Teachers using the educational software Canvas can utilize the “conferences” function to hold online classes for the duration of your institution’s ban on face-to-face classes due to the corona virus crisis. Below are step-by-step instructions.
STEP ONE: OPEN CANVAS AND GO TO YOUR SECTION
STEP TWO: GO TO SETTINGS
STEP THREE: GO TOP NAVIGATION TAB (Step One) AND THEN DRAG CONFERENCES TO THE TOP (Step Two)
STEP FOUR: YOUR NAVIGATION MENU SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS
STEP FIVE: NOW SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND HIT SAVE
STEP SIX: CLICK THE CONFERENCE TAB (Step One) AND THEN + CONFERENCE (Step Two)
STEP SEVEN: 1. FILL IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE 2. INVITE THE ENTIRE CLASS. 3. CLICK UPDATE. NOTE: You can unclick the box and invite individual students
STEP EIGHT: CLICK START
STEP NINE: CLICK VIDEO
STEP TEN: YOUR SCREEN SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS
STEP ELEVEN: SHARE COMPUTER SCREEN OR LECTURE URL. Note: If you want students to see a PowerPoint or Photoshop or any other application, click the “Application Window” tab.
NOW STUDENTS SEE THIS
STEP TWELVE: GO TO YOUR LECTURE BROWSER TAB TO SCROLL DOWN AS YOU SPEAK NOTE: Your students will see your scroll. Toggle back and forth as appropriate.
- CLICK HERE for student instructions on how to use the “conferences” tab on Canvas.
- You should alert your students if you are using this function. Schedule a trial run, perhaps.
- You can call on individual students. Ask them to hit the video camera on their screen and they will appear for all to see.
- You can record your conference and reuse it.