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February 21, 2019

Duplicating content: In Canvas, the options for duplicating content and activities vary by what you are trying to duplicate. For a discussion or assignment, go to the main Discussions page, click the three dots after the activity to be copied, and select Duplicate. A copy is made - edit it and change the name, dates, etc. This process doesn't work for quizzes or rubrics. Instead, rebuild or import these from another course. This can become a bit of a shell game where you export the original item to another account, then import it back in. Depending on whether questions are built into the quiz itself or linked from a bank, you may be creating duplicate question banks with the import. Therefore change the original item's name in your course before the import so it will differ from the thing being imported. Another way to copy a rubric is to create a dummy assignment, add an existing rubric to it, edit the attached rubric's title, and save it with a new name.
For more information, contact Karla Embleton in administration at 294-9198 or

February 14, 2019

Peer Evaluation using Qualtrics: If you assign students to work in groups, you may be interested in having them complete a peer evaluation of each group member's contribution over several weeks. Canvas offers no tool to do this (the peer review tool in Canvas is strictly for students to offer comments on a single submitted assignment) and ISU has no licensed software specifically for conducting peer evaluations. What many instructors are using to fill this needs are online forms created with Qualtrics, an ISU licensed survey software. Contact Karla, in the college's Online and Distance Learning unit to arrange for form development and/or to learn more about Qualtrics. Individual and small group training is available upon request. More».
For more information, contact Karla Embleton in administration at 294-9198 or

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