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Engaging Students Through Technology 2010

The Weigle Information Commons presents the Third Annual Symposium
Friday, October 15, 2010, 10:30 am to 3 pm

We live today in a state of “continuous partial attention”. Instant access to people and information can both engage and distract us. New tools break down classroom boundaries and change the nature of college education. This year's symposium explores the creative ways faculty are integrating technologies into teaching, the challenges they face, and the disruptive nature of mobile technologies in lecture contexts.

Instructional Technology & Pedagogy Support Services for Faculty

SAS Computing and other groups at Penn offer a variety of services to support the effective use of technology for teaching. 

SAS Computer Labs

 

Moving materials from a Blackboard course site into Canvas

As of 5:00pm on May 30, 2014, you will no longer be able to log in to
Blackboard.   However, it is not necessary to migrate all your course

Creating Piazza in Canvas

Piazza has been integrated into Canvas for courses taught in the School of Arts & Sciences. It is an external tool. Here are instructions for adding Piazza to your Canvas site.

Blogs in Canvas

Campus Pack blogs have been integrated into Canvas as external tools for courses taught in the School of Arts & Sciences. These are the same blogs that have been available in Blackboard. Here are instructions for creating a Campus Pack blog in Canvas and for creating a link to the blog to make it easy for students to find.

Canvas Basics

This page describes the essential basics of Canvas for the instructor who only needs to upload a syllabus and readings.

Request Form for Canvas is Available

An online form to request Canvas course sites is now available. You can access the form at https://dla.library.upenn.edu/siterequest/ or by going to the Libraries’ Courseware home page (http://www.library.upenn.edu/courseware/) and looking for the Course Request Form link on the menu on the left of the page.

After the request is approved and your site is created, you will be able to log in and start working in Canvas.

Things You Really Need to Know about Canvas

Canvas is a great way to post course materials online, to collect assignments, and to communicate with your students.

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