Information about Canvas, educational technology, instructional design, online education, multimedia, and surveys.

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Canvas for Instructors

Includes information on Canvas, AU's learning management system, for users in an instructor role.

Canvas for Students

Includes information on Canvas, AU's learning management system, for users in a student role.

Kaltura for Instructors

Includes information for instructors on how to use Kaltura, AU's video management system, that is integrated with Canvas.

Kaltura for Students

Includes information for students on how to use Kaltura, AU's video management system, that is integrated with Canvas.

Course Evaluations

Includes information about AU's online course evaluation system, EvaluationKIT

ScreenPal (formerly Screencast-O-Matic)

Includes information on ScreenPal software (formerly known as Screencast-o-Matic).

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Adobe Acrobat PRO DC Action Buttons

This is a tutorial on how to add action buttons in Adobe PDF that save data that has been entered into the PDF.

Changing Profile Picture in Kaltura Virtual Classroom

Instructors can change their profile picture in their Kalura virtual classroom by going to Newrow (the platform that hosts the virtual classroom). After starting a Virtual Classroom Session, the user needs to open up a new tab and go to and click on the profile picture icon to change the profile picture. The profile picture will the same for all virtual courses.

Converting a Word Document into a Canvas Quiz

Instructors can convert a Word Document to an Excel or Google Sheets and then export it as a CSV file convert it to a .QTI file and import it into Canvas as a classic quiz. While this sounds like an extensive process if the instructor only has a Word Document of the questions and answers and doesn't want to directly rebuild the quiz directly into Canvas. This process can save the instructor lots of time.

Converting Video files to MP4 for Free using Any Video Converter

Any Video Converter is a free tool that can convert video files to MP4. After downloading the program, it's a matter of dragging and dropping the files you wish to be converted, selecting the output as MP4 and pressing the convert button.

Cookies Blocked on a Mac

Blocked cookies and cross-site tracking on a mac can prevent websites from loading properly. Turning off these settings and reloading the webpage should fix the issue

Creating Desktop Shortcuts from Webpages

Using Google Chrome, users can create desktop shortcuts that link to web pages. This can be helpful when users want to navigate directly to a webpage by clicking on the desktop shortcut.

Creating Surveys with QuestionPro

A survey is not worth giving unless you’re going to do something with the data and QuestionPro is a tool that gives you a lot of power to analyze your results. This article covers the creation, distribution, and analysis of surveys using QuestionPro for research, student work, and university business.

Google Chromebook Signing In/Out & Guest Browsing Mode

Signing in to a Google Chromebook using your AU Gmail account gives you access to your Google Drive, allows you to download & upload files, and use G Suite Apps such as Google Docs or Google Slides. It's very important that you sign out of the Chromebook after you are finished using it. The Chromebook does have a Guest Browsing mode that lets you browse the web but won't let you access any of the files. Don't forget to sign out when you are finished using the Chromebook.

Google Slides: Audience Q&A

The Google Slides Presenter View has many Audience Tools, such as allowing the presenter to ask questions, the audience to ask questions, allows questions to be voted on and allows questions to be shown live during a presentation. These Audience Tools allow for a more engaging presentation for the audience.

Google Slides: Poll Everywhere Add On

Poll Everywhere can be added to Google Slides as an Add On via Google Chrome browser. This allows Poll Everywhere Activites to be added directly into Google Slides Presentations.

How To Upload an Answer Key in Akindi

Akindi allows instructors to build their own answer keys within the software, however instructors can also upload or copy and paste their answer keys into the Akindi assessments.

LockDown Browser: Duplicating a Test in Canvas

Duplicating a Test in Canvas is a process that takes under three minutes. If a student needs to have a test proctored and LockDown Browser is not an option, however the text was setup using LockDown Browser, then a duplicate copy of the exam will need to be created.

Making Your PDF Accessible

PDF documents are special because they are not meant to be edited easily, but they can also be created in several different ways. Some of the methods for creating a PDF can make them inaccessible for screen readers. This help article explains more.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Poll Everywhere Add On

Poll Everywhere can be added to Microsoft PowerPoint as an Add On via web download from Poll Everywhere. This allows Poll Everywhere Activities to be added directly into PointPoint Presentations and be presented live within the presentation. The Poll Everywhere PowerPoint Add On can be downloaded from the Poll Everywhere home page (after you have logged into your ( Poll Everywhere account.

Moderating (New Format) Quizzes To Give Students Extra Time & Attempts

Sometimes instructors encounter situations where students need extra time or attempts on their assessments. The Quiz Moderation tool allows instructors to grant students extra time and attempts as needed.

Poll Everywhere Guide

This is an introductory guide to Poll Everywhere Free edition

Quickly Edit Multiple Assignment Dates at the same time

Each semester instructors like to pull content into their new courses from prior semesters, often times the due and availability dates need to be adjusted to match the the current semester (i.e. you don't want your students to submit an assignment that was due last year). With the bulk edit feature; assignments, quizzes, tests, exams and discussions can all be adjusted from a single page.

Setting missing Assignments to Zero in the Gradebook

The Missing Submission policy lets you automatically apply a grade for all missing submissions in the Gradebook. A submission is labeled missing when the due date has passed and it has not been submitted. Only submissions with a status of Missing will be affected by the Missing Submission policy. The Missing Submission policy is set per course.

Student Interactions Report

The Student Interactions Report allows you to see and evaluate the interactions between you and those enrolled in your course. You can access this information from the Grades page in Course Navigation or the People page for a specific course.

Upload Test Questions as a PDF to Akindi

This article guides instructors on the process of how to upload a PDF as the questions for an Akindi assessment.

Viewing a Class Photo Roster in AccessAU Academics

Instructors are able to see a page with the photos of the entire class within AccessAU Academics.