New Canvas enhancements page

For all of you Canvas learning management system users, I have compiled all of my favorite Canvas enhancements onto one page. The page is listed as a link in the top horizontal menu for easy access. If there is anything… Read moreNew Canvas enhancements page

Dropbox Capture: New screen recording tool

There is no shortage of screen/webcam recording tools. It occurred to someone at Dropbox that if so many people are uploading their recordings to Dropbox and sharing links to those recordings, wouldn’t it be easier if recordings were automatically saved… Read moreDropbox Capture: New screen recording tool

MS PowerToys new features: Text extractor, quick accent, and screen ruler

In spring of 2022, I wrote about some of the very cool features in MS PowerToys for Windows 10 and 11, such as highlighting the mouse pointer (very handy with three screens) and creating fixed zones on the desktop to… Read moreMS PowerToys new features: Text extractor, quick accent, and screen ruler

Creating a Canvas quiz from a spreadsheet

A colleague recently received a question bank from a publisher as a CSV (spreadsheet) file. He wondered how to get those questions into Canvas. It takes a few steps, but there is a way. For those of you hate all… Read moreCreating a Canvas quiz from a spreadsheet

Zoom update: 5.11.0

Zoom has released a new manual update. You can get it from their download center. There’s not much here that is especially exciting for instructors. Here are a few highlights. If you’d like the full list, visit Zoom’s release notes… Read moreZoom update: 5.11.0

JournalTOCs: Stay current with your favorite research journals

In the years before the Internet, at the first college I worked at as faculty, the library had a table of contents service. You could tell them what journals you were interested in, and when a new print copy of… Read moreJournalTOCs: Stay current with your favorite research journals

Canvas course nicknames and all courses sort

There are many things I like about the Canvas learning management system. The inability to sort courses into folders is not one of them. In this blog post, we’ll use a built-in Canvas feature and a James Jones Tampermonkey script… Read moreCanvas course nicknames and all courses sort

Need to sacrifice a digital goat?

There are many reasons your technology may not be working. If you’ve cleared your web browser’s cache and rebooted, and your technology is still not working, sacrificing a digital goat to the tech gods may help. It certainly can’t hurt…. Read moreNeed to sacrifice a digital goat?

Email me when a webpage changes

I want to know when content on certain webpages changes. For example, Zoom posts information about their software updates on their release notes page. If this were the 1990s, I wouldn’t mind popping over there every week or so to… Read moreEmail me when a webpage changes

Change color of Google Drive folders

For all of you Google Drive fans and everyone else who is forced to use Google Drive against your will, take some time today to color code your folders. Perhaps you want to more easily see which Google Drive account… Read moreChange color of Google Drive folders