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Portfolium Resources

Portfolium FAQs

 


What is Portfolium?

Portfolium is a public space where students (and faculty!) can demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout their educational career! Learn more at https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/what-is-portfolium/a-digital-portfolio-platform.

 


How do I login to Portfolium?

Quick Answer

Easy! There are two ways to get to your account.

Option 1: If you’re already logged into Canvas, use the link inside one of your courses.

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Option 2: Set up your account and login through https://portfolium.com/login

Haven’t created your account yet? No problem!

Go to https://portfolium.com/join and use your Goucher email address to set up your own password. Your Portfolium account will remain your personal account after you graduate and is separate from all other Goucher accounts.

For more information, check out Portfolium’s help guide: https://help.portfolium.com

 


Where can I get help?

Visit the Protfolium Help Center anytime to get advice and answers to  your Portfolium questions!

Need one-on-one help? Not a problem! To get assistance ASAP, click the blue conversation bubble in the bottom right of the Portfolium web site page to start a live chat with Portfolium’s Help Desk.

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How can I make a Portfolium assignment in Canvas (faculty)?

To create a new Portfolium Assignment you must first create the assignment through Canvas and then follow-up the final configuration in Portfolium. The pdf below is a handy guide to help walk you through this process.

Creating a Portfolium Assignment through Canvas

Check out our Portfolium video tutorial for more guided instructions!

For further details visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17903-917701153957


How do I grade an assignment in Portfolium (faculty)?

Instructors will be notified in both Canvas and in the Portfolium EDU Platform when students have submitted their assignments. Instructors must go to their Course and Open the Assignment to launch the assignment in the Portfolium  EDU platform to grade the assignment.

Grading a Portfolium Assignment

Check out our Portfolium video tutorial for more guided instructions!

For further details visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17892-917701155409


Where can I submit my Portfolium Assignment (student)?

Quick Answer:

Login to Canvas > Go to your Canvas Course > Click on the “Assignments” tab > Select the specific Assignment that has been assigned > Click the “Load Portfolium Assignment in a new window” tab to be redirected to the Assignment Details page in Portfolium.

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For further details visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17776-917701155410

 

 


Can I add my Resume (and other stuff) to my Portfolium  (student)?

To edit your Profile section, you must first login to Portfolium. Once you are logged in you can add and edit your profile’s information such as Education, Volunteer Work, Accomplishments, and more!

Just pick and choose which modules you’d like to add to your profile. You can even upload a resume you’d like to share,  as well as edit and attach work samples into your portfolio to show off some of your great work!

For more details visit:

 


How do I make a collaborative project?

Want to highlight the collaboration done in a project? No problem!

Teammates in Portfolium are the collaborators, friends, and classmates that you’ve worked with on a project. Just tag them in you entry to show who you’ve collaborated with (Note: the tag entry you make will show up in your teammate’s  Portfolium as well).

To tag your teammate(s) in your entry,  just add the name(s) of your teammate(s) in the Teammates section near the bottom of page when in Project Editor mode (Note: the teammates you tag must be a member of Portfolium).

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For further details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/projects/tagged-teammates


 

What’s the best way to find information on Portfolium?

We’re glad you asked! Maybe you’re looking for a specific person, a job, or even a specific skill inside someone’s portfolio. To help you out, we made this really short video with tips on how to find what you’re looking for.

For further details, visit: https://portfolium.com/discover


How do I find someone else’s portfolio?

Portfolium accounts are easy to find using the search area at the top of the screen. If you’re already logged in, you’ll find it at the top left. You can also bypass the login screen by going directly to http://portfolium.com/discover.

Portfolium Search Bar

For further details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17760-914801149805


What’s so special about skills, as opposed to tags? Hint: One is a filter inside a portfolio

Skills are a great way for viewers to filter specific skills used in projects that you have submitted to your portfolio. The “Search Your Skills” tool is useful when you want to quickly navigate to an entry in you portfolio that you have tagged with a specific skill.

For example, you’d like to show a professor an example of your “Writing” and “Teamwork” skills. Just go to your Profile > navigate to the “Skills” section> and click on  your specific skill to filter your work.

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For more, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17844-914801148317

Tags (Hashtags), can be added by students to help describe entries they’ve made in their portfolio. It’s also a great way to associate a project with topics on Portfolium.

For more details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17877-914801149587

 


Is there a way to share my Portfolium profile to outside users?

Quick Answer: Yes! Once you’ve register to Portfolium, you will be given an auto-generated personal URL of your Portfolium profile (Note: Your Portfolium profile and entries must be set to public in order to make your profile link accessible).

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For further details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17822-914801149807

 

 


What is the difference between my Portfolium profile and portfolio (student)?

Think of your Portfolium profile as an introduction to you; it’s a place where you can show your past and current work experience, course work, activities, accomplishments and more. It’s all about what makes you unique!

Your Portfolium portfolio is place where you can showcase all of the great work you’ve completed over you educational career. Think of it as a place where you can provide digital proof of your skills, experiences, and achievements over time. You can include documents, videos, graphics and more!

For more details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/profile/profile-section 


 

Why aren’t my students listed after I’ve created my Portfolium assignment (faculty)?

Quick Answer: Student names will begin to appear in the assignment status page once they have opened that assignment. After that point, you will begin to see those students’ names associated with their assignments and their assignment status (“unsubmitted”/”submitted”) in the assignment status page.

For more details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17892-917701155409

 


How can I adjust an assignment’s visibility?

By default, assignments made are set to “Private” until they are submitted. When an assignment is submitted, the assignment becomes public. Instructors have the capacity to change the default privacy settings into one of the following options:

  • Promote the student work submission – Assignment stays private after submission but can be changed by the student
  • Keep the student work private after submission – Assignments stay private forever but student can access a private link
  • Student work is sensitive and can not be shared – Assignments stay private forever 

To change the privacy settings of an assignment:

  1. Click on the “Advanced Options” located at the bottom of the assignment page when in edit mode.

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2. Select the Assignment Visibility option desired for the assignment

3.  Click “Create Assignment” to save.

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How can I change my project’s visibility setting?

Adjust the privacy options of your entries by using the settings cog in the upper-right hand corner in your entry detail’s page.

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You can adjust your entries to have one of the four visibility options:

  • Public – Anyone on or off Portfolium
  • Portfolium Members – Anyone on Portfolium
  • Connections – Your connections on Portfolium
  • Private – Only you

 

For further details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17851-914801149593

 

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Canvas Instructor Quick Tips

How Do I…?


Finding your Courses 

Not all of your courses will appear in your Dashboard. Usually published courses appear on the dashboard after the course start date, but there are scenarios that may prevent this from happening automatically. To find all of your course enrollments navigate to the Courses (sidebar on left) > All Courses. You will then be redirected your “My Courses” page where it will provide a list of Past and Future Enrollments. 

Please note: My courses will also indicate if your courses are Published or Unpublished.

In the All Courses section, you can customize your course list by marking courses as “Favorites.” Favorites will then be displayed in your Canvas Dashboard. Note that the Dashboard will only display 20 course cards at a time.

For further details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12972-4152719649


Course Availability 

Students can only participate in a course between the course’s start and end dates. “Participation” includes assignments, discussions, and quizzes, etc. These dates are set by the Registrar but can be changed by the instructor in the course settings if needed. The easiest way to allow participation before or after the dates set in Course Settings is to de-select the “Students can only participate in the course between these dates” checkbox located below the course’s start and end dates.

For further details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12907-415257088


Publish my course (make available to students)

Only published courses can be seen by students. Courses are unpublished when created, so faculty must take this step to allow student access. Courses can also be unpublished up until there is a graded submission.

Course > Home > Publish (available in sidebar on the right)

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10395.

Note that once a course is published, instructors can still hide specific content from students until you wish for that content to be seen. Each module and each item in your course has a green/gray indicator next to it. If the indicator is a green cloud with a checkmark, that item is published and available to students. If the indicator is a gray cloud, the item is unpublished and hidden from student view. Click here to see more on this topic.


Send an announcement

Announcements are sent to students through their notification preferences, which can be received as email, text, or a Canvas inbox message. They are also saved to Canvas in the Announcements area of each course, which acts similarly to a discussion forum. Students can access all course announcement posts from this area.

Course > Announcements > +Announcement

Note: The course must be published for students to receive announcement notifications.

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10405


Edit profile and notification settings

Your profile can be edited in many ways to share information about yourself and establish ways to contact you through Canvas. Canvas notifications can also be customized to your specifications.

Click Account icon on the navigation panel > Choose “Settings” or “Notifications”

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From Settings, you can …
* Change your profile picture by clicking on the image already there.
* Add a personal email or get text notifications sent to your phone using  “Ways to Contact” on the right.
* Note: Name changes can be done in MyGoucher and this will update Canvas. 


Send an email to one or more students

Canvas does not technically have built-in email. It has a messaging system tied to users’ notification preferences. This messaging system is called “Conversations” by Canvas. By default, messages (or “conversations”) are sent to the assigned Goucher email address. Messages will not be sent through email if the course is not yet published, or if the user has turned off this setting.

Click Inbox icon on navigation panel > Compose New Message icon > Select a course > Open Address Book > Select recipients by role or individually > Finish and Send

Compose message icon:

Compose message icon

Address Book icon (course must be published for students to be listed):

Address Book icon

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-9979.

NOTE ABOUT ATTACHMENTS – Attachments are included in email messages sent FROM Canvas, but not the other way around. If sending an attachment, use the Canvas Inbox rather than replying to a Canvas message from regular email.


Request a Teaching Assistant or other user be added to my course

Students and teachers are enrolled into Canvas courses automatically through the Registrar’s Office. Enrollment changes made in MyGoucher should be reflected in Canvas within 12 hours.

Instructors who need to have additional users added to their course(s) should email the Information Technology Help Desk at helpdesk@goucher.edu for assistance. Student requests to be added to a course will not be considered – the request must come directly from a faculty member. Please include the course code, full name of the user to be added, and the role listed below that should be assigned to each user. NOTE: Students auditing a course must go through the Registrar’s Office. 

Teaching Assistant  – TA’s have most of the same permissions as instructors including grading
Course Designer – Course designers can assist with content but not grading
Guest Guests can view published content and users, and can post to discussions, but cannot otherwise edit or participate
Observer
– Observers can view published content only (not grades or users)


View my course as a student

When an instructor views a course as a student, a unique Test Student is added to the course. This Test Student will appear in the grade book, allowing instructors to test everything including grades. Teachers can also reset the Test Student account, erasing all recorded submissions to start over from scratch.

Course > Settings > Student view (from panel on right)

Use the colored panel that now appears at the bottom of the screen to reset the Test Student account or return to your normal view.

Student view indicator bar

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10058-415261153.


Cross-list multiple course sections (previously called Master Courses)

Use these instructions to combine enrollment from multiple courses into one. Instructors can only cross-list their own courses. Please contact helpdesk@goucher.edu if you need to cross-list courses assigned to multiple instructors.

Let’s say you are teaching multiple sections of MAT222 this semester and you want all your sections to share a single course in Canvas. First, choose one section to be the Parent – the one that holds all the materials. The other sections become Child courses, meaning their enrollment is redirected to a Parent course.

  1. Write down the Goucher course code for the Parent course (the one you will use to hold all enrollments). For example, MAT222.001.18FA is a valid course code.
  2. Navigate in Canvas to a Child course (one that should be linked to the Parent).
  3. Go to Settings > Sections tab > Click on the link to the section listed there (DON’T SKIP THIS STEP).
  4. Select the Cross-List This Section button from the top right.
  5. Type the Parent course code into the first search box. Don’t use the 2nd box because that’s a different course ID field.
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  6. Select Cross-List This Section button.
  7. Repeat steps 2-5 for any additional sections to be added to the Parent course.

You can confirm all combined sections by going to the Parent course > Settings > Sections.

For more details, including information on re-cross-listing and de-cross-listing, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10885


Organize content into Modules

Modules organize different types of content into sub-sets of materials or activities. Modules can be organized based on weeks or subjects.

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For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10286-415257079.


Change the Course Navigation

Instructors can customize the course navigation panel on the left to hide unused items from students. This is highly recommended as a way to reduce confusion for your students by only displaying items they need. If you are using MODULES to organize content, you can hide repetitive options such as ASSIGNMENTS, FILES, PAGES, etc. Hidden items appear grayed-out to instructors.

Go to Course > Settings > Navigation
Either drag items to the very bottom to hide, or click the gear icon next to an item and select DISABLE.

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10286-415257079.


Add information (assignment, document, image, link, etc..) to a module

Canvas modules can include many different types of content. You can add items that already exist in your course, or you can create new items directly from the module.

Course > Modules > “+” button

To the right of each module name are buttons for renaming (pencil), adding content (+-sign), and editing (gear). Select the +-sign icon to add a new item to that module. Choose the type of content to be added (assignment, quiz, discussion, etc..).

For items you’ve already created in the course – Existing items will appear for you to select.

For new items that don’t already exist in the course – To add an entirely new item, select the “New” option at the top of the list. For example, if Assignments is selected, choose “New Assignment”.

Note: Check the published status of any items you add to modules, especially those items you want to stay hidden.

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10061-415267000


View a course after its end date

Courses that have ended will no longer appear on the Dashboard. You can find them by going to COURSES > ALL COURSES on the navigation panel.

 


Add a file, link, or image

Method One: Files on the navigation panel
This area allows you to upload files and easily organize your files using folders. You can drag and drop files into your folders to keep your content organized.

Go to Course > Files > Upload or +Folder

Method Two: The Content Selector
The Content Selector appears with the Rich Content Editor and is available in most areas where you would upload content. Use the tabs to select Links, Files, or Images. Choose an existing item already listed, or choose the New button to add/upload new content. When you click on any item in the Content Selector, a link to that item is added to the text area you are editing.

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Course > Edit a page, assignment, discussion, etc.. > Select the desired tab (Links, Files, or Images) > Add New or Upload > Click on new item

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10443.


Create a Page

Instructors have the capability to create a page where they can add text, links, files, images and embedded videos in their Canvas courses similar to a web-page. A page in Canvas can be used to organize small areas of the course which then can be added to a related module. Pages are not separate files, therefore instructors will have access to edit their pages throughout their semesters. You can also set one of your pages to be your Course Home Page (see below for further instructions).
Course > Page > + Add Page

 Add a home page with a banner

A “page” in Canvas is a web page that can contain pictures, text, links, embedded videos, etc. You can also set one of your pages to be the Course Home Page.

Step 1: Create Front Page

Go to Pages> +Page > Edit and save (return to list of pages) > Click gear next to page name > Set As Front Page

When editing this page, use the toolbar to add your course banner and any introductory information you wish.
Note: Only published pages can be set as the Course Home Page.

Step 2: Set Page as Home Page

Go to Home > Select CHOOSE HOME PAGE on the right > select Page (front page)

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10458


 Upload or Record Canvas Studio videos

Canvas Studio is video sharing tool designed by the creators of Canvas. Instructors and students can share comments on a timeline for any video uploaded to Canvas Studio – from YouTube or any other source – making Canvas Studio an interactive tool within a course. Canvas analytics are also available to instructors for videos shared through Canvas Studio.

To add a video to your library

Select Canvas Studio from the main navigation panel > Optional: Choose a course from the menu (3-lines) icon at the top left > Click the Add or Record button.

To share a video with students

Edit an assignment, a page, a discussion, etc. and select the Canvas Studio tool from the toolbar.

Embed Video from Toolbar

If the Studio icon (1) is not visible, select the More icon (2) first to choose Studio from a list.

For further instructions, visit our Arc Resource page.

 


Add a link to a library resource

  1. Go to the library resource you want to use and find the Permalink (usually found by clicking the text PERMALINK, SHARE, or EMBED depending on the page). Copy it to your clipboard.
  2. Go into your Canvas course and go to Modules.
  3. Click the gray “+” icon to add an item. (Click the “+Module” icon if you need a new module first.)
  4. From the dropdown, select “Add External Url”
  5. Paste the Permalink in the “URL” box and click Add Item.

Special Note: If the Permalink does not include the prefix “https://goucher.idm.oclc.org/login?url=” you will need to add this prefix before the link will work off campus. For example, to link to JSTOR from off campus you would need to change the original url, http://www.jstor.org/action/showAdvancedSearch, to https://goucher.idm.oclc.org/login? url=http://www.jstor.org/action/showAdvancedSearch.

For more information, visit http://libraryguides.goucher.edu/offcampus.


Add an assignment (online or otherwise)

Assignments can have different submission types including:

  • Online – can be a text entry, file upload, web link, or media recording
  • On Paper – use for anything not submitted online, such as written papers, presentations, performances, etc.
  • External Tool – use for special apps such as Atomic Learning training, Campus Pack blogs, wikis, journals, or podcasts, or any special activity app configured for your course.*

Go to Course > Assignments > +Assignment

* When “External Tool” is selected, click on the Find button to select from a list of tools configured in Canvas.

Other types of activities can also be considered assignments and graded, such as discussions or quizzes, and these can be added from their respective areas on the navigation panel. Graded activities can also be added directly from the Modules area.

TIP: To create a reflective journal, use these instructions to create an online assignment set to “Text”. Canvas allows students an unlimited number of submissions for teachers to see and grade, but only the grade given to the most recent submission is recorded in the grade book (meaning the grade you give should be cummulative rather than a grade for each individual entry to be added together later).


Add a discussion

By default, discussions are created as focused discussions that only allow students to post a single response of their own with multiple replies to others. To create a threaded discussion that allows multiple responses, click the Allow threaded replies checkbox.

Go to Course > Discussions> +Discussion 

You can also use discussions to allow students to post and read each others’ papers. To do so, you must allow them to attach files to discussions. See instructions for this here: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12688-415265779

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-9937


Turn a Discussion into a Podcast

Discussions (above) can also be used to create class podcasts.

Step One: Set-up the Discussion Settings

Create a new discussion using the instructions above with the following settings:

  • Allow threaded replies (if students should post more than one episode)
  • Enable podcast feed (provides feed for podcast readers)
  • Include student replies in podcast feed (keep off if you want the teacher to be the only author)

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12993-415250000.

Step Two: Add Audio or Video to Replies/Posts (for students too)

  1. Open the discussion and hit REPLY to start a new post.
  2. Click the Record/Upload Media button on the formatting toolbar.
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  3. A recording pane will appear. Use the webcam button (1) to record a video or switch to the microphone button (2) to record just your voice. Follow the security prompts to allow access to these recording devices on your computer.
    Canvas Media Recorder
  4. Follow the visible prompts to start, stop, and save.

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10668-421254356.


Add a collaboration

A collaboration is a shared document stored on a cloud site, such as an Office 365 document. This is similar to the function of a wiki, but it’s one document instead of multiple web pages.

Go to Course > Collaborations> +Collaboration > Sign in with your account and follow prompts

Note: The sign-in for students and faculty using O365 is username@goucher.edu. This is not an email address but the format of our Microsoft sign-in.

For more details, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10055.

Want to check student participation in a collaborative project? We recommend using collaborations with Office 365 and using the “Track Changes” tool to see revision history in documents.

For more details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12806-4152719676


Add a conference

A conference is an online meeting, similar to Skype. Canvas conferences are course-based (meaning you can only include course members in a Canvas conference), and can be recorded and saved for 14 days in the course conference area. Conference recordings cannot be downloaded.

Go to Course > Conferences > +Conference

Invitations are sent out when the conference is created. Once a participant has been invited to a conference, they cannot be removed.

For futher instructions, visit our Canvas Conferences page or find help in the Canvas guides.


Create a wiki (collaborative web pages)

Wikis are web pages edited by multiple people. By default, only teachers are allowed to edit the Pages in their course, but it is easy to change this setting and allow students to edit pages too.

OPTION 1: Change the Permissions On A Page To Allow Students To Edit
Go to Course > Pages > +Page > Change “Can edit this page role selection” to Teachers and students.

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OPTION 2: Set Up Permissions to Allow Students To Create New Pages
Go to Course > Settings > Course Details tab > More options > Change the very last setting so that Teachers and students “can create, rename, and edit course pages by default” > Click the UPDATE COURSE DETAILS button to save your changes
After you set this up, students will see a “+Page” option when they navigate to the Pages area of the course, and they will have the ability to edit pages too.

What if I use other pages for instructions? Will students be able to edit those too?
If you have existing pages before you make the change above, they should remain set so editing can be done by “Only teachers”. Future pages will be set up by default so that editing can be done by “Teachers and students”, but you can change this setting at any time so it’s “Only teachers”.

How do I make the wiki home page open by default when students click PAGES on the navigation panel?
Use the gear icon next to any page and select “Use as frontpage” to make that page the default. In this situation, when you click PAGES, this page will open automatically. A VIEW ALL PAGES button appears at the top of the page to return see a full list of every page. Note: This is not recommended if you have a page set as your course Home page.

How do I review a page’s revision history? This is useful for assessing students’ contributions to a page.
Click the gear icon next to any page and select View Page History.

 


Overview on how to use Gradebook

Canvas has introduced a redesigned gradebook for teachers with a simplified user interface and some new features. The grades view for students has not changed.

To see an excellent overview of how to use the New Gradebook, watch this video tutorial (6min:46sec)


Add a new grade column

Gradebook columns come from graded assignments in the course. The easiest way to add a new column for items that are not submitted online, such as presentations or performances, is to add an assignment with the submission type = “No Submission”.

See “How to add an assignment”


Hiding Student Grades

Muting student grades has been replaced with a Posting Policy feature.

To hide posted grades until you are ready to release them…

1.Click the Settings Icon….

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2. Choose the “Grade Posting Policy” tab and select the manual option.

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Grades will remain hidden until you post them manually for students to see.


Create a Quiz

A basic quiz is set up by adding the quiz, filling in the quiz settings, and then adding questions with point values.

Course > Add quiz > fill in Details tab > fill in Questions tab > Publish

There are four types of quizzes:

  • Graded quiz (most common),
  • Practice quiz (not graded)
  • Graded survey (scored for completion, not right or wrong answers)
  • Ungraded survey (not graded)
  • Surveys can also be anonymous

When adding questions, you can add individual questions each with a point value, or you can create a question group. A question group randomly assigns a subset of questions with the same point value from the group (for example, students answer a random 10 of 15 possible questions each worth 2 points).

Quizzes can be customized in many different ways. To view a detailed list of possibilities, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460-canvas-instructor-guide-table-of-contents?commentID=84323#jive_content_id_Quizzes.


Create a grading rubric

Rubrics can be created and applied to assignments for easy and transparent grading. They can are stored and managed in the Outcomes area, but can also be created directly from an Assignment using the same steps.

Go to course > Outcomes > Manage rubrics (icon with 3 dots on the right) > Add rubric button

Manage rubrics icon

  • Add a title
  • At least one criterion is always listed. Hover over a criterion and click the pencil icon to edit it.
  • Click “view longer description” link to add/edit a detailed explanation for students
  • For Ratings, move the mouse between “Full marks” and “No marks” until the cursor changes. Click to add more ratings as needed. If needed, hover over a new rating to click on icons for editing or deleting.
    Rubric ratings
  • Type in the point value for each criterion.
  • Click the Create Rubric button to save.

For more details on creating rubrics, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10132.

 

To add a rubric to an assignment, click the assignment name to open it and select the +Rubric button at the bottom of the screen.

For more information on adding rubrics to assignments, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10209.


Weight grades

Grades can be weighted based on assignment groups, which work like categories.

Go to course > Assignments > Settings (gear icon) > Check “Weight final grades based on assignment groups > Save

To add groups: Once the setting above is turned on, the Assignments area will have a “+Group” button to add new groups to your grading scheme. For example, you might want groups for quizzes, papers, discussions, etc.

To edit or delete an existing group: Click the gear icon next to the group name to change the name or the group’s assigned weight. (You can also use the gear icon at the top of the Assignments area to review or edit all the group weights in one list at the same time.)

To add an assignment to a group:  Click the “+” icon next to a group name to add a new assignment to that group. Or, to change the group for an existing assignment, edit the settings for that assignment.

For more details including how weights are calculated and other considerations, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10059.


Use the speed grader

The Speed Grader is a grading view that opens individual student submissions in their own window. Teachers can view the submission, enter a score, provide text or audio comments, and in some cases annotate the submission to provide in-line feedback. Speed grader is available from various places in your course.

  • Speedgrader is still available but from a new location. Click any assignment cell and click the Grade Detail Tray icon.

Note that speed grader does not work for some external tools, such as Campus Pack blogs, wikis, etc.

Missing from the Old Gradebook

The following features from the legacy gradebook are not supported in the New Gradebook:

  • Assignment Details
  • Treat Ungraded as 0 (zero)

More information is available from the New Gradebook FAQ (Links to an external site.) page and at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10075.


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Installing JMP

JMP is a suite of computer programs for statistical analysis developed by SAS. JMP is available for faculty, staff, and students. If you are required to use this program for a class, you are able to install the software on your personal computer. Goucher offers two ways to access JMP:

Use JMP on Horizon

JMP on Horizon allows you to use the program without having to install it on your computer. You just need to install a small client in order to access the Horizon server. For instructions, visit the Horizon myApps page.

Install JMP on your computer

Check that your computer meets the requirements before installing. Requirements can be found at the JMP’s Requirement page.

How to Install JMP 14 on a Mac

How to Install JMP 14 on Windows

How to install JMP on Windows

Update JMP License on your computer

If you already have JMP installed on your computer, you will need to manually update the license file every year. You should receive a message when you launch JMP once the license has expired. Follow the instructions below on how to update the license.

How to Update JMP 14 License on a Mac

How to Update JMP 14 License on Windows

Need assistance? Contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@goucher.edu.

Canvas Studio Resources

Canvas Studio – Main Resource Links

Canvas Studio in the Classroom:

Adding Videos To Your Canvas Studio Library: Recording Or Uploading

Making Canvas Studio  Videos Available To Others

Using Canvas Studio Video Quizzes

Managing Captions And Comments

Grading Or Analyzing Canvas Studio Interactions

How Box Drive Works

Box Drive is an unlimited cloud drive similar to Drop Box and Google Drive. Access your files from your desktop without needing to take up much of your actual hard drive space.  Whether you create or edit a document, changes you make will automatically save back to your Box.com account. You can also right click any file or folder to access Box features such as sharing, locking and creating Box Notes.

Below are links to articles written by Box support. These should help you get started using Box Drive. Please contact the IT Help Desk if you have any questions or need assistance with the install or an update.

Installing and Updating Box Drive

It is important that you uninstall Box Sync before installing Box Drive. Having both versions installed may cause problems. You should also make sure that all your files that appear on your Box Sync folder have actually been synced to your online account to make sure current versions will be available in Box Drive.

Box Drive Basics

If you see a transparent “x” icon on your file or folder, that only means that it’s not taking up space on your hard drive. This will happen if you haven’ t accessed a file in awhile. Simply launch double click to launch the file and you can edit it as you normally would.

Searching in Box Drive

The best way to search for your files that you appear in your Box folder is to use the built-in search feature in the Box Drive application.

Understanding Permissions

Keep in mind that folders that are shared with you will also appear in your Box Drive folder on your hard drive. Content in shared folders should not be edited unless you know for sure that you have at least editor rights. Otherwise, any changes you make my not save.

Horizon MyApps

What is Horizon MyApps?

Horizon MyApps is a site that allows Goucher users to run specialty software from their own computer through the Horizon Client application. The specialty software is actually running on a Goucher server although it appears to be running from your own computer.

Examples of student software:

  • SPSS
  • MATLAB
  • JMP
  • MS Office 2013 for Windows

Examples of faculty/staff software (dependent on department):

  • Image Now
  • PowerFAIDS
  • PowerCampus
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • MS Office 2013 for Windows

NOTE: If you are on a Mac, some programs you can only access through Horizon (examples include PowerCampus and Raisers Edge).

How do I run Horizon MyApps?

Before you begin…

  • On-campus users must be connected to GoucherWifi (not the GoucherGuest wifi signal)
  • Off-campus users must make a VPN connection to the Goucher network.

From your PC or Mac computer:

  1. Open a browser on your computer and go to https://myapps.goucher.edu.
  2. Download and install the “VMWare Horizon Client” on your computer.
  3. After downloading and installing the Horizon client, you are presented with this screen (below). Enter myapps.goucher.edu to continue.

4 .Login with your Goucher username and password.

You only have to configure the Horizon Client Server on your computer once. The next time you launch this software, just double-click the MyApps.Goucher.Edu icon and enter your Goucher username and password to continue.

Saving and Accessing your Files

Students

For students doing work on the Horizon programs, you will need to access and save your work files through Darwin. The following linked article details the entire process:

Darwin and Horizon (Students)

Faculty/Staff

When working on Horizon, Faculty/Staff must save their files to the hard drive on their own computers. During the initial Horizon setup process, you may have been prompted to allow access to local and removable storage. If you selected it then, you can skip this section. Otherwise, below are instructions on how to set that up:

For Mac Users:

  1. Click VMware Horizon Client menu (make sure the Horizon application is currently selected, and it will appear in the top left corner)
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Click the Sharing tab
  4. Click the plus (+) sign
  5. Browse for the folder you would like to make available, then click “Add”.
  6. The new location will then appear in the Folder list. Close Preferences when done.

Then once you try to open a file on any of the Horizon programs, look for [selected folder] on [computername] from the Look-In list.

For PC Users: 

  1. Click the gear icon in the top right corner of the window
  2. Select Sharing
  3. Click ADD
  4. Browse for the folder you would like to make available and click OK

When you save a file, the location you added above will appear as [selected folder] on [computername] in the folder list.

Can I run Horizon MyApps from my phone or tablet?

Yes! A “VMWARE Horizon Client” app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Is there anything I can do if I have technical problems?

If your computer freezes or you have other problems, try the following:

  1. From the VMWare Horizon Client window (not inside one of the software programs), click the gear icon in the upper right and select RESET.
  2. Uninstall the VMWare Horizon Client and reinstall it.
  3. For Sharing issues:
    • On Mac: Go to System Preferences. Under “Sharing” select “allow access to [username].”
    • On PC: Go to the gear in the top right corner of the window. Under “Sharing” select “allow access to [username].”

If neither of these steps corrects your problem, contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@goucher.edu for further assistance.

Report a Classroom Emergency (Faculty)

When should faculty call the classroom emergency line vs. the Help Desk?

Call or email the Help Desk when you need to:

  • Schedule for assistance for your class ahead of time
  • Review the equipment in a new room
  • Report a problem that occurred after hours or didn’t disrupt the class

Call the Classroom Emergency line when your class is already in session and the AV system isn’t working. There may be a delay if you call the Help Desk number. When you do need emergency assistance, call 410-337-3290 and leave a message with the following information:

Name

Room

Description of problem

Call back number

We highly recommend saving this number as a contact in your cell phone. Classroom emergency support is available Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 8pm and Friday, 7:30am to 7pm during fall and spring semesters.

Common Printing Problems with Macs (Faculty/Staff)

There are two main errors that occur when sending print jobs on a Mac on campus:

  • You get a “Hold for Authentication” error
  • The printer pauses itself (even after you trying resuming it multiple times)

Hold for Authentication

This error (shown above) occurs when the password your computer has saved doesn’t match what your current Goucher password is in the system. This usually happens after changing your Goucher account password. This is how to fix it:

  • Open the printer queue window. If you just tried to send the print job, it is likely showing a printer icon on your Dock with a warning symbol on it, which will take you to the queue window.
    • If you do not see a printer icon on the Dock, You can also click on the magnifying glass in the top right corner and search for “Printers & Scanners”. The Printers window will appear; double-click the printer on the left-side panel that is throwing the error.
  • Next to the print job that’s being held, there are two buttons. One has an X on it, and the other is a circular arrow. Click the circular arrow button.
  • A window will pop up asking for your credentials. Make sure your username is in the username field, and re-type in your new Goucher password in the password field.
    • Remember to click the check box to save it to your keychain.
  • Click OK.

The print job should now properly send. You may have to repeat this for all of the remaining jobs that are being held (or you can cancel them and re-print).

Printer Repeatedly Pausing (Even After Resuming)

This primarily occurs because your computer is connected to GoucherGuest and not GoucherWIFI. Click on the WiFi icon in the top right corner on your screen, and switch your computer to GoucherWIFI.
If the computer still keeps connecting to GoucherGuest, you may need to remove GoucherGuest from your saved networks list. This article details the steps on how to do that: How to remove a saved WiFi network in Mac OS X

If neither of those two fixes resolve the issue, please contact the Help Desk.

Adding your Office 365 email account to your mobile device

This page provides instructions on how to set up your Office 365 email account on your mobile device, whether it be a tablet or smartphone running Android or iOS.  The settings and instructions have been tested to the fullest extent possible. From feedback and support postings on the vendor/manufacturer’s websites we recognize that these settings may not function properly under all circumstances.

Not sure if you have an Office 365 email account or not?
If your email address ends in ‘@goucher.edu’ (Ex: John.Doe@goucher.edu), you most likely have your email account on Office 365.
If you have an @mail.goucher.edu email account, follow this article instead: Adding your mail.goucher.edu email account to a mobile device

Microsoft Outlook Mobile App

 

 

 

For both iOS and Android, there is a Microsoft Outlook app in both App Stores that we highly recommend using to set up your email on your mobile device. The setup process is very easy, and the app automatically integrates your calendar and email all into one application, as well as allow you to add other email accounts if you wish.

Step 1: Download the Microsoft Outlook App from your App Store and run it. It will prompt you to log in. The format to type in is as follows:

(your username)@goucher.edu (Ex: jodoe001@goucher.edu)

Step 2: On the next screen, type in your Goucher account password.

Step 3: After login is completed, it will ask if you want to add another account; you can either choose to or skip and go straight to your inbox.

     iOS Mail App

For Android, we do not recommend anything other than the Outlook app because of how different phone manufacturers set up their mail applications.
For iOS we still highly recommend the Outlook app, but the stock Mail app is still an option if you wish to set it up there. Here is the process for setting up your Goucher email account (as of iOS 11):

Step 1: Open the Settings app, and scroll down until you see “Accounts and Passwords”. Choose that, and click the “Add Account” button. The mailbox type is “Exchange”.

Step 2: In the email field, type your full email address. The description field can be set to whatever you want (“Goucher”, for instance). Click “Next” in the top corner.

Step 3: In the email field, type your full email address. The description field can be set to whatever you want (“Goucher”, for instance). Click “Next” in the top corner.

Step 4: A pop-up will come up asking if you want to “Configure Manually” or “Sign In”. Choose “Configure Manually”.

Step 5: A new field will show for your password; type in your Goucher account password, then click “Next”.

Step 6: A new group of settings will appear. The below screenshot shows the correct information to put in the fields. Once you are finished, click “Next”.

(Email: Your full email address)(Server: outlook.office365.com)(Domain: goucher.edu)(Username: [Your username]@goucher.edu)(Password: Your Goucher account password)

Step 7: The final screen will ask what items you want to import with  your account. Mail is required, but you can also choose the other items if you wish. Click “Save” to confirm the account is added.

Step 8: Open your Mail app, and your Goucher email account should now appear. Note: You may need to press and swipe from the top down to refresh the view.