The online Can-Innovate
Conference is coming soon – Friday, October 25, 9 am – 5 pm. This event
features a variety of sessions about online teaching, course design, and the
use of Canvas, by and for California Community College faculty and staff. It’s
completely free; you do need to register
for the sessions that interest you in advance to be able to attend online
MiraCosta’s C3 Teaching and Learning Center will also be
hosting viewing throughout the day with refreshments provided, so feel
free to check
out the program and drop in anytime – no registration required. The C3TLC
is on the second floor of the Oceanside Library, rooms 1252 and 1253B. We also
have Canvas giveaways – bags, pens, notepads, and stickers – for those
who stop by the C3TLC during the event.
Participation either way is, of course, Flex-eligible. I
hope you are able to identify
at least one session of interest and attend! [Of special note perhaps –
Karen Turpin and I are co-presenting with CVC-OEI during the closing 4 pm
session, showcasing MiraCosta’s Student Support Hub that we’ve added to Canvas
Jim Julius, Ed.D. Faculty Director, Online Education
MiraCosta College has an unlimited license to Turnitin, GradeMark, and Peer Review, and Turnitin is available within Canvas. No separate login or password is required for faculty or students.
As of August 2019, Turnitin indicates that both the “classic” and the newer Turnitin LTI 2.0 Canvas Plagiarism Framework methods for using Turnitin with Canvas will be supported indefinitely. The primary difference between the two tools is that the “Classic” (1.0) Turnitin integration is best used if faculty prefer to use Turnitin for grading and feedback; the Turnitin 2.0 Framework is preferred by faculty who want Turnitin for plagiarism prevention but like to use the Canvas grading and feedback tools.
Testing a Turnitin Assignment with your MCC Sample Student
Turnitin is an LTI tool that is globally installed on our Canvas system. LTI tools are not native to Canvas so they will not work in the internal Canvas Student View. You must log off of Canvas, as an instructor, then log on with your MCC Sample Student account. Now you will be able to experience a Turnitin assignment within your Canvas course as a student.
CamScanner allows students to use their phone to scan multiple pages of handwritten homework to a PDF to submit to an online course. The app is available for Android, iPhone, and iPad. The basic version is free and should be sufficient for students to scan multiple pages to one file that can be submitted to a Canvas assignment.
Try a Different Browser
If you have cleared your browser cache and things are still not working as you expect try a different browser. Example: if you are using Chrome, try Firefox and visa versa. Ensure that your browsers are up to date. You can always download the latest version free online.
Enable Browser Cookies
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the online server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
It strongly recommended to have the latest version to ensure proper functionality of our online systems.
Manage Pop-Up Blockers Pop-up windows, or pop-ups, are windows that appear automatically without your permission. They vary in size but usually don’t cover the whole screen. They are often required for certain online website applications to work properly.
Make sure that your Operating System is fully updated.
Neglecting updates could deprive you of important bug and performance fixes.
Check your Device Settings This is a great tool to identify what is on your computer, browser version, plugins, etc. This tool can help you update your computer yourself, and/or can be provided to tech support to assist you further with troubleshooting.
By default the Grades tool will display all users in the roles Student, Sample Student, Tutor, Evaluator, and WC SI Leader in your Canvas course. This can make grading difficult as the additional roles will mix in alphabetically with your SURF Enrolled students.
For ease of grading, you can filter your grade book to only display SURF enrolled students.
From within Canvas:
Click on Grades
Select the View drop down
Select the All Sections drop down
Select the section number that ends in -SURF
To display only users in the roles Sample Student, Tutor, Evaluator, and WC SI Leader
Select the section number that end in -OTHER to view only non-SURF enrollment types.
To display all users together in Grades
Select All Sections to view all enrollment types in the Grades sheet.