Canvas – learning management
- Access and set up Canvas
- What to do at the beginning of the quarter
- Set up a syllabus
- Set up files
- Create announcements
- Create assignments
- Use the Canvas Gradebook
- Create Canvas quizzes
- Student assignment submittal
- Ensure the materials uploaded to Canvas are accessible
- Use Ally, an accessibility tool for Canvas that provides automated feedback on the accessibility of course materials.
- Make use of the Accessibility Checker built into the rich content editor.
- Upload accessible documents and PDFs only. See Accessible Technology’s Creating Accessible Documents.
- Caption any videos you post, if posting videos from other sources, make sure captions are available.
- Avoid using tables (especially if you are only using them for layout purposes).
Zoom – video conferencing
- Use Zoom for classroom or meeting space – Zoom supports teaching and learning activities that you and your students do at the same time. You can use Zoom to schedule and hold class sessions and office hours. Each class session (meeting, in Zoom terminology) gets a link, which you share with your students. At the time/day of the class session, students click the link to join you in Zoom. You can record class sessions and save them to the cloud for students to review.
- Get started – Go to washington.zoom.us and sign into Standard UW Zoom. You might want to invite a colleague to a meeting and have a practice session, trying out various features. Decide on a day and time, open a Zoom meeting, and click the Invite button to invite anyone with a UW Zoom account to join you in your meeting.
- Sign in –Go to washington.zoom.us and sign in to Standard UW Zoom.
- Invite people to a scheduled meeting
- Invite people to an ad hoc meeting – In the Zoom meeting, find the Invite+ button on the bottom of the Zoom screen, then click it. A window will open showing the names of people at the UW who have Zoom accounts. In the field near the top of the window, start typing the name of the person you want to invite. When their name appears, click it. Zoom sends an invitation to join you in your meeting.
- Alternatively, click Copy URL and then paste the meeting link in email or Slack.
- Join a meeting
- Share your screen – When you are in a meeting, find the green Share button on the bottom of the Zoom screen, then click it. A window will open showing several options for sharing. By default, your desktop will be selected. Choose what you want to share. At the bottom of the window, click Share.
- Use Zoom when teaching with Canvas – This UW teaching guide reviews the Zoom interface and explains how to schedule and start online class sessions and set up office hours from within your Canvas course
Panopto – lecture capture
Use Panopto to record and review videos from courses, lectures, and presentations.
- Start recording
- Record offline
- Share recordings in your Canvas course or through Panopto.
- Help students use Panopto to make recordings. They can also submit media recordings in Canvas to an assignment.
- Make copies of old Panopto recordings, and use them for a class. You’ll need to do this at the UW Panopto page.