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K-State Today

January 21, 2021

Student Success Resources Canvas course update

Submitted by Stephanie J. Bannister

We are excited to share an update for the Student Success Resource course in Canvas launched in fall 2020 and to ask for your help connecting students to this resource in spring 2021. Ninety-five percent of the 3,470 students who were added to the course have accepted their invitation.

912 students viewed the helpful video embedded therein explaining the benefits of the resource. Find and share out the YouTube video to encourage further engagement. The online scavenger hunt hosted as part of Weeks of Welcome garnered 206 participants and was a fun, interactive way to help students engage with this new resource.

As a campus community member, you can continue to direct students to the course at the beginning of the spring semester by including this link in your communications with students. Remember you can also embed this helpful resource course in your current Canvas courses for spring as follows:

The Student Success Resource course is now available as a course addition through blueprint. Blueprint allows Canvas users to download the resource course into one of their already formed classes in Canvas. When blueprinting occurs, the structure of the resource class will be copied into a pre-existing course. When updates are made to the blueprint course, we will send a message to sync your blueprinted courses to ensure that the information stays updated across courses in canvas. We anticipate syncing will be necessary once each semester. If you are interested in being added to the blueprint course, please fill out this survey.

Another way to use the Student Success Resource course is by adding it to the left-hand navigation bar in your Canvas course. Start in settings, then go to apps across the top and install the Redirect app. When you add the app, name it Student Success Resources and copy and paste this link in the URL box. Make sure to check the box to have it show in your course navigation and then add the app. It will automatically show at the bottom of the left-hand navigation bar but can be moved within that navigation bar wherever you would like it to go. If you need help, please visit canvas.k-state.edu/info/help/.

For more information on the Student Success Resource course contact Stephanie Bannister at sbann@k-state.edu. Thank you for your continued partnership in student success efforts.