LMS: Announcements Are Grayed Out

Question:

I want to use announcements in my LMS, but they are grayed out so that my students can’t get to them. Can I make them visible?

Answer:

  Of course you can. Just know that they will stay grayed out until you add at least one announcement. See the short video below to learn how to make menu items accessible to your students, and how to change the order.

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LMS: Announcements

Question:

What are “announcements” used for in an LMS? Do you use them? How?

Answer:

  Hold on Cowboy…. that’s three questions in one. I use them in class everyday, with every class. I especially like to be able to give my students content like files, or links that they will need in class that day. See the short video below that explains why and how.

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LMS: Replacing Files

Question:

I have a mistake in a file I posted on my LMS, and I want to replace the file with one that does not have the mistake. How do I do this?

Answer:

The first step is to fix the file on your computer, then upload the fixed file, and re-link it. It is easy to do. Watch the video below to do it step by step.

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Uploading Files To An LMS

Question:

How do I upload files so that my students can access them in the LMS?

Answer:

Glad to say it is very easy to do. You can uplaod pictures, video, links, any content really. The short video below shows you how to add content to a Canvas LMS.

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My ________________ doesn’t work. How do I get PLTW Tech Support?

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Question:

My ________________ doesn’t work. How do I get PLTW Tech Support? or What’s in the Purchase Manual? or How do I get…..

Answer:

PLTW now has what is called the Solution Center, and it can be found here: https://www.pltw.org/get-involved/register-pltw/program-support. There are many questions you can get answers to here including Hardware & Software issues,  Equipment & Supplies, and Marketing Materials. When you click on the email link it takes you to: technicalsupport@pltw.org but use the contacts below:  

The Official Contacts  for the Solution Center are:

Email: solutioncenter@pltw.org 

Phone: 877.335.7589

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