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Canvas: request a site

As of this writing (12/11/17), we must request new Canvas sites. Rumor has it a new “Create Course” button may appear Feb. 1! to request a new site, send email to, including: for a practice site, or one unconnected … Continue reading

Posted at 10:48 a.m. Dec. 11, 2017, by in Canvas

How do I participate in Forum discussions with students?

Research indicates that students learn best when they feel engaged with both their classmates and their professor. For instructors, this means interacting regularly with online students in class discussions: reinforcing ideas, introducing additional resources, encouraging robust dialogue, keeping discussions on … Continue reading

Posted at 12:17 p.m. July 14, 2017, by in Communication, Sakai

Sakai: how do students complete Peer Reviews?

If you use the Assignments tool in Sakai to require that students review the submitted work of their classmates… Students: to complete Peer Review Be sure to submit your original assignment before the due date, or you will lose the … Continue reading

Posted at 4:28 p.m. June 2, 2017, by in Assessments, Sakai

Kaltura: embed video in Canvas page

If you’re teaching with Canvas, you can embed videos from your Kaltura account into any Canvas page with the Rich-Text Editor. While editing the page: Click the multi-colored Kaltura icon in the toolbar above the Rich Content Editor window. It should … Continue reading

Posted at 9:16 p.m. May 22, 2017, by in Canvas, Kaltura

Kaltura: upload video from iPhone or iPad

The easiest way for most of us to shoot video is with our mobile devices. Fortunately, it’s easy to move videos from your iOS device to the Kaltura streaming server, from where you can share with students and others. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted at 8:49 p.m. May 22, 2017, by in Classroom Technology, iPad, Kaltura

Kaltura: add chapters to video timeline

Once you’ve created a new video and uploaded it to our Kaltura streaming server, you may wish to add chapter markers. We’d recommend this for any video longer than 5 or 6 minutes. With chapters, students can quickly navigate to … Continue reading

Posted at 11:39 a.m. Feb. 1, 2017, by in Kaltura
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