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Instructional Design/Technology Newsletter

January 2019

Don’t Forget to Publish Your Spring 2019 Course

Don’t Forget to Publish Your Spring 2019 Course

Spring 2019 courses are now available in Canvas. In order for your students to access the course site and its contents, you will need to publish the course in Canvas. Follow these instructions on how to publish your course in Canvas. Please note that the publication...

How to Enable/Create a Panopto Folder in Canvas

How to Enable/Create a Panopto Folder in Canvas

Each semester you plan to use the Panopto recorder, you must enable Panopto Recordings in your Canvas course. Enabling Panopto will create a unique Panopto folder for the course.  Log-in to Canvas at http://umkc.instructure.com using your SSO and password. Open the...

Thwart Plagiarism with Turnitin

Thwart Plagiarism with Turnitin

Turnitin is a third-party tool that integrates with Canvas and serves as a plagiarism detection and prevention tool. Turnitin may also be used check grammar, mechanics, and usage in papers. To identify matching content, student submissions are checked against the...

Safari Tech Books Cancelled

Safari Tech Books Cancelled

The UMKC Libraries no longer have access to the database Safari Tech Books Online. If you are a UMKC instructor who has been assigning readings to your students from Safari Tech Books, please contact UMKC Libraries and we will find a replacement option or an...

Using TopHat with Combined Courses/Sections

Using TopHat with Combined Courses/Sections

As the semester starts, many instructors choose to combine courses or sections into one Canvas site. This process moves all the students into one place so the instructor will not have to manage the content in multiple course sites. Accordingly, the Top Hat tool...

End- and Beginning-of-Course Checklists Available for Instructors

End- and Beginning-of-Course Checklists Available for Instructors

As you prepare your course(s) for the upcoming Spring 2019 semester, the Beginning-of-Course Checklist may come in handy to ensure your course is ready to go for student access. Additionally, the End-of-Course Checklist is beneficial when you are nearing the end of...

Expand Your Knowledge of Canvas and Become Certified

Expand Your Knowledge of Canvas and Become Certified

Are you interested in learning more about Canvas or need faculty certification in online teaching and learning? We offer free faculty certification as either a self-paced online or month-long asynchronous online course. Topics covered in the course include the...

Register for the UMKC Online Virtual Conference

Register for the UMKC Online Virtual Conference

Reminder: There is still time to register for the upcoming Virtual Conference on Jan. 15 to explore tools and techniques for teaching in the digital age. Registered attendees can log in to view presentations by local experts in the field, including transitioning from...