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Student Help Guide

QuickStart

Follow these steps to complete your Coaching Companion assignments in Canvas. Refer to the in-depth topics in this guide for more information about completing your course assignments.

  1. Register for your course(s) using the University of Washington registration system.
  2. Login to Canvas.
  3. Go to your course home page
  4. Open your first assignment and follow the instructions to complete the assignment.
  5. When prompted, upload video to your assignments.
  6. Review comments left by your Instructor and peers.
  7. Finish all assignments for your course.
  8. If you have any questions, reach out to support@earlyedualliance.org. We’re here to help.

Using Canvas

How to login to Canvas

How to logout of Canvas

How to edit account information

Complete Assignments

How to access a course

How to view an assignment

How to find assignment instructions and grading rubric

How to view an assignment video

How to add a new video to an assignment

How to add a previously uploaded video to an assignment

How to delete a video from an assignment

Manage Comments

How to add comments to a video

How to read comments in an assignment

How to view Play-by-Play comments

Interact with your Community of Reflection and Practice (CORP) Group

How to leave feedback for your CORP group

Prepare Video for Upload

How to compress a video

 

Using Canvas

As a University of Washington Student, you will access your Coaching Companion assignments through the Canvas Learning System.

Canvas has a rich set of user guides which you can use to learn how to navigate the Canvas environment.

Manage Your Account

How to login to Canvas

You will use your UW NetID account to log into Canvas. If you are having any issues with your NetID account, refer to the UW NetID account page or call the UW-IT Service Center at 206-221-5000.

  1. Navigate to the UW Canvas URL: https://canvas.uw.edu/
  2. Click the Login button.
  1. Enter your UW NetID and password
  1. Click the Sign In button

How to logout of Canvas

  1. Click on the Account option in the left menu
  2. Click the Logout button.

How to edit account information

  1. You can use the Canvas Account panel to change account settings, such as your name and how you want to receive notifications.
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Complete Assignments

How to access a course

  1. Login to Canvas.
  2. From the Canvas Dashboard, click on the tile with the correct course ID.
  1. The course page opens with a navigation panel on the left that shows all topics related to the course.
  1. Click on any of the course topics to learn more about the course.

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How to view an assignment

  1. Open the course from the Canvas Dashboard.
  2. Click the Assignments link from the course menu.
  3. You’ll see a list of assignments associated with the course.
  1. Click on an assignment title to open the assignment page.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the assignment.

How to find assignment instructions and grading rubric

  1. Open an assignment
  2. In some cases, the assignment instructions and rubric will be in the space above the Assignment tab.
  1. In other cases, you’ll see a tab for Instructions and/or Grading Rubric next to the Assignment tab. Click on the relevant tab to see assignment information.

How to view an assignment video

  1. Open an assignment
  2. When you can see the video on the page, click in the video frame to start playback.

How to add video to an assignment

  1. If your video is over 500 MB, follow the instructions to Compress Your Video before uploading to EarlyEdU Coaching Companion™.
  2. Open the assignment to which you want to add video.
  3. Click the Add New Video bar.
  1. Click the Choose File button and then choose a video from the file manager (this will look different depending on the device from which you are uploading a video). Click the OK (or other browser specific) button to close the file manager.
  1. Enter a descriptive title for the video in the text box.
  2. Click Upload. A progress bar will show the status of the video upload.
  1. After uploading, the video will be encoded (the process may take up to an hour.) During this time, do not close the browser window. It is important to verify that the video has encoded before closing the browser completely.
  1. Review the file when the encoding is completed.
  2. Rotate the image, if necessary, by clicking the Rotate button.

How to add a previously uploaded video to an assignment

If you have previously uploaded a video into the Coaching Companion, you have the option of adding it to a different assignment. This will allow you to skip the steps to upload a new video from your device.

  1. Open the assignment that you would like to add video to.
  2. Click the Add New Video bar.
  3. Click the Select From Your Current Videos bar.
  1. Click the tile representing the video you want to submit for the assignment. When you hover your cursor over the video tile, the title will display.
  1. Click the Submit Selected Video button

How to delete a video from an assignment

  1. Open the assignment from which you want to delete a video.
  2. Click the edit (pencil) icon at the top left of the video.
  1. Click the Delete button at the bottom right of the form.
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Manage Comments

How to add comments to a video

  1. Open the assignment that contains the video to which you want to add comments.
  2. To add a timestamped comment, click directly on the video at the time you want to add the comment. The video will pause and display the comments form.
  1. Enter your comment and then click the Save Comment button.
  2. To enter a general comment, scroll below the video and click the Add Comments bar.
  3. Enter your comment in the form that appears and then click the Save Comment button.

How to read comments in an assignment

  1. Open the assignment where you'd like to review comments.
  2. Scroll past the video to see all comments added to the video.
  3. Comments that are linked to a time in the video will display a timestamp. Click on the timestamp to start the video at the correlating time.
  1. When the video is first displayed, there is a refresh icon at the bottom.

    Click this icon to display the options to Reply | Edit | Delete.
  2. Click Reply to add a comment to an existing comment.
  3. Click Edit to change the text of your comment.
  4. Click Delete to delete your comment.

How to view Play-by-Play comments

Play-by-Play assignments allow your Instructor to tag your video with discrete tags know as Interactions. This is a quick way for your Instructor to provide feedback on specific actions or attributes in your video. A Play-by-Play Interactions shows up in the comments area, however it has a different look than a generic comment. The interaction will be tagged with a word or a phrase that your Instructor is looking for in your video, as well as an associated color.

  1. Complete a Play-by-Play assignment, noting the type of interactions your Instructor would like to see and creating a video where you display these types of interactions.
  2. After your Instructor has finished reviewing your assignment, open the assignment and scroll to comment area. Note the interactions your Instructor has used to tag your video.
  1. Click on the timestamp to open the video to the point that your Instructor tagged with this interaction.
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Interact with your Community of Reflection and Practice (CORP) Group

Being of member of a CORP group allows you to practice giving and receiving feedback to a small group of your peers. There are a few things to understand about the CORP assignments that will help you in these interactions.

How to leave feedback for your CORP group

  1. Open a Community of Reflection and Practice assignment.
  2. Click the Add a New Video bar and then follow instructions to add a video to the assignment.
  1. Review the list of the members of your CORP group. Students who have completed a video upload for the course will have a small dot next to their name.
  1. Click on one of the named bars showing the video uploaded icon, and watch the video.
  2. Leave feedback by adding comments to the video, and responding to other comments.
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Manage Video

There are many factors to consider when recording video to produce the highest quality media. Click the button below to review the Video Recording Guide and to learn some best practices for creating your videos.

How to compress a video

Video files over 500 MB must be compressed before uploading to the EarlyEdU Coaching Companion™.

We suggest using Handbrake to compress video files.

  1. Download Handbrake (https://handbrake.fr).
  2. Click on the download button on the home page, and then follow the download and installation instructions.
  3. Refer to one of the following guides to use Handbrake to compress your video
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