UPDATE – “Mobilize Learning with the Canvas Mobile App” Now A Screencast

Couldn’t have timed it better?  I hate to say it, but it’s true.  In the days before the UCET 2020, where this presentation was shared, there was a lot of debate as to whether or not the conference would go on.  Thankfully it did, but unfortunately the COVID-19 virus continued to spread and our state closed all schools for what has now become the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

As a result, more students than ever are accessing Canvas courses and content from their phones and tablets.  Therefore, to support teachers making the shift to remote learning, the “Mobilize Learning with Canvas Mobile Apps” presentation has been produced as a screencast.  In this video you’ll learn:

  • How to modify and adjust Canvas pages to look best on a small screen
  • Create discussions that leverage multimedia
  • Set up assignments that utilize the devices phone to capture student work
  • Build quizzes (Classic and New) that will function best in the Canvas apps
  • Use modules to organize and chunk activities for simpler navigation

So breath, watch, reflect, and contact us at uen.org/development if you need further support or training on using the Canvas Student, Teacher, and Parent Apps.


UCET PRESENTATION, March 10th, 10:15 AM
Ballroom C

As of last week 107,646 students at seventeen Utah High Ed Institutions, and 72,279 K-12 students across the 100 LEA’s in the state of Utah are accessing their online learning materials through the Canvas Mobile App.

But how many educators are designing their course content in Canvas to work well in the mobile environment?  My guess is a very low percentage.  This is based simply on the fact that many of the teachers I work with didn’t know that there was a Canvas Application available to their learners.

In this presentation you’ll see six tips for making your Canvas Content more “Mobile Friendly” along with some tips and tricks for meeting your learners on their phones and tablets.

The slideshow above can also be accessed through this Google Drive Folder along with all of the images and videos included.  Please make a copy of this content and use it as you need to in your schools and learning communities.  You can also request this training for your school via our UEN website – https://www.uen.org/development/request.php


Canvas + Google Docs = Cloud Assignment Success

Google Docs has long been an amazing tool for collecting student writing, fostering collaboration, and teaching authentic efficiency through cloud computing.  During the COVID-19 “Soft School Closures” here in Utah this tool has taken on a new role.  Google Docs is the new paper for teachers and students separated by a fear of Coronavirus germs.

With students and parents struggling to make sense of remote learning classroom solutions the last thing educators want to do is put content and assignments in yet another place online.  For educators using Canvas, it’s easy to add your Google Docs assignments right into your course, collect work from students in one place, and provide feedback (grades).

In this short video screencast I’ll walk you through the process for creating a “Google Docs Cloud Assignment” in Canvas.

Need more help?  The Canvas Guides provide step-by-step instructions with up to date screen-captures and examples.  Click here for more!