OIT Quick Tip: Using Playposit with Canvas

In this Quick Tip, Simmons Academic Technology Service Director Jennifer Culver shows us Playposit, a new video solution currently being piloted that allows you to add quiz questions and other interactive elements to any YouTube video. Check it out!

If you are interested in joining the pilot program, send Jennifer an e-mail.

Notes from InstructureCon: What’s New & Next in Canvas

Late last month, OIT’s two intrepid Canvas administrators, Steve Snider and Cassidy Porter, traveled to Keystone, Colorado for the annual InstructureCon conference. At this meeting of the minds, the creators of Canvas share the latest and greatest features to educators and IT administrators alike. There were a lot of interesting developments this year, and Cassidy and Steve have brought back a few to talk about!

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InstructureCon Reveals Upcoming Features in Canvas

Instructurecon LogoLast month, instructional designers from around the world descended on Keystone, Colorado for the annual InstructureCon. This convention is hosted by Instructure, the makers of the Canvas LMS, to announce upcoming features as well as allow educators to discuss innovative ways of using Canvas. SMU’s own Canvas administrators paid a visit to the Rockies to find out more about what Canvas has up their sleeve, and they weren’t disappointed! Continue reading InstructureCon Reveals Upcoming Features in Canvas

Problems with Lockdown Browser? Download SMU’s Version!

The IT Help Desk has received a few issues recently from faculty and students regarding Responds LockDownthe Lockdown Browser used for secure testing. The version they have downloaded is either the generic one from Respondus or even from another institution.

SMU has its own specific version of Lockdown Browser that takes you to SMU’s Canvas page automatically. This is the browser you should download to take Lockdown quizzes. You can download it by clicking here.

Once installed, opening this version of the browser will direct you to our Canvas service and allow you to take your secured quizzes. If you have any questions, let us know at help@smu.edu or 214-768-4357.