Information Technology Services

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Posted: February 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Creating surveys that yield actionable insights is about details. And writing effective survey questions is the first step. You do not have to be an expert to build and distribute an effective online survey, but by checking your survey against tried-and-tested benchmarks, you can help ensure you are collecting the best data possible. Building Effective Survey Make Sure That Every Question Is Necessary. Keep it Short and Simple. Ask Direct Questions. Ask One Question at a Time. Avoid Leading...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Posted: February 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Some administrators worry that online evaluations will generate a lower response rate, eroding the worth of the exercise, and limiting the value these deliver to their institutions.  This white paper proposes some new perspectives on response rates: that online evaluations deliver better quality information and reduce the time to action, and that response rates naturally build over time. Then it presents nine best practices you can implement at your college or university to help build...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Validate your course links on Canvas

Posted: January 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Validate your course links on Canvas

As an instructor, you can verify all external links throughout your course to ensure they are valid.  You can check these links using the course link validator, which searches through course content and returns invalid or unresponsive external links in both published and unpublished content. However, please note that some links flagged as unresponsive are inaccessible by Canvas servers and will still work for students. The link validator also includes deleted links. Deleted links are...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Communication Tools in Canvas

Posted: January 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Communication Tools in Canvas

Canvas has many communication tools to choose from. Faculty and students may personalize their messages by using audio and/or video in Announcements, Conversation, Discussion Board, and Speedgrader. Announcements are a great way for instructors to communicate to the class as a whole. The rich text editor allows numerous formatting options and the ability to add images and video. Instructors have the option to delay postings, allow liking, allow students to add comments, and add...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Add a Canvas Gradebook Column for EvaluationKIT

Posted: December 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM CST

Add a Canvas Gradebook Column for EvaluationKIT

The Canvas Gradebook feature in EvaluationKIT provides the ability to assign a specific number of points to the students who have completed the survey. Instructions Login to EvaluationKIT> open the Help Center > click on the following link to see the tutorial.  Instructions to give points to students for completing their course evaluation. Important Assigning Gradebook points is not an automated feature and requires a manual update to "push" points to students. Updates can be done...

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By: Shahla Allavi

Category: Information Technology Services

BLIND CARBON COPY - BCC OFFICE 365

Posted: November 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM CST

BLIND CARBON COPY - BCC OFFICE 365

What is BCC? BCC means Blind Carbon Copy and is an email field to which you can add several recipients. The addresses remain hidden from everyone, unlike the addresses placed in the To: or CC: (Carbon Copy) fields, which are visible to anyone who reads the message. By using BCC no one's email address will be compromised.  Facts about BCC in Office 365 By default, the BCC field is hidden in Microsoft Outlook and you cannot see it when writing a new message or replying to someone's email....

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Morph Transition - PowerPoint

Posted: October 28, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Morph Transition - PowerPoint

Morph transition makes it easy to show motion, zoom in and out, and change shapes. Morph offers a simple way to represent motion across slides. Specifically, Morph can do the following: Create motion Zoom in and out Change one shape into another Learn how to create Morph transition by watching this one and half minute video and/or reading the instructions.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Grant Students Extra Attempts - Canvas Quiz

Posted: September 27, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Grant Students Extra Attempts - Canvas Quiz

You can grant access to an individual student, several students, or the entire class to have extra attempts on a quiz. If your quiz is locked, you can also manually unlock the quiz for a student, even if the student has not yet taken the quiz.  You can add extra attempts through accessing student quiz results or moderating the quiz.  Instructions to grand extra attempts for students on a Quiz.

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services, General

Attach a File to VidGrid Video

Posted: September 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Attach a File to VidGrid Video

You may attach a file to your VidGrid video. instructions Navigate to your video through the VidGrid portal Double click the video to open it Click the more options icon - The three dots in the right side Choose Add attachments from the menu Watch Add File attachment (35 seconds)

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Auto Fill VS Flash Fill

Posted: September 13, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

Auto Fill VS Flash Fill

Flashfill automatically fills your data when it senses a pattern. For example, you can use Flash Fill to separate first and last names from a single column or combine first and last names from two different columns. Autofill is a very useful Excel feature. It allows you to create entire columns or rows of data which are based on the values from other cells. In other words, Excel compares the selected data and tries to guess the next values that will be...

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By: ITS

Category: Information Technology Services, General

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