructure.
Enjoy this brief overview of Canvas from Instructure.
When you create a quiz in Canvas, you have a variety of options to choose from within a quiz.
When you create a quiz in Canvas, you have a variety of options to choose from within a quiz.
The quiz tool in Canvas is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. You can also use quizzes to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded.
The quiz tool in Canvas is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. You can also use quizzes to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded.
You can add a file to your course by uploading a file. You can also import files using the course import tool in Course Settings.
You can add a file to your course by uploading a file. You can also import files using the course import tool in Course Settings.
You can upload PDFs to a page in Canvas.
You can upload PDFs to a page in Canvas.
When you download all student submissions from the Gradebook, you can re-upload the assignment submissions as a bulk upload in your course.
When you download all student submissions from the Gradebook, you can re-upload the assignment submissions as a bulk upload in your course.
You can import ZIP files to Canvas through Files or Course Settings. Through Course Settings, you must upload the ZIP file to an existing folder in Files.
You can import ZIP files to Canvas through Files or Course Settings. Through Course Settings, you must upload the ZIP file to an existing folder in Files.
If you have added a rubric to an assignment, you can view the rubric in SpeedGrader.
If you have added a rubric to an assignment, you can view the rubric in SpeedGrader.
You can import courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, or files to Commons. Imported resources will retain their original published or unpublished status.
You can import courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, or files to Commons. Imported resources will retain their original published or unpublished status.
The Settings navigation link is where you can easily update and see the different users and sections, and you can also modify the navigation of your course. 
The Settings navigation link is where you can easily update and see the different users and sections, and you can also modify the navigation of your course. 
A grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a course.
A grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a course.
A peer review assignment enables students to provide feedback on another student's assignment submission in Canvas.
A peer review assignment enables students to provide feedback on another student's assignment submission in Canvas.
You can view all your quizzes in your Canvas course on the Quizzes Index page. As an instructor, you can also add quizzes and modify quiz settings. 
You can view all your quizzes in your Canvas course on the Quizzes Index page. As an instructor, you can also add quizzes and modify quiz settings. 
SpeedGrader makes it easy to evaluate individual student assignments and group assignments quickly.
SpeedGrader makes it easy to evaluate individual student assignments and group assignments quickly.
You can view all your course assignments on the Canvas Assignments Index page. As an instructor, you can also add assignment groups, create an assignment, and modify assignment settings.
You can view all your course assignments on the Canvas Assignments Index page. As an instructor, you can also add assignment groups, create an assignment, and modify assignment settings.
The Calendar is a great way to view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list.
The Calendar is a great way to view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list.
The Collaborations Index Page allows you to create collaborations for users in your course. You can create new collaborations, edit existing collaborations, and delete collaborations.
The Collaborations Index Page allows you to create collaborations for users in your course. You can create new collaborations, edit existing collaborations, and delete collaborations.
The Course Navigation Menu is a series of links on the left side of your course that help you and your students access different course areas.
The Course Navigation Menu is a series of links on the left side of your course that help you and your students access different course areas.
The first few times you create a new course in Canvas, it's a challenge to remember all of the steps required.
The first few times you create a new course in Canvas, it's a challenge to remember all of the steps required.
The Global Navigation Menu is located on the left side of every page in Canvas. Global Navigation links provide quick access to frequently used Canvas features.
The Global Navigation Menu is located on the left side of every page in Canvas. Global Navigation links provide quick access to frequently used Canvas features.
You can get help with Canvas by using the Help menu. Depending on your user role, the Help menu generates a list of resources to help you with Canvas.
You can get help with Canvas by using the Help menu. Depending on your user role, the Help menu generates a list of resources to help you with Canvas.
There are different icons and colors in the new Gradebook. Depending on how you grade assignments (manually or otherwise), you will see different icons or colors.
There are different icons and colors in the new Gradebook. Depending on how you grade assignments (manually or otherwise), you will see different icons or colors.
Modules control the entire flow of your course and its content. As an instructor, you can add modules, add items to a module, and manage module settings.
Modules control the entire flow of your course and its content. As an instructor, you can add modules, add items to a module, and manage module settings.
You can view all your pages in your course on the Pages Index Page. As an instructor, you can add new pages, edit pages, and manage page settings.
You can view all your pages in your course on the Pages Index Page. As an instructor, you can add new pages, edit pages, and manage page settings.
After the Attendance tool has been enabled for your course, you can configure the attendance tool to meet the needs of your students.
After the Attendance tool has been enabled for your course, you can configure the attendance tool to meet the needs of your students.
The Syllabus in Canvas makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course in chronological order.
The Syllabus in Canvas makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course in chronological order.
The sidebar contains the To Do list and other sections that help you know what assignments and events are coming up in all of your courses. The sidebar includes specific items for instructor and student roles.
The sidebar contains the To Do list and other sections that help you know what assignments and events are coming up in all of your courses. The sidebar includes specific items for instructor and student roles.
The sidebar contains the To Do list and other sections that help you know what assignments and events are coming up in all of your courses. The sidebar includes specific items for instructor and student roles.
The sidebar contains the To Do list and other sections that help you know what assignments and events are coming up in all of your courses. The sidebar includes specific items for instructor and student roles.
A paper from ScienceDirect on Using online collaboration applications for group assignments. You may be prompted to log into the UofM Library system to gain access to this research paper.
A paper from ScienceDirect on Using online collaboration applications for group assignments. You may be prompted to log into the UofM Library system to gain access to this research paper.
You can view a course the same way that your students view your course through Student View. Enabling Student View creates a Test Student in your course.
You can view a course the same way that your students view your course through Student View. Enabling Student View creates a Test Student in your course.
The Gradebook Individual View allows instructors to assess one student and one assignment at a time.
The Gradebook Individual View allows instructors to assess one student and one assignment at a time.
You can view all replies in an announcement by scrolling or searching content. Announcement replies are hierarchical, collapsable, and expandable.
You can view all replies in an announcement by scrolling or searching content. Announcement replies are hierarchical, collapsable, and expandable.
Differentiated Assignments is a Canvas feature that lets you create different due dates and availability dates for assignments, quizzes, and discussions.
Differentiated Assignments is a Canvas feature that lets you create different due dates and availability dates for assignments, quizzes, and discussions.
You can view section enrollments within your course Settings in Canvas.
You can view section enrollments within your course Settings in Canvas.
Group files include uploaded assignment submissions, files for projects, and other group-related items. By default, each group has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas.
Group files include uploaded assignment submissions, files for projects, and other group-related items. By default, each group has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas.
User files include profile pictures, uploaded assignment submissions, and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area.
User files include profile pictures, uploaded assignment submissions, and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area.
If you've previously created an appointment group in the Scheduler, you can view and edit existing appointment groups.
If you've previously created an appointment group in the Scheduler, you can view and edit existing appointment groups.
As an instructor, you can view what is happening in groups by viewing each user group.
As an instructor, you can view what is happening in groups by viewing each user group.
The Calendar iCal feed is located in the sidebar of your Calendar.
The Calendar iCal feed is located in the sidebar of your Calendar.
When you can edit course pages, you can view the page history and see the date, time, and author of any changes made to the page.
When you can edit course pages, you can view the page history and see the date, time, and author of any changes made to the page.
This resource contains a table of contents of all articles for the Canvas Instructor Guide. It is published and maintained by Canvas.   
This resource contains a table of contents of all articles for the Canvas Instructor Guide. It is published and maintained by Canvas.   
Canvas helps you access your groups in the Course Navigation menu. Admins sometimes add instructors to an institutional group.
Canvas helps you access your groups in the Course Navigation menu. Admins sometimes add instructors to an institutional group.
You can weight final grades based on Canvas assignment groups. Selecting this option assigns a weight to each assignment group, not the assignments themselves.
You can weight final grades based on Canvas assignment groups. Selecting this option assigns a weight to each assignment group, not the assignments themselves.
Canvas leverages collaborative technology to allow multiple users to work together on the same document at the same time.
Canvas leverages collaborative technology to allow multiple users to work together on the same document at the same time.
Canvas provides an integrated system for class discussions, allowing both instructors and students to start and contribute to as many discussion topics as desired.
Canvas provides an integrated system for class discussions, allowing both instructors and students to start and contribute to as many discussion topics as desired.
LTI provides a framework through which an LMS (Canvas) can send some verifiable information about a user to a third party.
LTI provides a framework through which an LMS (Canvas) can send some verifiable information about a user to a third party.
Files can house course files, assignments, syllabi, readings, or other documents, as well as profile pictures and user-specific files.
Files can house course files, assignments, syllabi, readings, or other documents, as well as profile pictures and user-specific files.
A grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a course.
A grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a course.
Groups are a small version of a course and used as a collaborative tool where students can work together on group projects and assignments.
Groups are a small version of a course and used as a collaborative tool where students can work together on group projects and assignments.
Modules allow instructors to organize content to help control the flow of the course. Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or a different organizational structure.
Modules allow instructors to organize content to help control the flow of the course. Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or a different organizational structure.
Pages store content and educational resources that are part of a course or group but don’t necessarily belong in an assignment. Pages can include text, video, and links to files and other course or group content.
Pages store content and educational resources that are part of a course or group but don’t necessarily belong in an assignment. Pages can include text, video, and links to files and other course or group content.
Profile and User Settings let you control your personal information in Canvas.
Profile and User Settings let you control your personal information in Canvas.
Canvas courses have three essential states: unpublished, published, and concluded.  
Canvas courses have three essential states: unpublished, published, and concluded.  
Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources.
Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources.
The Calendar in Canvas is a global feature, meaning users can see all courses assignments and events in one place. Calendars can be filtered by selecting or deselecting courses in the sidebar.
The Calendar in Canvas is a global feature, meaning users can see all courses assignments and events in one place. Calendars can be filtered by selecting or deselecting courses in the sidebar.
An article from Canvas that explains Assignments and Activities in Canvas.  
An article from Canvas that explains Assignments and Activities in Canvas.  
Canvas has a simple, yet powerful, content editor that is available anytime for creating new content.
Canvas has a simple, yet powerful, content editor that is available anytime for creating new content.
Scheduler is a Calendar tool that creates appointment groups within a course or group. Students can sign up for a time slot within the appointment group. 
Scheduler is a Calendar tool that creates appointment groups within a course or group. Students can sign up for a time slot within the appointment group. 
Outcomes allow the administration and faculty to track mastery in a course. Users can import Account, State, and Common Core Standards into an account and course.  
Outcomes allow the administration and faculty to track mastery in a course. Users can import Account, State, and Common Core Standards into an account and course.  
Chunking is a concept embedded in the world of instructional and information design.
Chunking is a concept embedded in the world of instructional and information design.
Our computer facilities are equipped with up-to-date hardware, as listed in the table below. * - DVD burners available.
EligibilityIT computer labs are available to University of Minnesota students.Current registration is required for fall and spring semester access.Summer registration or registration in
This source is an example of a branching scenario that provides practice in cultural awareness for noncommissioned officers.
The central message of this book is that there ways of creating learning experiences that can sufficiently impact the outcomes for students and instructors.
This is an example of a branching scenario that provides methods for dealing with office issues.
We provide service and support for collegiate instructional facilities/computer labs. Commitments are made to customers and end-users involving service, standardization of technology and processes, security, etc.
Learn how to set up a course shell with the Multi-Tool, a part of the Design Tools package integrated within Canvas, with this DesignPLUS user guide.
Learn how to set up a course shell with the Multi-Tool, a part of the Design Tools package integrated within Canvas, with this DesignPLUS user guide.
View and adjust due-dates for every graded assignment, quiz, and discussion for your entire Canvas course site by using the due-date modifer in Multi-Tool, a part of the Design Tools package integrated within Ca
View and adjust due-dates for every graded assignment, quiz, and discussion for your entire Canvas course site by using the due-date modifer in Multi-Tool, a part of the Design Tools package integrated within Ca
Learn how to use the Multi-Tool, part of the Design Tools package integrated within Canvas that provides additional tools for streamlining the creation of course sites, with this video. 
Learn how to use the Multi-Tool, part of the Design Tools package integrated within Canvas that provides additional tools for streamlining the creation of course sites, with this video. 
This online book shares the stories of those who are using the principles of Integrated Course Design; you will learn "how different people are applying these ideas in multiple contexts and what happens when they do."
Simple steps for embedding YouTube videos and playlists.
Simple steps for embedding YouTube videos and playlists.
Simple steps for embedding YouTube videos and playlists.
The purpose of this page is to promote the design and administration of online exams that inhibit cheating and prevent the unauthorized distribution of exam materials by use of effective practices in the following are
This tutorial familiarizes faculty and staff with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the importance of protecting a student’s educational record.
Get support information for common issues educators and students have when using Flipgrid, a cloud-based, video student engagement and assessment tool.
Get support information for common issues educators and students have when using Flipgrid, a cloud-based, video student engagement and assessment tool.
Find support materials for educators who use Flipgrid, a cloud-based, video student engagement and assessment tool.
Find support materials for students who use Flipgrid, a cloud-based, video student engagement and assessment tool.
Find support information for Google Currents on Google's help site.
Google Currents brand pages offer ways for organizations to reach out to followers, fans, and customers on Google.
Article from Google about how to access Google Drive and share and edit Google documents, slides, sheets, forms and drawings from within a Google Video Call (Hangout).
Abbreviated documentation on basics of Google Drive set up and functionality
This video from LinkedIn Learning shows how to upload, convert, sync, and delete files and get tips on organizing and searching Drive.
Google Support document outlining basic and advanced search options in Google Drive. Note: Scroll down and click on Advanced Search options.
Google Support document which outlines process for changing the way documents are shared in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on making changes to your view and the sort order in Google Drive
Google Support document on real time communication with another Google user who is also working on the same Google Drive document
This short video from LinkedIn Learning demonstrates how to convert a file into the Google Doc format.
Google Support information on the creation, deletion and moving of a folder in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video instructions on how to delete and recover files stored in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video instruction on how to download and print files from Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the ability to collaboratively edit a single document in Google Drive with another Google user.
Limitations on file sizes in Google Drive
Locate a file if its parent folders no longer exist.
Keyboard shortcut commands for use in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on making edit suggestions and working with suggested edits of Google Documents in Google Drive
Important considerations before moving or deleting information in shared folders.
LinkedIn Learning video guide to funcationality and navigation in the Google Drive application
Google Support document with instructions on recovering a Google Drive document
Google provided information on requirements for using Google Drive.
Google Support site reviews process of searching for files in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning how-to video on searching for files and folders in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on how to share files from Google Drive with other users of Google
Google Support instructional document on sorting files in Google Drive
Suggesting an edit to others working on the same document
Information on tracking changes made to your files stored in Google Drive
Google Support document giving steps to change ownership of documents stored in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video explanation of files compatible for storage in Google Drive
Google Support document with instructions on uploads to Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video how-to on uploading files to Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on using stars to group files in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the use of a preview lightbox for file searches in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video how-to on set up and use of Google Drive 
A resource discussing several strategies, such as folder structure and tagging, that can help improve your Google Drive when used with departments or teams.
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on contributing to files shared with you through Google Drive
Google Support document outlining how to convert Office files to Google Doc format
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the sharing of documents through Google Drive and responding to/adding revisions
LinkedIn Learning video instructions on creation and maintenance of folders in Google Drive
Find help creating, editing and formating Google Forms.
Short article from 9to5 Google on how the use of Google Drive app within a hangout has been removed. Now users are to use the chat box for sharing any Google Driv items.
Learn about Google Hangouts on Google's help site.
The Google Hangouts Meet Help Center can help learn how to start and join meetings and use different settings in the meeting.
Webpage with link to download Google Video Calls (Hangouts) plugin required for most browsers to enter a video call.
Short video from Ronnie Bincer about how Google (Hangouts sometimes auto-mutes participants.
Web page from Google with information on how to start a Google Video Call (Hangout), including how to set up your computer and computer browser in advance.
Overview of how to use Google Video Calls with Google Calendar, including how to add a video call to a calendar event.
Chunking is a concept that originates from the field of cognitive psychology.
Chunking is a concept that originates from the field of cognitive psychology.
The key is to design tasks that are truly collaborative, meaning the students will benefit more from doing the activity as a group than doing it alone.
The key is to design tasks that are truly collaborative, meaning the students will benefit more from doing the activity as a group than doing it alone.
To optimize your zoom experience, follow these tips for your device and internet connection.
Presence is the most important best practice for an online course. Learn techniques to establish instructor presence.
You may have heard about instances of unwanted, upsetting online classroom disruptions (Zoombombings).
Canvas is the University's new enterprise learning management system. 
Canvas is the University's new enterprise learning management system. 
To be effective, online curricula illustrating communication behaviors need face-to-face interaction, individual role play with feedback and discussion.
Learning Tools, also known as learning apps, external tools, or LTI apps, can be added on to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. UMN has a variety of 
Learning Tools, also known as learning apps, external tools, or LTI apps, can be added on to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. UMN has a variety of 
Learning Tools, also known as learning apps, external tools, or LTI apps, can be added on to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. UMN has a variety of apps already integrated and ready f
Learning Tools, also known as learning apps, external tools, or LTI apps, can be added on to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. UMN has a variety of apps already integrated and ready f
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Access group work resources from this past Educause concurrent session.
The University protects the rights of students with respect to their education records.
Library Media Services provides comprehensive course support for the integration of media assignments into teaching and publishes related case studies.
To access the Moodle systems below, you must be on the University of Minnesota campus network.
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic Year
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic
This page contains information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects older Moodle instances that predate the
This page describes the lifecycle of Moodle systems at the University of Minnesota.
Watch pre-recorded webinars covering a variety of Qualtrics and survey topics
Online discussions are a great tool to extend classroom conversations and learning by getting students to engage with class material online.
Online discussions are a great tool to extend classroom conversations and learning by getting students to engage with class material online.
This resource from CloudFind provides some best practices for using Google Drive with your team.
Find resources for educators who enable in Canvas the online homework, tutorial, and assessment learning materials designed to accompany textbooks published by Pearson Education.
The use of discussion forums as a vehicle for learning is based on the pedagogical tenets of collaborative learning theory, which call for collaboration between participants, experimentation, and open inquiry.
The use of discussion forums as a vehicle for learning is based on the pedagogical tenets of collaborative learning theory, which call for collaboration between participants, experimentation, and open inquiry.
Purchase an iClicker 2 device and/or a REEF Polling license.
The Office of eLearning provides faculty and staff support for Quality Matters,
The Office of eLearning provides faculty and staff support for Quality Matters,
The Qualtrics license grants the University of Minnesota permission to use the software solely for University purposes, and expressly prohibits use by third parties.
Find answers to frequently asked Qualtrics questions.
Learn the basics of using Qualtrics or dive into advanced topics.
If you are considering surveying anyone at the University of Minnesota, you must follow the Survey Project Approval Process outlined below.
An overview of the Quiz Module in Moodle, including links to other useful articles on Quizzes, as well as features of the Module.
How to setup and use REEF Polling by i>clicker so that you can use your laptop, smart phone, or tablet to answer questions in class and review the material afterwards.
Learn about ResponseWare on the Turning Technologies site. It can be used with any web-enabled device and allows participants to view and respond to interactive questions. 
YouTube is a video sharing service provided by Google, and all users must abide by Google's terms of service.
YouTube is a video sharing service provided by Google, and all users must abide by Google's terms of service.
Scanners are found in many of our computer facilities.
Quick article from Teacher Tech (Alice Keeler) on how to choose which video has the main focus in a Google Video Call (Hangout).
This source provides samples of branching scenarios for different professions.
This source provides samples of branching scenarios for different professions.
Tips and tricks to help you record quality videos with your smartphone.
If you are an instructor using Moodle course sites, complete the following steps when preparing for the start of a new semester.
Student media assignments engage students in course content and provide opportunities for reflection and deeper learning. See examples from the College of Education + Human Development.
A Website that provides survey-related resources to the University of Minnesota community, including links to technologies supported on campus and information about best practices and community groups.
A resource for students who are assigned group work for their courses.
Irene Duranczyk, Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development, describes her use of an iPad tablet and Swivl to bring the dynamics of a face-to-face course to an online student during Fall 201
This short, 4-minute video walks you through the process of making a recording using TechSmith Relay.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) created this checklist to help instructors create effective online courses.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) created this checklist to help instructors create effective online courses.
Learn how to set up a branching scenario properly, no matter what tool you decide to develop it in.
Learn how to set up a branching scenario properly, no matter what tool you decide to develop it in.
Get an overview for instructors and presenters on the Turning Technologies site.
Learn how to set up and use TurningPoint Cloud software and receiver connection.
This self-paced course contains a series of short videos designed to help instructors learn how to use Canvas.
This self-paced course contains a series of short videos designed to help instructors learn how to use Canvas.
This LinkedIn Learning video shows how to use the calendar to invite others to the meeting, and activate video chat to see each other along with other features.
In this paper two collaborative activities are explored, namely a simple Case Study (moderate level of structuredness) and the Case Study joint with the Jigsaw (higher level of structuredness).
  To ensure the safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not offer onsite AV support for events during Fall Semester 2020. We will re-evaluate this decision for Spring Semester 2021.
VoiceThread is a tool that facilitates having online conversations around media.
Compare web conferencing tools available at the University; always start with your objectives before deciding on the tool.
When should you go to the trouble of designing a branching scenario? See some examples.
When should you go to the trouble of designing a branching scenario? See some examples.
Directions on how to add subtitles, closed captioning, and transcriptions to a YouTube video.
Directions on how to add subtitles, closed captioning, and transcriptions to a YouTube video.
Directions on how to add subtitles, closed captioning, and transcriptions to a YouTube video.
YouTube directions for adding subtitles, captioning, and transcriptions to YouTube videos.
YouTube directions for adding subtitles, captioning, and transcriptions to YouTube videos.
YouTube directions for adding subtitles, captioning, and transcriptions to YouTube videos.
Find how-to articles on using YouTube.
Find how-to articles on using YouTube.
Find how-to articles on using YouTube.
Learn answers to commonly asked questions on this YouTube site.
Learn answers to commonly asked questions on this YouTube site.
Learn answers to commonly asked questions on this YouTube site.
The following are examples of how University of Minnesota groups have successfully used YouTube.
The following are examples of how University of Minnesota groups have successfully used YouTube.
YouTube: Uploading, Sharing, Embedding video
YouTube: Uploading, Sharing, Embedding video
YouTube: Uploading, Sharing, Embedding video
When using Zoom you have the potential to discuss sensitive data, including personal health information (PHI).  Zoom is a secure tool, but you must use it appropriately to ensure HIPAA compliance.
As the host, you can control who meeting or webinar participants are allowed to chat with.
Use the controls below the flowchart to enlarge it. Click on the links in the blue ovals to learn more about each option.
CharterThe Online Meeting Tool Transition Governance Committee (OMTTGC) will provide system-wide and collegiate input during the transition from Webex to Zoom.
Recording Retention University of Minnesota Zoom recordings that have been saved to Zoom's cloud storage are managed according to the following timeline:
Before Your Meeting or Webinar Set up Registration. For public events, set up a Zoom registration page. People with a valid email will receive an email with the link to the event.

Self-Help Guides

This guide walks you through how to gain access to virtual apps available through AppsToGo, the University of Minnesota's Application Delivery Infastructure.
This self-help guide walks you through the process of planning, creating, and using methods of assessment and evaluation in Canvas. .containernew {
This self-help guide helps you use tools available within Canvas to communicate with your students. .containernew { display: inline-block;
This self-help guide takes you through the basic process of building a Canvas course site from the ground up, starting with creating and linking content, building assessments, and cho
This self-help guide is a starting point for faculty and staff who need to develop a course in Canvas.
This self-help guide is for instructors and students alike. It guides instructors on how to set up and facilitate Groups in their Canvas courses.
This guide walks through how to create and customize a Canvas course homepage using a Design Tools template.
The Google Drive self-help guide provides how-to instructions for common tasks such as organizing and finding files and folders, sharing and working together on documents, and downloading and printing files.
Hold an online meeting using the Google Hangouts App.
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching and learning purposes.
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching and learning purposes.
This self-help guide will help anyone who presents at, schedules, or supports online meetings and webinars through Zoom.  To learn more about using Zoom for online office hours or smaller meetings, check out 
Zoom, an online video conferencing system, is now available to the UMN community!  Compare Zoom to Google Hangouts 

User Stories

Why capture a guest expert lecture or presentation on video?
The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and their Academic Technology team are one of the first units this summer to start the adoption of Canvas at the University of Minnesota.
The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and their Academic Technology team are one of the first units this summer to start the adoption of Canvas at the University of Minnesota.
The College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is making a big move from Moodle to Canvas this spring. Along the way, they are finding things to learn and like about the new platform.
The College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is making a big move from Moodle to Canvas this spring. Along the way, they are finding things to learn and like about the new platform.
The benefits of student group work are well documented:
The benefits of student group work are well documented:
Demonstration videos help students learn because they can both see and hear the proper way to do things at every step.
With one of the biggest jumps in Canvas usage from fall to spring semester, The University of Minnesota Crookston is taking big steps towards the full adoption of Canvas.
With one of the biggest jumps in Canvas usage from fall to spring semester, The University of Minnesota Crookston is taking big steps towards the full adoption of Canvas.