- In Canvas go to Grades. At the top near the Assignment title click the 3 dots and chose... "Message students who..."
Pros - perfect for specific/individual assignments!
Cons - does not send to parents
- In Grade book
Go to your class. Top left click the e-mail icon. Chose recipients Include Progress reports, attendance...) Pros - can include a progress report, include "parents"
Cons - No record of it as it comes from grade book
- In Grade book
Go to Reports, chose GSD Preferred Student e-mail
Three options of student e-mails "preferred", GSD, Google e-mail address in pdf or xls formats
Pro - Clicking on the @email.com opens YOUR e-mail program to send. There will be a record of it.
Cons - It's another file for you to keep somewhere. Do not add them to your contacts - there's too many!
Three Great WAYS!
How to set your contacts (for notifications) in Canvas. By default it is set to your @graniteschools.org account. YES, students have one of those too. Log in to www.office.com to check it. However add whatever e-mail want but make sure it is one you do check. I HIGHLY suggest your @granitesd.org acct. since you log in to Google quite often.
Videos should be embedded into canvas! That "forces" the students to watch the video in your Canvas page. If you just put a link to a video for students to click on... you just sent the kid the movie theater and expect them to come back!
1. Find the embed code.
2. In Canvas....
Create your page or assignment, then click the video icon in the edit box and select embed. Paste. Click OK. this will keep you students in "Class" and not wandering around the "theatre"... aka being sent to YouTube!
These are in order of preference for Teacher - Student conversations
Good ideas from the Chariot Group.
15 Video Conferencing Personal Etiquette & Protocols
10 Video Conferencing Etiquette Operational Protocols
Whoa Bad me! Totally forgot about PBL.
Yes, you will have to use gradebook to enter PBL scores. Sorry!
Also understand the point of this is for you to NOT enter scores or assignments twice!
Gradebook has 2 required uses.
So right now you do not need to even log in to it. All your assignments are and should be completed in Canvas. And Canvas only. Assignments will push to Gradebook. I have always had people ask about assignments that are not completed "electronically" or in Canvas. Not a problem. Put scores in Canvas - Stay out of Gradebook!
I am seeing teachers put content in Canvas as an assignment, then go to GSD Gradebook and adding the same assignment to enter scores. You're working to hard and adding too much data! Just record the scores in Canvas. Either in the Grades screen above or in Speed Grader below.
You can now add Google Hangouts Meet DIRECTLY in to your Canvas class. You can add it anywhere but if you want students "live" it may be best add to your calendar if you want students to know when your it is. In my example below I added it to a page, but you can add it to most editable items in Canvas. It is just a code/link for them to click.
UPDATE on 3/30 I do not see the external tool icon in the calendar editing box. I would make a page with YOUR hangout info on to store... Then make a calendar item and copy and paste YOUR hangouts info into the text box.
To see which students have logged to your class recently teachers can.