Below is a list of videos on setting up your first classroom in Canvas. If you want to go straight to all of the videos you can check out my collections by clicking the “Canvas Collection of Videos on TeacherTube” link below.
Video 0 – What is Canvas? Why are we using it? – In this video I explain the purpose of Canvas and how it can benefit you in the classroom.
Video 1 – Creating a log-in – I go over the specifics of how to create an account for a teacher.
Video 2 – Creating your first course – In this video I give you a rough overview of what your course is going to look like along with setting up our first actual course.
Video 3 – Creating modules (or units) – In this video I walk you through how to create modules, which will hold all of your assignments.
Video 4 – Creating and Editing Your First Assignment – In this video I show you how to use Google Docs with Canvas. I also go over the different submission types available for each student.
Video 5 – Creating a Rubric – In this video I cover how to create a rubric on Canvas. I will also be going over the different options within Canvas to create the actual rubric.
Video 6 – Announcements & Discussions – In this tutorial I walk you through how to create announcements and your very first discussion. In the discussion piece, I give you a strategy on how to evaluate.
Video 7 – Creating a Quiz – Part 1 – Overview and Options – In this video I go over a quiz that was pre-created in Canvas along with all of the different features that come with making a quiz.
Video 8 – Creating a Quiz – Part 2 – Making Your First Quiz – In this tutorial, I show you how to make your first quiz using Canvas. I also go over the different features and what they do.
Video 9 – Setting a Home Page for Your Users – In this tutorial I walk you through the different options for creating a home page. I will also show you how to create your own page and set that as a home page.
Video 10 – Publishing the Modules You Have Created – In this video I walk you through briefly how to publish the module that you have created so that students can see them.
Video 11 – Upload Your Existing Content – Part 1 – In this video I show you what happens when you upload some existing content. In part 2, I will show you how to upload your files with both Google Docs and Word Docs.
Video 12- Upload Your Existing Content – Part 2 – Microsoft Edition – In this video, I show you how to upload your Microsoft content using Canvas and 7-zip.
If you don’t have 7-zip….
Here is a link to get it: http://www.7-zip.org/
Video 12- Upload Your Existing Content – Part 2 – Google Drive Edition – In this video I show you how to upload existing content from Google Drive to Canvas. I will also show you how to create an assignment using the files from Google Drive.
Video 13 – Deleting Content – Let’s say you have uploaded content but you want to get rid of some of it….In this tutorial I show you how to get rid of your content.
Video 14 – Inviting Students/Teachers to Join The Course – In this tutorial I show you how to add students/teachers. I also go over what the email looks like when a student receives it and how they accept the course.
If you are in CPS, and want a comprehensive list of all of your students email address go here (must be in a CPS environment to access i.e. at school)
link ~~~~> adam.fc.cps.edu
Video 15 – Creating a Master Course and Making Copies for Different Sections – In this tutorial I cover how to create a master course for your fellow staff members and how to make copies of each individual course (so that you could have a set course for each particular class).