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Accessibility Communication Lectures Videos

Upload a MS Teams Recording to Yuja and Generate Auto-Captions

When you record a meeting in Teams, that recording is automatically available to all of the members of that team. Unfortunately, Teams does not generate auto-captions for recordings and it does not support embedding them in a Canvas course. Resolving this is simple, but it requires a few extra steps. Uploading the videos to Yuja […]

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Accessibility Quizzes/Tests

Add Time to a Quiz for a Specific Student

Additional time on a quiz is often something required by accommodations or other conditions. Once you have set up your quiz in Canvas, including the allowed time for all students, you can easily change that time requirement for select students without editing the rest of the class. Instructions are included for both Classic and New […]

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Communication Lectures Timely Tutorials Videos

Embed Videos from YuJa

Sometimes the best way to reach your students is with a video from you, their instructor. You can easily embed videos from YuJa anywhere the Rich Content Editor box and toolbar appears in Canvas. There are two ways to approach the embedding of a YuJa video. One begins within YuJa and the other stays entirely […]

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Accessibility

Use the Canvas Accessibility Checker

The Accessibility Checker is a tool within Canvas that can assess the accessibility of content created in the Rich Content Editor. This guide will show you how to use the Accessibility Checker as well as the gaps in the assessment. Directions Using the Accessibility Checker Click the Accessibility icon below the right corner of the […]

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Accessibility Lectures Videos

Edit Auto-Captions on YuJa Videos

Videos uploaded to YuJa receive automatic captions, though it may take a few hours for them to appear after processing. This is an excellent feature which will save you lots of time! However, not all of the captions will be accurate- it’s a computer and cannot know your exact vocab or speech perfectly. Thankfully, editing […]

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Accessibility

Add Alt Text in Canvas

Before reading this guide, be sure to familiarize yourself with Alternative Text Guidelines and Best Practices. Alt-text is an important component for any image you use in your course to ensure accessibility to students using screen readers, as well as to meet institutional standards. Directions Option 1: Change the Image File Name In Canvas, the file […]

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Canvas Tools Readings/Content Timely Tutorials

Convert Files (PPT, PDF, Word) to Canvas Pages

Using Pages is the best way to distribute material within Canvas. Pages are built to work with web browsers, so they display better and cooperate with multiple platforms (different browsers, different device types, etc.) better than downloadable files. Another advantage is the ability to edit Pages right in Canvas. So if you need to update […]

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Readings/Content

Insert Images using the Rich Content Editor

Images within a page, assignment, discussion, or quiz create a dynamic and engaging visual for students. Images are also a crucial component of visual learning. Note: The Rich Content Editor is used throughout Canvas; Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus all feature large text boxes with a tool bar across the top where text and […]

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Accessibility Quizzes/Tests

Use Accommodation Settings on Quizzes

An accommodation is a change to the learning environment or conditions to better help a certain student learn. Canvas allows instructors to provide accommodations such as extra time and extra quiz attempts to their students using the Quiz Moderation feature. Note: this feature is only available for published quizzes. Directions Accommodations in Classic Quizzes Go to MSU […]