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Using Wixie with Canvas

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Sep 3, 2020 7:17:45 PM

Managing assignments in a digital, now virtual, classroom is essential for success. Use these steps to assign and manage Wixie projects through Canvas. 

Teachers assign the project

Start by finding the file you wish to assign to your students. You can choose from over 1500 templates from the Wixie curriculum library. If you created your own Wixie file, find it inside your My Projects folder. 

Select the three dots next to the template and select Share.

wixie-canvas01-shareA Share dialog will open in Wixie, showing the URL of the project. Select the Copy URL button.

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Select Done to close the dialog.

Log into Canvas. Choose your class and select + Assignment

Fill in the directions for the assignment. Use Ctrl/Command + V to paste the link to the Wixie file into your directions.

wixie-canvas-create-assingment

Be sure to use the Canvas tools to turn the link into a hyperlink! Your directions should also include a reminder on how to log in to, or access, Wixie.

Determine how students will turn in the assignment. The easiest way is to have students submit Online with a Website URL. This way, they simply share or copy and paste the URL to their finished Wixie project. 

wixie-canvas-submission-type

The other way they can share is to download the project as a PDF or JPG. They can also just enter a simple text entry to let you know the project is complete and now visible in Wixie under your student tab. (Something like, “I’m done!” would suffice.)

Finish the assignment information and then select the Save & Publish button to both save the assignment to your Canvas account as well as publish, or assign it, to students.

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Students open and complete the assignment

Now, when students select Assignments for your class, they will see the assignment and can use the link to the Wixie file to begin working.

wixie-canvas-view-assignment-student

If students are not already logged in to Wixie, they will see a Log In button in the upper right. When they log in, Wixie will take them to another log in page, but as soon as they log in, Wixie will return to and open the assigned file and they will be able to start creating and editing.

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When students are finished working in Wixie, they should go to the File menu and choose Share.

At the Share dialog, select the Copy URL button and then select Done.

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Students then return to the assignment in Canvas and select the Submit Assignment button.

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At the Website URL dialog, the student can use CTRL/Command +V to paste the link to the Wixie file in the Website URL field. 

wixie-canvas-submit-assignmentSelect Submit Assignment

Teachers grade the assignment

The project will now appear in the SpeedGraderTM program inside of the teacher's Canvas account. Select the SpeedGraderTM link to view assignments that were submitted.

wixie-canvas-speed-grader

SpeedGraderTM takes a quick snapshot of the Wixie project. If the project is more than one page or has audio and video, select the link to view the full project in a new tab.

After viewing the file, use the fields on the right to give a grade and leave comments. 

wixie-canvas-speedgraderSelect the Submit button to complete the grading process. 

One last note!

You can find a multi-page Wixie project of this process at: https://www.wixie.com/u1252051

If you are logged into Wixie when you visit the URL, go to the File menu and select and Make a Copy to add it to your Wixie Account!

wixie-make-a-copy

These directions are specifically for Canvas, but many other Learning Management Systems (LMS) follow a similar process.

Happy creating!

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