Canvas Update — Zoom and Ways to Engage Students in Canvas

A Message from Geni Wright, Director, Online Teaching and Learning

As we’re transitioning to online learning, we have some new Canvas resources to assist you.

Zoom and Canvas are Now Integrated and Available to all Students and Employees

Valencia College now has a contract with Zoom, an easy cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. This is an alternative option to using Skype for Business for video and audio conferencing. Zoom is now available to students and employees and integrates with Canvas.

Bringing Your Classroom to Canvas

The College provides a variety of ways to engage with students in Canvas using discussions, Zoom and conferences, as well as other tools. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever to take advantage of the tools we have at our disposal to help ourselves and our students. To view a list of ideas on how best to accomplish this, click below:

For Canvas support:

– Reach out to a member of the Teaching and Learning team for assistance, via the Faculty Support Request form.

– Select the Help button at the bottom of the left-hand menu inside Canvas to access the following options:

      • Chat with Canvas Support
      • Call the Support Hotline, 407-582-5600
      • Create a Support Ticket

– Visit the Canvas Resources webpage for existing and new resources.

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