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Instructional Design/Technology Newsletter

March 2019

Gradebook Dos and Don’ts

Gradebook Dos and Don’ts

 DO Set an Automatic 0 Setting an automatic 0 will insert a 0 in every cell when the due date has passed. This not only saves you time from having to manually enter a 0, but also ensures the final grade is being calculated correctly. Leaving the cell blank or not...

Don’t Forget To Update Respondus LockDown Browser

Don’t Forget To Update Respondus LockDown Browser

This article contains instructions for both Windows and Mac computers. A recent Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) update must be made to all personal computers before students begin exams that require the software. Older versions of the software can prevent students...

Craig Short joins the Instructional Design/Technology Staff

Craig Short joins the Instructional Design/Technology Staff

The UMKC Instructional Design/Technology group would like to welcome Craig Short as our newest Instructional Technologist. Prior to joining UMKC, Craig worked at  DEG Digital as a Marketing Cloud Specialist, where he delivered virtual and on-site training of...

Canvas Tip: All About Web Browsers

Canvas Tip: All About Web Browsers

Canvas works best when used with the most recent versions of Chrome or Firefox. Other browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari, etc.) can cause issues when using Canvas.   For instructions on how to check for updates to Chrome, visit Chrome’s support page....

How To Create an Assignment That Uses Turnitin

How To Create an Assignment That Uses 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...

Use the Canvas Late Policy to Automatically Enter a 0

Use the Canvas Late Policy to Automatically Enter a 0

How to set missing assignments to a 0: Open the Canvas course. Select Grades in the left-hand course menu. Select the wheel or gear icon in the upper, right-hand corner of the grade center. The Late Policies tab will now appear. Select automatically apply grade for...

Affordable and Open Educational Resources Learning Website Launched

Affordable and Open Educational Resources Learning Website Launched

UMKC Libraries has launched a website, “Affordable & Open Educational Resources: Textbook Affordability at UMKC” in support of the UMKC Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) Committee’s mission to “enhance student academic success through...