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Instructional Design/Technology Newsletter

February 2019

Learn to Love Canvas with Upcoming UMKC Online Training Opportunities

Learn to Love Canvas with Upcoming UMKC Online Training Opportunities

We know breaking up with your old LMS can be difficult, but luckily, there is a new love on the horizon! The Canvas LMS will be used across campus and by all faculty and staff in August 2019. If you’d like to learn more about loving Canvas, UMKC Online hosts trainings...

Mend a Broken Link in Your Canvas Course

Mend a Broken Link in Your Canvas Course

Easily check for broken links in Canvas Why do we love this feature? If you have ever encountered a “Page Not Found,” “404 Error,” or similar message while navigating the internet, then you know how frustrating broken links can be. Thankfully, Canvas provides...

My True Love: The Late Policy in Canvas

My True Love: The Late Policy in Canvas

Using the Canvas Late Policy to Automatically Enter a 0 Why do we love this feature? Setting the missing assignments to a 0 works when you set a due date on an assignment. It makes it easy to determine who did not submit the assignment and the zero will automatically...

Kudos Actually

Kudos Actually

One of my favorite features in Canvas is the “message students who...” option in the grade center. This option allows you to send a reminder or kudos to students. To get to the message students who feature, first go to your grades tab then click on the three dots next...

All You Need is Zoom

All You Need is Zoom

Instead of meeting students in your office on campus, virtual office hours with computers can be much more convenient and efficient, especially during this time of the year. You may consider using Zoom, a video conferencing tool free for UMKC faculty members. To get...