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MiraCosta Online Ed Fall 2019 Flex - Shared screen with speaker view
Sean McMahon
02:05:48
Can we review how to make the url link pop up in a new tab so we don’t have to hit the back button on the browser to get back to Canvas?
Sean McMahon
02:07:13
When you add a link to an image.
Karen Turpin
02:07:27
First, when you are in the RCE (Rich Content Editor) of the page of content you are working on, you can highlight the link and then press Ctrl + K on your keyboard. This will display an "Insert link" box with a drop-down list next to the "Target" field. Instead of "None", select "New window", and then click the "Ok" button.
Karen Turpin
02:08:17
Here is a community guide https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/26751-hyperlinks-opening-in-a-new-window
Sean McMahon
02:09:00
Control K worked. It didn’t with an image.
Karen Turpin
02:09:36
Yes, the default on external links are now new window in anvas
Karen Turpin
02:09:42
Canvas . They made that change recently
Sean McMahon
02:09:55
The default for images to link is none. The default for text linked is new tab.
Karen Turpin
02:10:16
Yes on text
Nancy Thuleen
02:10:52
Internal to Canvas pages still open on top -- so if you want a Canvas domain page to open in a new window, you need to use that extra step.
Karen Turpin
02:11:42
fingers crossed
Karen Turpin
02:11:45
:=)
Sean McMahon
02:12:10
So control K fixes the inconsistency with images, that’s what I was saying.
Sean Davis
02:12:22
Yes Sean, thanks!
Nadia Khan
02:16:16
Is there a course builder feature in Canvas? This feature allows us to create categories/ build the course using place holders and these can then be populated later with content. I believe something like other LMS such as D2L etc.
Nadia Khan
02:18:29
Also can the home page greeting be personlised to show the individual student's first or last name (according to how we set the greeting) when a student logs in instead of the general 'hello everyone'? Just curious about this feature.
Nadia Khan
02:18:33
Thanks
Karen Turpin
02:20:40
In the commons you can download Templates.
Nancy Thuleen
02:21:04
I create a bunch of unpublished pages and assignments as an outline when I'm starting to build a course.
Karen Turpin
02:21:33
that faculty have created. Great for ideas.Warning don't import to your active course, request a sandbox to import from.
Nadia Khan
02:21:44
Great. Thanks, Got it.
Karen Turpin
02:23:06
Canvas does not have an undo for importing from Commons, so yes ask for a sandbox.
Karen Turpin
02:23:28
email : kturpin@miracosta.edu
Karen Turpin
02:24:03
LOL I will update it now
Karen Turpin
02:24:29
not that I am aware of
Nadia Khan
02:24:37
So would a sandbox be like a Master shell? while the active one is a live shell?
Karen Turpin
02:24:55
Yes
Sean Davis
02:24:57
Nadia, yes it could be
Nadia Khan
02:25:23
Thanks!
Sean Davis
02:25:34
Or the sandbox can just be a place with lots of different experimentation and collection of resources that might apply to several different courses, totally up to you
Nadia Khan
02:26:02
got it!
laurabermudez
02:40:29
is there a way to see which students have viewed the course yet?
laurabermudez
02:40:58
you just answered my question
Sean Davis
02:41:00
Yes, Laura - as Sean is talking about
Nancy Thuleen
02:41:01
Is there any way to see what students see on the dashboard -- before they enter the course? I've found that students sometimes don't even click the course card, since there apparently is a 'to-do' list on the dashboard itself, and they just do what's listed there and miss all of the course content ...
Karen Turpin
02:42:34
Student View
Nancy Thuleen
02:42:47
Student view only shows inside the course, though. Not the dashboard.
Karen Turpin
02:43:11
Example: jjulius-student
Nancy Thuleen
02:43:22
Okay, yes. I don't know my 'student' password, but I know it exists.
Karen Turpin
02:43:30
760-795-6850 employee helpdesk can assist you with the password
Nancy Thuleen
02:44:16
Thanks.
Karen Turpin
02:47:50
Whew
krezosgm
02:56:16
Does the quiz show up in the syllabus?
krezosgm
02:57:15
(unpublished)
Nancy Thuleen
02:57:50
Students don't see the unpublished quizzes, as far as I know.
Sean Davis
02:57:54
right, Nancy
Karen Turpin
02:58:15
unpublished are not seen by students
Sean McMahon
03:01:35
Are there question banks already available to import into Canvas to make quizzes or do we have to make them from Scratch?
Karen Turpin
03:03:38
Yes depends on your publisher Sean
Karen Turpin
03:03:54
Some faculty with share Canvas quizzes as well.
Karen Turpin
03:04:06
wll share
Sean McMahon
03:04:39
So contact publisher
Sean Davis
03:04:51
Yes, and you can also search Canvas Commons
Sean McMahon
03:04:58
Or is there a way to search through Canvas?
Sean McMahon
03:05:04
Ok
Karen Turpin
03:05:07
Only through commons
Sean Davis
03:05:12
Canvas wouldn’t likely have publisher testbanks
Sean Davis
03:05:24
Only ones created and shared by other faculty
Nancy Thuleen
03:08:19
It's always useful to remind students that those scores that they enter are NOT real -- I've had many students think they could sneakily 'change' their own grades!
Darlene
03:10:03
Thank you!!
Nadia Khan
03:10:55
Thank you for walking us through some really neat features of Canvas!
Sean McMahon
03:11:51
thank you!
syndeewood
03:11:58
Thank you!
Nancy Thuleen
03:12:01
Thanks!