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Video Quizzes the CTLD Way

Lecturing in class is a live performance. With your students in front of you, you can immediately gauge their understanding of the material by asking them questions or pausing to give them time to reflect. The feedback from students to the instructor, and vice versa, is a valuable part of ensuring learner comprehension. But, how […]

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Instructional Media Spotlight

Overview Have you ever sat in a classroom or a Teams call that featured a presentation that was littered with gimmicky transitions and images or graphics that had nothing to do with the content? How about sitting through a 45-minute video lecture that really only had about 15 minutes worth of relevant content? As viewers, […]

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Canvas Spotlight: Create High-Quality Course Videos

Imagine you are putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Let’s say this puzzle has all the necessary pieces but they don’t have any images or colors on them. Alternatively, what if you have all of the images and colors on each piece to put them together, but you are missing a few pieces and some just […]

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Assignments

Use the Canvas Audio/Video Recorder

Students benefit from opportunities to demonstrate mastery of your course’s content in a variety of mediums. Multimedia submissions are a fantastic way to offer learners the means to do this in a dynamic and personalized way. The Canvas Audio/Video Recorder is a tool students can use to record themselves in order to submit an assignment. […]

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Multimedia Assignments

What if your favorite restaurant only prepared and served one dish, regardless of the time or occasion? No matter the quality of the dish, the expertise of the chef, or type of cuisine, all parties involved will eventually find themselves disinterested and unengaged from the food.  Maybe worse than becoming disinterested in your favorite restaurant […]

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Incorporate YuJa Into Your Canvas Course

Like Frankenstein needed electricity to bring his creation alive, we too need to energize our content to bring it to life. No matter how fascinating a subject material is, it’s your unique presence as an instructor and use of multimedia that makes it appealing, relevant, and genuine. As our world continues adjusting to online learning […]

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Create Presentations Using Multimedia Principles

Every educator’s goal is to hold their students’ attention for as long as possible. This is often challenging, but the learning materials we create can be designed to improve each learner’s focus as well as their ability to recall information later. Well designed presentations are informative, engaging, and minimize the fatigue learner’s can experience. By […]

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Videos

Embed a Video on a Page

Videos can be a great way to get complex ideas or concepts across to your students. This tutorial describes how to embed a video, such as a YouTube video, on a Canvas page. Using pages provides a wonderful opportunity to include some much-needed context around your video in the form of an introductory paragraph (gain […]