Canvas Tips & Tricks – Series 3

To help you maximize the new features in Canvas, the Instructional Consulting office will post a series of Canvas Tips & Tricks. These tips are to help you make use of all the great features of Canvas.

Tip 1: Echo360 Video Tool

Echo360 is the lecture capture and personal capture tool. Echo360 captures audio, video, and computer content in classrooms or on personal computers, and distributes that content on the web or via direct download links.

Using Echo360 instructors can record their lecture and/or slides. It also provides a simple video editing tool. In addition, Echo360 offers a variety of analysis tools. functions. Students and instructors can have a direct access to Echo360 recordings from within Canvas.

Echo360 Video Capture at Indiana University

Echo360 Video Capture at Indiana University

Any user with an IU account can log into Echo360 to view recordings provided by instructors. To request an Echo360 Classroom Capture recording of a class you teach, fill out and submit the Request a Classroom Lecture Recording form

For more information on how to use Echo360, see the Echo360 Guide

Tip 2: Scheduler Tool

Scheduler is part of the calendar and allows you to create appointment groups (collection of individual appointments) that students can sign up for.

To access the Scheduler tool, open Calendar in global navigation.

Global Navigation Menu

Global Navigation Menu

Open Scheduler by clicking on ‘Scheduler’

Open Scheduler

Open Scheduler

Create an Appointment Group using the button on the right side of the screen.

Create an appointment group

Create an appointment group

Edit Appointment Group by adding information for your appointments.

Edit Appointment Group

Edit Appointment Group

For more information on how to use Scheduler, see the Canvas Scheduler Guide.

Tip 3: Anonymous Polling

An ungraded survey allows you to get opinions or other information from your students. You can use ungraded surveys for anonymous polling.

Ungraded Quiz can be used as an anonymous survey tool

An ungraded quiz can be used as an anonymous survey tool

For more information on how to use Quiz tool for survey, see the Canvas Survey Guide.

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