As of summer 2018, an update to Turnitin is available within Canvas and offers a tighter integration between a Canvas assignment and Turnitin. No separate login or password is required for faculty or students. For fall 2018, Turnitin may be used within Canvas both via this updated method or via the previous method – see External tool vs. Plagiarism Framework for a comparison.
Eventually (perhaps by late fall 2018 or spring 2019) it is expected that Turnitin will only be available via the method described here. MiraCosta College has an unlimited license to Turnitin, GradeMark, and Peer Review.
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.
Quizzes.Next is Canvas’s new quiz/test assessment engine. Quizzes.Next will replace the original Quiz function in the near future (late fall 2018 or spring 2019, most likely).
Teachers can use Quizzes.Next to create assessments using a variety of question types, including some unavailable in the original Quiz tool. Quizzes.Next assessments are a particular type of Assignment rather than a distinct tool.
Clear Browser Cache(history, cookies, etc.)
Clearing your browser cache often will resolve the problem by allowing your computer to download the latest version of the webpage and/or software.
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.
Zoom provides a reliable, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly tool for live, recordable online presentations, meetings, and discussions with audio, video, chat, screen sharing, polling, and more. It can be used within Canvas or independently. ConferZoom is the CCC “branding” of Zoom and is available to all faculty and students at no charge. Faculty need to sign up for Zoom through the ConferZoom site to obtain unlimited access to all features of Zoom. Recordings can be set to auto-transcribe to provide captioned recorded videos.
Downloads (Client app, mobile app, browser and Outlook plug-ins)
CCC Confer provides live captioning for instructional uses of Zoom. As of summer 2018, send your captioning request at least 5 business days in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org . It is expected that there will be an online form for requesting captioning soon. You will need to make a one-time change in your Zoom account settings to enable closed-captioning, and at the start of each Zoom session with captioning, you will need to assign the captioning role to the proper person in your meeting. See directions for both.
Canvas Integration with ConferZoom
Enable ConferZoom within your Canvas course.
Enter your Canvas course
Click Settings on the course menu
Click the Navigation tab
Click the 3 dots to the right of ConferZoom and select Enable.
Click the Save button
Click the ConferZoom course menu item which will appear in your course menu.
How to Use ConferZoom in Canvas
Review the following guide on how to use ConferZoom in Canvas.
MiraCosta College has a site license for TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit. The software is available at no cost to employees for on campus and home computers.
Obtaining the Software
On Campus Computer
This software is included in computer installations as part of MiraCosta’s basic software configuration. If your campus computer does not have these tools, submit a helpdesk ticket, requesting the latest version of Camtasia and Snagit.
Contact the Employee Helpdesk at 760-795-6850 for questions and assistance.
E-mail Abdy Afzali email@example.com or call (760) 757-2121 ext 6731 if you are interested in the Camtasia or Snagit software for home usage.