SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY FACULTY ORIENTATION – CANVAS PAGES IN CANVAS Things to remember when using the Pages: • They

are wiki pages where students can edit the content as needed or desired. • You need to set the option of who gets to edit the content in Pages. • You can use Pages to add materials to your course and link them to each other. Creating a Page: 1. Log into Canvas and select your course 2. Click on Pages on the left navigation menu. 3. You will see a WYSIWYG editor if the page was never used or click Edit this Page if you started to use it. 4. Type or copy your information into the Page. 5. Click the Saves Changes button at the bottom when finished. 6. To create another Page, click a New Page on the right, type in the name, and click the Create button. You will be taken to that Page to edit. will be created. To change the name of the link, click in the middle of the link name and type the name you want. Delete the rest by using the Backspace key or the Delete key. Note: You can use this method to add images and other Pages.

5. To add an external link, click the Link button in the editor and type or paste the address of the web site. Click the Insert Link button. The word Link will appear on the Page in blue. Refer to Step 4 how to change the link name. 6. Click Save Changes button when finished.

Adding Links: 1. Log into Canvas and select your course. Make sure you are using FireFox for this. 2. Click on Pages on the left navigation menu. 3. Click Edit this Page button on the right. 4. To add a link to a file, click the Files tab on the right and drag your file to the Page. A link

Adding Videos: Method 1 – Uploading videos 1. Log into Canvas and select your course. 2. Click on Pages on the left navigation menu. 3. Click Edit this Page button on the right. 4. Click Record/Upload button. (It looks like a film strip) 5. A dialog box will appear. Click the Browse button. 6. Locate your video and select it. Click the Upload button. You can upload more than
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SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY FACULTY ORIENTATION – CANVAS one move at a time as well by holding down the Ctrl key as you click on each video. 7. If you uploaded a movie by mistake, click the trash can by it to delete it. 8. Click the Next button. 9. Enter a tag for all videos by typing the tag information in the textbox Enter tag for all videos, or you can title and tag each video individually. Note: You must enter tag information to comply with ADA requirements. 10. Click the Next button. You will get a certify page that you must agree to in order to upload your video. 11. Click Save Changes button and wait. It takes time to convert your video. Note: Do not use this method if your video does not fit the Creative Commons License (usually videos you create yourself for sharing and allow others to remix ) as the videos are uploaded to Kaltura and are not located within Canvas. Note: The above method and rules apply to audio files as well. 5. A dialog box will appear. Click the Webcam tab on the left and click the Allow button. 6. If not already selected, select your webcam from the list and make adjustments to your webcam. 7. Click the record button and lecture, demonstrate, or ask questions. 8. Click the Stop button when you are finished. 9. You can play back your recording to check it by clicking the Play button. If you don’t like what you see, click the Record button to record again. 10. Click Next when you are satisfied with your recording. 11. Add the required ADA tag and title of the video. 12. Click the Next button. You will get a certify page that you must agree to in order to upload your video. 13. Click Save Changes button and wait. It takes time to convert your video. Method 3 – Audio only if no webcam is available Use this method if you want to record audio only or don’t have a webcam. Make sure you have a working mic, and it is plugged into your computer. 1. 2. 3. 4. Log into Canvas and select your course. Click on Pages on the left navigation menu. Click Edit this Page button on the right. Click Record/Upload button. (It looks like a film strip) 5. A dialog box will appear. Click the blue link, Don’t have a webcam? at the bottom of the dialog box. 6. Another dialog box appears. Click Install the Video Plugin button. 7. You will be taken to a Google page. Click the blue button on the right. It will ask you to restart your browser.
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Method 2 – Recording a video 1. 2. 3. 4. Log into Canvas and select your course. Click on Pages on the left navigation menu. Click Edit this Page button on the right. Click Record/Upload button. (It looks like a film strip)

SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY FACULTY ORIENTATION – CANVAS 8. You know you have succeeded when the browser reopens to a Google video. 9. Log back into Canvas and go back to your Page you were editing. 10. Click Record/Upload button, again. 11. Click the Webcam tab on the left and click the Allow button. In the Video tab, select Google Camera Adapter. 12. Click the Record button. 13. When finished, click the Stop button. 14. You can listen to your audio by clicking the Play button. You can rerecord by clicking the Record button. 15. Click Next when finished and add your required ADA tag and title. 16. Click the Next button. You will get a certify page that you must agree to in order to upload your audio. 17. Click Save Changes button.

Setting Permissions to Edit the Page: The first Page does not have permissions to set as this page is considered the introduction page or informational page. However, any pages your create afterwards needs to have the permissions set. Otherwise, you will have students changing your content. 1. After you created a second page (see Step 6 in Creating a Page), add your information. 2. Before clicking the Save Changes button, you need to set the permissions. a. Hide this Page from Students. Use only if you are making major updates to a course that required you to create a new page. b. Next, Only Teachers is used to prevent students from changing the content of the page. c. Teacher and Students (use the dropdown arrow to see the rest of
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SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY FACULTY ORIENTATION – CANVAS the options) allows students to edit the content as well as the teacher. You can use this to have students create Help files for other students or to write or edit instructions on procedures. d. Anyone allows anyone who has access to the course to edit the content in the pages. This can only happen if you make your course public. Currently, all courses are set to private. 3. Once you set the permissions, click the Save Changes button to save. Setting a Page as the Home Page: You can set a Page to be the main page when a student enters the course. You can use the Page as an orientation, instructions, or facts about the course. 1. Log into Canvas and select your course. 2. Click on Home on the left navigation menu if you are not there already. 3. Click the Change Home Page Layout link by the name of the Page, below the This Course Is Unpublished banner, or by Recent Activity. 4. You will get a drop down menu beside When people visit the course page, show them. 5. Select a Page I’ll Design Myself option. 6. Click Update Layout button. The first Page will become the home page. Remember that this page is considered the instructions or informational page.

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