I wanted to share the link to a video filmed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that describes the Guided Pathways work at Sinclair Community College. After viewing it and learning more about our completion work at Sinclair, feel free to share your views on Guided Pathways!
Hi Michael - (http://somup.com/cbV3DKMgJ) I put together a 15 minute video that walks my students through the MindTap access through the Canvas LMS. The course I demo is for Criminal Justice (of course) but you are welcome to use it if it will help.
What I might suggest is that you create your own walk-through video. All you need is some free software like ScreenCast-o-Matic, or iSpring Free Cam 8, both offer screen capture ability. Here are a couple of short YouTube videos that will introduce you to these tools:
Once you've recorded what you want to use in future courses, I suggest you save it to your Google Drive, Box.com, or DropBox, so you always have access to it. ScreenCast-o-Matic will store videos less than 15min on their server for free, as well as on your local system. iSpring currently only saves to your local system.
I think you'll see how simple it is to do a ScreenCast - but if you have any issues, feel free to reach out and I'll help you through it.
I don't think the ability exists to accept assignments or posting after the due date on MindTap. You have a start and due date. You may Change the due date for the entire class or for selected students.
If you are new to MindTap, I would strongly suggest to avoid changing and accepting late assignments. Of course, there are always a few exceptions to the rule.
What has worked best for me over the last 5 or 6 years is to open all assignments the first week and assign due dates for each chapter. I do not open the last chapter because assignments must be completed before the last journal is submitted. This way, students can read and work ahead at their own rate and enhance their time management skills. So, when students say they were sick and forgot what day it was, I quickly remind them the advantage of working ahead.
I hope this helps.
Yes, you can customize your MindTap assignments by uploading your oww documents. You can move and reorganize your assignments. Also, as you may already know, you can hide assignments from students to allow them to only see what you would like for them to do.
I have this same problem! Here's what you do: with 1Password open, click on 1Password in the upper left and then click on Install Browser Extensions. Then follow the instructions for whatever browser you use most often (although I installed 1password for all my browsers just in case...):
The next time you log into a website, 1Password will ask you if you want it to remember that login. Say yes. Then when you come to that site again but you're not logged into it, just click on the 1Password icon at the top of the Chrome browser (see below) and 1Password will recognize the site and give you its name. Click on it, and you're logged in! I use Diigo a lot, so here's how it looks on Diigo:
Good question. This can be a little tricky but here are the steps:
Here's a little animated GIF I made to go along with the above (click the image below to see the animation):
It is so nice to have you here, Joey! Thank you for all you do. And this really made me smile: "I love watching students who have worked for two years come into that room and shine in their final presentation." Yes! That's what it's all about, isn't it? Happy Friday.
To share with you and others, I have a few tips for personalizing an online class.
I keep my personality in the online environment through making my presence known by video, audio, and text.
When our personalities shine through an online class, students can feel connected to us as instructors.