Canvas: Overview of Communication Features

This video covers communication in Canvas using the following features:

  • Announcements
  • Discussions
  • Conversations (Email)
  • Gradebook 
  • Speedgrader

Warming Class Climate Through Cold Calling

Technique for Increasing Student Participation

How can you use cold calling and maintain a warm classroom climate?

Eric Staron explains a technique of non-threatening cold calling that builds classroom community.


How to Get Students Talking

Student Participation in Class Discussion

How can you get students talking and setting their own goals for class participation? 

Dr. Anne Braseby explains a technique to help your students reflect on their participation in discussion and its importance to learning.



Using Canvas Conferences

Canvas Conferences

The Conference tool in Canvas (aka Big Blue Button) is a fabulous tool for class smaller than fifty students. We recommend a smaller class or group if you want students to join the conference via video. 

Resources IconCheck out the Canvas LMS Channel on Vimeo.


Skype Logo

Using Skype

Skype is a consumer video-conferencing application known for its simplicity and overall reliability. It works on laptops, phones, and all other mobile devices.

It's worth noting that Skype does not have a native recording function. You can, however, use a screen-capture product to record your Skype session while it's in progress. 

This video covers the following Skype features (links take you directly to time in YouTube video):

Resources IconDownload Skype
Not sure how to record your screen? Check out the Related Content below.