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 Showing All Sections button.
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.
By default the People tool will display all users enrolled in your Canvas course. You can filter the users by role to obtain the count of users in that role as well as Last Activity and Total Activity.
From within a Canvas Course:
Click on People
Click on All Roles
Select the specific role. The count will be displayed to the right of the role name.
Here is a video, from Dr. Robert Kelley, that covers how faculty can selectively subscribe to a discussion board in Canvas (choosing immediate or daily/weekly summary). The hack is to use a separate student Canvas account, with notifications set up in the student account as desired (immediate or daily/weekly summary).
For example, this approach has application for faculty who would like to provide an ‘Ask A Question’ discussion board for their class (and receive notifications in their inbox for request for help) without being notified all the time for any discussion board post.
MiraCosta’s primary option for free online tutoring for all students is eTutoring through the Western eTutoring Consortium. Another option for our online and hybrid classes is NetTutor, available through MiraCosta’s status as an Online Education Initiative pilot college.
NetTutor provides support for just about any academic subject, up to 24×7 for the most popular subject matter, and is available via your Canvas course menu. The link opens an interface where students select their subject for NetTutor help, with no additional login required.
How can you help students take advantage of NetTutor?
Embed reminders about use of tutoring within instructions for assignments
Provide specific references to the opportunity for tutoring in your feedback/communication with students who appear to be struggling
Also with NetTutor, each instructor may specify “Rules of Engagement” that inform tutors about the approach and resources you would like them to use when working with your students. If you would like to do this, contact Jim Julius for more information.
Adding NetTutor to your Canvas course menu
Once you add NetTutor to your course menu following the directions below, click the NetTutor link to verify that your subject is available. If it is not, contact Jim Julius to request that NetTutor make it available.
1- Click Settings at the bottom of your course menu
When moving your course from Blackboard to Canvas, it is recommended to only export parts, not all, of your Blackboard course. Hopefully you exported what you needed prior to the close of Blackboard at MiraCosta. If you discover you still need to export material from Blackboard, contact Karen Turpin for assistance.
Content from Blackboard that is most likely to import well into Canvas
Discussion Boards – Only discussion prompts will transfer over.
Tests, Surveys and Pools – These will transfer and be located in the Quizzes section of Canvas. Only multiple choice, fill in the blanks, essay, matching, numerical and formal will transfer. If not supported by Canvas, the question becomes a text only question.
For most other content and activities, it’s best to re-create/re-upload within Canvas. If you try to import entire courses or content areas into Canvas from Blackboard the work to re-organize and clean up the results generally exceeds the work to rebuild. Keep in mind that you can copy-paste text from Blackboard into Canvas – you don’t need to literally retype everything. It’s recommended that you use the “Paste and Match Style” command in your browser’s Edit menu, or first paste into an intermediate program where you can convert to unstyled text, to ensure that you don’t paste in unwanted code.