Canvas Insider Starter Pack #3
Getting to know you... getting to know all about you...
My first two instances of back-to-school tips and ideas have been very well received. (Thank you for all the kind comments and feedback!) I will be sharing more technical info for your reference in the next couple of weeks, but for the third issue of my Starter Pack, I have something different in mind. It’s based on a catchy song from Sesame Street.
Learning Who’s Who at Your Academic Zoo
Do you know the first names of your building’s custodial staff? More importantly, when you see them in the hallways do you thank them for keeping your classroom, your office, or your restroom clean?
If you work in a K12 school, do you know the first names of the office administration staff?
If you are in Higher Ed, do you know the names of your department staff AND their student employees?
Doing something nice outside of National Admin Professionals Day
Do you know your department manager or program manager's favorite decadent treat to eat? Or have you noticed what coffee shop they frequent based on the disposable to-go cup sitting on their office desk most mornings?
Asking what type of beverage they order at their favorite house of caffeine... and then bringing that beverage to them the following Monday morning with nothing to ask in return shows a superhero level of thoughtfulness.
If you’re a long-time employee at your school or college
Are you helping a new colleague learn more about your shared department personnel?
Are you sharing some of your secret tips for quiet places around your school's campus to catch a break when things get stressful, which is the best eatery on campus, where is the best restroom at your school, or the location with the most beautiful view to exhale for a moment?
If you are a Canvas Whiz…
Are you sharing your accumulated tips and wisdom with a colleague who is newer to Canvas?
Are you helping your teacher mates find the quickest path to resolving their course issues by emailing the right tech support person?
For All Who Use Canvas LMS
Do you know the name of your Canvas Admin?
Do you know their preferred way to be contacted for help?
Are you submitting requests for course help in BEFORE the start of the school year when requests come flooding in from teachers returning from summer break?
Do you know something interesting about your Canvas Admin outside of their work at your school, college, or University?
Thank you for your time and attention! If you found value with these tips, shoot me an email to let me know. If you prefer I stick to just talking Canvas, shoot me an email to let me know. I appreciate your feedback…