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How to Set Up Peer Review in Canvas

April 10, 2020

This helpful tutorial was developed by Sylvia Morales (sylmorales@ucdavis.edu), a Continuing Lecturer in the University Writing Program. 

 

Set-Up the Assignment that will receive the peer review

Step 1: Set up an assignment that will receive the peer review.
  • Click on “require peer reviews”

Zoom and Cybersecurity

April 07, 2020

Perhaps you've heard the stories of local city council meetings being disrupted by "zoombombing," or having uninvited guests show up to Zoom meetings. The link below contains useful tips for keeping your Zoom meetings secure.

 

Use Zoom? Here Are 7 Essential Steps You Can Take To Secure It

Article from Forbes outlining various measures you can take to prevent "Zoom-bombing" and secure your meetings.

 

Tips for Better Video from Home

April 06, 2020

As we adjust to life on screens, it might help to look for tips from videographers and vloggers who have had lots of experience with figuring out how make videos at home. In these videos, Hank Green ( Vlogbrothers) and Chris Nichols (DPReview) explain some easy tips for better video and Zoom sessions.

 

Creating Canvas Videos

April 02, 2020

I made a screencast providing an overview of where and how you can create videos in Canvas. This won't be a replacement for other tools like Kaltura Capture and Zoom, but it might provide a nice way to increase a sense of teacher presence for your students. 

Creating Canvas Videos

A short screencast, posted in Aggie Video, with an overview of creating videos in Canvas. 

 

On Synchronicity

March 31, 2020

My plan for this quarter was to do everything asynchronously. I was going to pre-record mini-lectures for my courses, post them, and then have students respond and hold discussions in Canvas discussion forums.