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Canvas is a great tool for organizing content and being prepared with content. Despite our best abilities to keep things on pace though, sometimes life gets in the way. The day you have a project planned and there could be a fire drill, or an assembly went long, or you were quarantined. You need to be able to quickly adjust due dates and re-arrange your schedule. 

 

Quick Adjustments in Canvas 

Move Due Dates in Calendar View

Using a due date is important to give students a date to complete a task. It adds the assignment to their schedule (Elementary) or the To-Do (Secondary). Opening each assignment is time-consuming and makes it difficult to see the entire course view. If you bump one assignment a few days, that will influence the following assignments. Using the Calendar you can click and drag the assignment to adjust the due date. This makes it much easier to move and you can clearly see “the big picture” of your course. If you don’t see your event check the colored box on the right side of the calendar for the course you’d like to work with. 

If you have multiple due dates (maybe for different periods or sections) you will see multiple blocks on the calendar. 

 

Edit Assignment Dates in Bulk

If using the Calendar to shift dates is not fast enough you can also use the Edit Assignment Dates tool to shift them in bulk.  Navigate to your course Assignments page. Find the three dots in the upper right corner. Select the Edit Assignment Dates option.

Select the assignments you’d like to adjust by clicking the checkbox.

Click on the Batch Edit button :

Choose how many days to shift.

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Today’s Triple T is an add-on to last week’s Triple T!  What are the secrets to easy, eye-catching designs that will draw attention from any audience?

The secret to any good design lies in the way its visual elements are organized and positioned in relation to each other. This is exactly what layout design is all about. One of the easiest ways to achieve an organized design is to apply a grid system. Grids are the backbone of all layouts, infographics, fliers, and presentations. It’s a tried and tested technique.

Layout design involves using one grid or a group of grids, depending on what needs to be achieved. The grid system helps align elements based on sequenced columns and rows. We use this column-based structure to place text, images, and functions in a consistent way throughout the design.

Adobe Spark Grid Layout

Start from scratch

Sometimes a template is exactly what you need, or sometimes you have ideas of your own. That is where the background layout comes into play. You can select your layout and then add your own elements.

These layouts can be used for all sorts of creations by you and your students. (Remember, everyone has full access to this awesome tool!) Here are a few ideas for your classroom:



  • Brochures
  • Photo collage
  • Display student work
  • Invitations
  • Book report magazine cover
  • Cereal box covers
  • Classroom newsletter
  • Memes
  • Book covers
  • Comic strips
  • Motivational quote cards
  • Class highlights
  • The list goes on…..

Watch this short tutorial video to find out exactly where these layouts are located. You’ll also find out a few tips and tricks along the way! Happy “Sparking’ !

To download and share the design, click on the download option in the upper right corner.

 





PNG and JPG work great for sharing on your website or through digital means.



PDF is excellent for printing or higher resolution uses.


Click start download to create the file.

Canvas - All Those Unpublished Assignments

Now that it’s the beginning of 4th quarter, teachers have probably noticed all the unpublished assignments that they have imported in their course showing up on the Canvas Gradebook. Since there is no due date for those assignments, Canvas just assumes that you will use them in the 4th quarter. Have no fear, if they are unpublished students can’t see them, and they are easy to remove. In the View menu go in and click to remove the Unpublished Assignments. 

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Want your Canvas assignments with multiple due dates to sync automagically with MyStudent? Here's how!

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Assignments in Canvas allow instructors to create, collect, and evaluate engaging formative and summative assessments using engaging, versatile media types: Teachers can collect writing samples, videos, audio recordings, web pages, digital image, or any other kind file that can be uploaded online. It will also save you a ton of time, paper, sanity, and trips to the office copy machine.

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