Canvas Training Roundup

Panda in tree eating leaves
These last few weeks have been intense work-wise. I’ve been developing and hosting multiple Canvas courses for instructors at the University of Oklahoma. This has been especially nerve-racking because I am (also) learning how to effectively use the tool I am teaching. Fortunately, at the end of the week I will participate in official training from … Continue reading Canvas Training Roundup

A Learning Management System with a Future?

I recently attended a demonstration of Canvas and wanted to give some of my thoughts on this educational tool. Already, Canvas possesses the baseline features of a Learning Management System (LMS) such as content distribution, grade management, discussion forums, etc., but beyond these fundamental ingredients, there are several parts of Canvas that I found interesting … Continue reading A Learning Management System with a Future?

WordPress 4.4 and YouTube Video Embeds

WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” has just been released! I am very excited about it, but I wanted to take a moment and document an issue I am experiencing with YouTube video embed shortcodes: A simple YouTube video embed uses the video URL in a WordPress Post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24_gZA6tsuQ Yields (Working): Alternatively, you can use the embed shortcode to embed a YouTube video: Yields (Working): … Continue reading WordPress 4.4 and YouTube Video Embeds