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Canvas Tips & Tricks

Canvas Tips & Tricks

Student Groups vs. Assignment Group

Student Groups and Assignment Groups in Canvas are two very different features.

Student Groups are a way to organize your students into online groups. Each group in Canvas has its own set of tools to help facilitate collaboration. These tools include a discussion area, pages, files, collaborations, and a shared calendar.

When would I use a student group?

Student groups can be used when you want to give students tools in Canvas that will allow them to collaborate in order to finish an assignment or project. When students are put into groups in Canvas it gives them the ability to turn in a shared group assignment/project. It also allows for you to assign a group grade for the assignment/project.

Assignment groups are simply a way to organize and manage the graded items in your course. For example, you can organize the graded items by groups such as discussions, exams, homework, etc. You can have as many or as few of these assignment groups as needed.

When would I use an Assignment group?

Using assignment groups are a must if you are going to weight your grades or if you would like to drop a low or high score from a group of assignments.

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Turnitin in Canvas

Turnitin in Canvas

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a web-based system that allows student papers to be submitted and checked for plagiarism. The Turnitin system compares student papers with sources available on the Internet, select commercial article databases, and papers submitted at UW or other institutions using Turnitin. For every paper submitted to Turnitin, a unique customized Originality Report is generated. Each report identifies the matches that the system made, which can then be investigated.

The University of Washington has a site license for Turnitin. Canvas instructors can set Assignments that are submitted online to be submitted for a Turnitin check. When submitting such assignments, students will see a note that the assignment will be checked for plagiarism. When the review is complete, instructors receive the unique Originality Report.

How to use it?

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Tegrity Professional Learning Opportunity – From Wherever You Might Be

Tegrity Professional Learning Opportunity – From Wherever You Might Be

Hone your Tegrity skills from wherever you might be. This quarter, Tegrity is offering a series of free online webinars. It’s all About Results: Using Tegrity to Improve Student Performance and Using Data Analytics to Understand Efficacy Tuesday, November 5, 2013 8:45 AM Click Here to Register Student Success and Ease of Use with Tegrity:Read more about Tegrity Professional Learning Opportunity – From Wherever You Might Be[…]

Introducing the Open Learning Lab UW2-140!

Introducing the Open Learning Lab UW2-140!

The Open Learning Lab (OLL) in UW2-140 is the only computer lab on campus dedicated for student use. The OLL currently houses eighteen Windows computers as well as seventeen Apple iMacs that include professional digital media production software (see list below). Currently, the lab is open during regular UW2 building hours: http://www.bothell.washington.edu/safety/hours

   Open Learning Lab Hours M, T, W, Th. 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Friday 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM





Also, the OLL continues to offer digital media production tutoring and Canvas & E-portfolio support 20+ hours a week. Tutoring hours can be found online at: http://www.bothell.washington.edu/learningtech/dml121/calendar

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