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What is GLOW?

GLOW is Williams’ Course Management System and it is Canvas by Instructure in the backend. (glow.williams.edu) It’s a web-based and easy to use platform that supports instructors in their teaching and communication with students. GLOW provides a suite of tools that makes it easy to put course materials online, including video and audio. It can also help faculty engage with students in a variety of ways including discussion forums, the online scheduling (Signup Sheets) of office hours and lab experiments, and the assignment collection and grading of quizzes and homework to name a few.

Check our GLOW Course Preparation for Remote Teaching Checklist

  • New Rich Content Editor (RCE)

    You will see two significant changes:

    • Content Selector – These menu tools used to appear on the right side of your screen, but are now conveniently embedded within the new RCE toolbar.
    • Media Options – Although built-in media tools are available from the Record/Upload Media tool, if you want to access Panopto (Course Media Gallery), Khan Academy, TED Ed, etc. you should use the new App tool instead. 

    This video from Case Western demonstrates the changes in comparison to the older Rich Content Editor (RCE.)  

    New Rich Content Editor

    View New Rich Content Editor

    When creating or editing an announcementassignmentdiscussionpagequiz, or syllabus, the New Rich Content Editor opens by default.

     

    How to create hyperlinks to course content

    Open Course Links

    In the toolbar, click the Links icon [1] and select the Course Links option [2].
    Note: To view the Links icon, you may have to click the Options icon [3].

    Open Media Upload Tool

    Open Media Upload Tool

    Click the Record/Upload Media icon [1] and select the Upload/Record Media option [2].
    Note: To view the Record/Upload Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon [3].

    More on the Rich Content Editor