One more distraction

So it seems Canvas won’t let you include units in “formula answers.”

This would mean that you would have to say “yes, students, I know we’re always supposed to… but … it’s the limitations of this software.”

You know, I have a very finite tolerance for this because it really. does. interfere. with. learning.  P’raps not with your students, but it does for mine.

So… while I’m developing this “lesson” for adult ed… I’m *not* going to recommend that people have students sign up for it because … these are only the bugs I know about.

Have I mentioned that I don’t think my students should be beta testers?

That means my priority is having the ‘course’ up there be an open sharing of resources for other teachers to do blended things with.

And yes, there’s a plug in for moving WordPress from site a to site b.

And yes, I should get some of those things done that I said I would during the “down time.”

Test Post.

Lesson for the day:   How to “copy” a quiz.

It’s still a little kludgy — this is a huge deficit in the Canvas LMS environment … and I’m afraid I’ll forget it.

So you go to a quiz bank and make a new one… then take each question from the quiz bank you made for that other one and “copy or move to another bank.”   Then you can go in and edit them.

BE AWARE:   For a while, according to posts in the “Canvas Community,”  there was this huge bug where things that were supposed to be randomized weren’t.   Then it seemed to have gotten fixed.

Another thing about Canvas that sucks, says me, who may post this in the meta group to be shouted into the ether:   there doesn’t seem to be communication between “Customer support’ and “Canvas Community.”   I wonder about the culture behind that.   Do the Customer Support techies think the rank amateurs such as myself are a necessary evil that they have to co-exist with, but must keep clear boundaries between?

I’ve seen questions that were really nothing but “I’m frustrated with tech support — this thing that’s supposed to do that thing isn’t doing it”  — turn into ideas to be voted on, when the replies included that it was a support issue.

I’ve seen *lots* of “assumed answered” questions that were about “talk to support” — but never do I know whether things were actually resolved.

And yes, my header image is awful.   I tried to just bring in the header image from my other page but it insisted I crop it, and then spread it out and killed the resolution.

Then I tried saying “skip the cropping.” Much better 🙂 🙂