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Tip of the Week Videos

  • Zoom Closed Captioning

    Zoom offers auto-generated closed captions for your meetings and recordings. This video shows you how to enable closed captioning and turn it on during Zoom meetings.

  • Canvas Quiz Logs

    If you turn on Canvas Quiz Logs, you will be able to see a timeline of how students progressed through your exam. The log will show how long a student spent on a question, did they change their answer, and did they navigate away from the Canvas Quiz page at any point.

  • Zoom Scheduling Privileges

    You can assign Scheduling Privileges in Zoom if others schedule your Zoom meetings for you. This video shows you how to assign this privilege to another Niagara University faculty or staff member.

  • Adding Zoom to Your Google Calendar Meeting Invitations

    If you prefer using Zoom for your remote meetings, you should install the Zoom for GSuite Add On. This short video shows you how to install the add on so that Zoom appears as an option when scheduling meetings with Google Calendar.

  • Canvas Notes Column in Gradebook

    Instructors can use a Notes column in the Gradebook to keep track of information in their courses, such as extra student information or general notes. The Notes column is not visible to students. This video shows you how to view Notes and enter them.

  • Zoom Client Sign In

    If you have trouble signing in to the Zoom application on your computer's desktop, it's probably because you're using the wrong sign-in field. Niagara University uses a Single Sign On (SSO) System to connect all of their applications.

  • Canvas Assign Field

    To give students different due dates, available from/until dates, or different assignments altogether, open the Canvas Quiz, Assignment, or Discussion board in Edit mode. Navigate down to the Assign field and make the appropriate changes. This video shows you how.

  • Adding a Local Video File to Canvas

    This video shows you how to add an .mp4 video to your Canvas Files library. You can then add this video to Modules, Announcements, Discussions, Assignments, and Quizzes.

  • Save a Lecture Recorded with BigBlueButton/Canvas Conferences

    If you recorded your class meeting or lecture with Canvas Conferences/BigBlueButton, you can save this video to your computer as a local mp4 file. Open the conference recording, click on "video," and then right click to save the video.

  • Create Appointment Slots in Your Canvas Course Calendar

    If you'd like students to sign up for an appointment with you through their Canvas Calendars, this short video shows you to set this up. Only students who are enrolled in your Canvas course will be able to sign up for appointments this way.

  • Check Storage Space Remaining on Canvas

    This video show you how to find out how much storage space you have remaining in your Canvas course and how to request more space if you are getting near the limit.

  • Embedding Videos in Canvas

    In Canvas, instructors can embed videos into Assignments, Discussion Boards, Announcements, and even Quizzes. Embedding videos makes it easier for students to watch your video without having to visit external websites. This short video shows you how to embed a video.

  • Undelete in Canvas

    If you ever accidentally delete something in Canvas, you can recover the deleted item by using the "Undelete" command. Open your Canvas course and add /undelete to the URL. This video shows you how.

  • Snipping Tool

    Need to take a screenshot of a website? The snipping tool is a 3-key command: Windows Key + Shift + S. It allows you to take editable screenshots that you can then paste in to emails, on Canvas, or in documents.

  • Adding a Google Meet to Canvas

    This short video shows you how to add Google Meet to your Canvas course. If you choose to use Google Meet for remote Office Hours or synchronous class meetings, add the link to your Canvas navigation menu.

  • Keeping Your Syllabus Visible

    In Canvas, setting your syllabus document to auto-open as in in-line preview presents the document without the need to download it every time. This short video shows you how to embed your syllabus as an easy-to-read document using the Canvas Syllabus utility.

  • Importing Course Content

    Importing content into new Canvas courses is something most faculty members only do once or twice a year. This short video shows you how to copy content from one of your previous Canvas courses into a new course.

  • Revealing Saved Passwords

    If you have a saved a password for a website on your computer but cannot remember what it is, you can reveal the password by navigating through your browser's settings. This short video shows you how to reveal a saved password on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

  • Distribution Lists of Student Emails

    This video shows you how to quickly set up a distribution list of students' email addresses for each of your courses. Once this is initially set up, it is easy to email all students in your class right from your Gmail Inbox.

  • Turning Emails into Tasks

    If you get a lot of emails that you want to address at a later date and time, consider turning these emails into Tasks. Adding emails to your Google Tasks puts them on your calendar for you to handle at a later date and prompts desktop notifications reminding you to address them.