Videos & Guides

Using Niagara University's Classroom Technology

Canvas Video Guides

The link above connects you to the Canvas LMS Video Guide page. Scroll to the "instructor" section to find a list of handy how-to videos.

Faculty Development Training Videos 

  • Niagara University's Classroom Technology

    This video shows how to use Niagara University's Classroom Technology systems, including how to raise/lower the screen, powering on/off the projector, using the document camera, and switching among inputs.

  • Faculty Information for SumO at Niagara University

    This video shows faculty members how new Purple Eagles register for Summer Orientation and begin building their Fall schedules.

  • Canvas ZoomProd: Schedule Recurring Class Meetings

    This video shows you how to schedule class meetings via Canvas ZoomProd.

  • Camera Systems in Retrofitted Classrooms

    This short video provides an overview on our new instructional technology, including the camera systems in our newly retrofitted rooms.

  • Canvas Features That Support Academic Integrity

    There are two features that can help you monitor students' engagement with your Canvas course's content, and ultimately support academic integrity. These are the student's Participation/Page Views Score and the student's Access Report.

  • Creating PDFs From Handwritten Documents Using Your Phone

    It’s easy to turn handwritten documents into PDFs and then load them into your Canvas Course. This video shows you how using two apps: Canvas Teacher and CamScanner.

  • Print to PDF

    Whenever you choose to print something- a page on a website, photo, etc.- you have the option to turn this item into a PDF. Knowing how to use the Print to PDF Command can be helpful if you need to share resources with others. This short video shows you how to turn a page on a website into a PDF.

  • Loom: A Free Screencast Program

    Loom is a free and easy-to-use screencast program. This short video shows you how to setup Loom and begin recording.

  • Add Signature to PDFs

    You can add your signature to your Adobe Acrobat Reader application to easily sign documents. This eliminates the need to print out documents, sign them by hand, and then scan them back in. This short video shows you how to add a signature to PDFs.

  • Using Google Meet

    Google Meet is a great way to web conference with individuals outside of the University. This short video shows you how to schedule a Google Meet in your Calendar and invite guests. It also shows how to share your screen, add closed captioning, and record your meeting.

  • Canvas Quizzes

    This video covers protecting the integrity of your assessment by selecting different options and using question groups. It also covers creating different item types, linking to Item Banks, extending due dates and time limits for individual students, and evaluating written responses in SpeedGrader.

  • Creating Appointment Slots for Advisement or Office Hours

    In Google Calendar, you can create Appointment Slots and invite students to sign up for one-on-on meetings. You can also add web conferencing to these appointments via Google Hangouts Meet.

  • Canvas Conferences- Instructor

    This video- produced by BigBlueButton- introduces the Instructor experience of Canvas Conferences.

  • Canvas Conferences- Student

    This video- produced by BigBlueButton- introduces the student view of a Canvas Conference.

  • Student Video Assignments

    In Canvas, instructors can collect gradable video presentations from students using Discussions and Assignments: Media Recordings.

  • Canvas Conferences

    Canvas Conferences are a great way to connect with students or teach your course from a distance.

  • Grade Posting Policy

    Instructors who want to hide grades from their class why they work on their grading must now change the Assignment's Grade Posting Policy. This utility has replaced the "Mute Assignment" feature in the new Canvas Gradebook.

  • Hide Students’ Grade Totals

    If you only use the Canvas Gradebook for some of your students’ grades, consider hiding their total grades. This will eliminate potential confusion and encourage students to calculate their total grades for themselves using the guidelines in your syllabus.