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Case Scenario Critical Reader - Authoring - Uploading a CSCR module to Canvas (UW-Madison)

Please refrain from developing new CSCR modules. UW-Madison is moving to the Canvas LMS. While CSCR modules can be loaded into Canvas courses, they cannot be connected to the Canvas gradebook. A team from the Teaching and Learning Technology Advisory Group (TLTAG) created a recommendation for alternate tools that you can see here. Members of the transition team would like to meet with you to help you select the solution(s) that best meets your needs to move your content. Please let us know when we can best assist you by completing this form or contact the designated instructional technologist for your school or college.

This document illustrates the necessary steps to upload a CSCR file into Canvas. The example uses CSCR on a Mac.

    This document has been authored to assist instructors in loading a CSCR module into Canvas. Please be aware that while the basic functionality works, it is not possible to track student progress or pass a grade to the gradebook in Canvas. Students will also have issues displaying CSCR content in Canvas on a mobile device. Generally we recommend you move away from using CSCR modules.

    Uploading a CSCR module to Canvas

    1. Once your CSCR project is ready (make sure to preview it in Firefox first), click publish in the upper right corner of the CSCR Builder


    2. Make sure your filename is unique so you can find it again easily


    3. In your Canvas course, select the “Files” tab, create a folder to put your CSCR module in, and then select “Upload” in the upper right corner:


    4. In the “Zip file options” window that pops up, click “Expand It”.


    5. Make sure there is an “index.html” file, this will be what you use later. Sort it by “date modified” to find it quickly.


    6. Head to the “Modules” tab and find wherever you’d like to place the CSCR project (here it is simply a module named “CSCR) and hit the “+” button


    7. Add from “File”


    8. Find the “index.html” file and select it


    9. Now the module should look something like this. Simply click on “index.html” and the CSCR should run in Canvas just as it did on the Firefox preview. You can change the title of “index.html” to something else under the settings wheel, it may be more helpful for students.


    Opening a CSCR activity in a new tab from in Canvas

    If you want to open a CSCR activity in a new window from inside Canvas please see: Canvas - How to open a Canvas file, CSCR, or Captivate module in a new tab

    Linking to a CSCR activity hosted on a webserver

    If you have a departmental webserver or a DoIT webhosting you can also upload your CSCR modules there and link to them from your Canvas course site.

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    Keywords:Uploading CSCR Canvas Mac load import csb case scenario critical reader   Doc ID:63633
    Owner:Content Authoring Support .Group:Learn@UW Madison
    Created:2016-05-25 11:33 CSTUpdated:2017-10-02 08:48 CST
    Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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