Technology Resources in one place!

What began as an email to staff at my school has become something that I look forward to each week.  I love to investigate new resources for those that teach and for those not necessarily in a classroom.  I hope that you can find things here that you can use!


Have you wanted an assignment where your students created a short video for you?


Band – playing a song

Chorus – singing scales

ESL – practicing language skills

Reading – reading passages or poems.

Sci/SS – presentations

Math – showing steps to solving a problem

Digital Learning Day!! 


Canvas lets you create an assignment with Video submissions.


There are lots of uses for this!  Enjoy!!


Recording Options Through Canvas


Assignment Directions Video from Teacher

When you are creating an assignment, you can record a video for your Assignment Directions. 


Create a new assignment.


Name the assignment.


Use this icon to open the recording devices on your laptop.


Upon first use, you will need to allow Canvas access to your Mic and Camera.


When you have approved the camera and mic, you get your recording window.


Click "Start Recording" to record your message.  Click "Finish" when you are done.  Now, this video is a part of your asisgnment.


There is also an option to “Upload Media” if you prefer.


Student Video Submissions through Canvas


Maybe you want your students to record themselves reading a passage, practicing their instrument, singing scales, practicing skit, whatever you can think of…


Canvas allows students to record as a part of an assignment and upload directly into Canvas!!

When creating the assignment, under the “Submission” window, select “Media Recordings”


That’s it!!

When students access the assignment, they need to click “Submit” when they are ready to record and they get the option to:



Students get the same recording window that teachers get.


When students click the “Finish” button, they get the “Submit Assignment” button.