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Review and Rating of Canvas Software as used by CCSD

Canvas Software Product Review and Integration with CCSD Infinite Campus

Authored by Professor Ron

During one of my stints as a teacher for the Clark County School District, I came across a frequently used software platform called Canvas. The developers refer to Canvas as ..most well known for its ease of use and painless adoption….. In fact, I have used Canvas and shared my opinons on its use thoughout the School District with staff and teachers.

In a nutshell, Canvas Software is a Content Management System. It has been sold to the Clark County School District as an LMS (Learning Management System.) The persons making the purchasing and buying decisions of such software apparently did not do their homework very well. Canvas is similar to WordPress, and Moodle, but severely lacking in plug-ins, teacher-designed plug-ins, and extenstions, as well as other useful features, and extenstions. Canvas is not all what the developers claim it to be, and it does have several flaws, if not headaches.

CCSD Administrator Ignores My Canvas Software Review and Input.

It should be no surprise that a school within the Clark County School District (which is ranked nearly the last in the United States, and has a budget deficit of over $25 million), would ignore the advice, opinion, and input of a Purdue University graduate with over 25 years of programming experience in favor of a &34Google Certified Teacher Level who is supposedly skilled at Canvas products and services, but lacks programming experience.

Therefore, I am helping the general public, open-minded schools, and resourceful teachers better understand the severe flaws associated with Canvas and the pain-staking letdowns which many teachers experience in integrating the Infinite Campus gradebook with Canvas .

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR OF Canvas Software AUTONOMOUSLY OVERWRITES INFINITE CAMPUS GRADEBOOK DISPLAY DATA

The Canvas software program has a feature of importing assignments automatically to Infinite Campus. The imported assignments are parked in the Imported Assignments tab but also are parked directly into the gradebook once an intructor officially imports the assignment to the Assignments tab into a specific grading quarter.

All of this sounds wonderful, but: It is does not work they way it was pitched. Canvas Software autonomously appends the Infinite Gradebook regardless of the fact that the teacher may have already SAVED the gradedbook. Canvas Software nullifies and ignores the SAVE feature, and thus any edits the teacher may have done are automatically overwritten.

Teachers and administrators have scrambled to overcome this flaw. The updates by Canvas are not professonaly designed on te same level as a Microsoft or Google, Inc., wherein the end user is first notified of a pending update and has the option to delay,cancel, or refuse the update. Canvas Software FORCES the gradebook to be updated, period! After spending time on several re-edits, and 2AM over-writes done by the System Administrator of Canvas, this flaw was discovered.

Canvas Software Does not Distiinguish Between Different Grading Scales

Some Teachers base their assignments upon a 100 point grading scale, while others use a grading scale based upon somethig different, like, 58 points, etc. This may seem minor in the general scheme of things, but imagine Canvas-created course assignments where the learning modules use a variety of grading scales (12 points, 45 points, 32 points, etc) while your Infinite Campus assignments are all traditionally based upon 100 point scale.

Canvas Software has features for calculating grades as a percentage WHILE IN CANVAS, but this pecentage doe not export to Infinite Campus. This means that Canvas will use, let’s say, a 32 points Essay assignment, and calculate a grade of 93% based upon 30 scored points. However, when the assignment is transferred by the System Administrator of Canvas the score is computed upon a default 100-point system, and the student receives a 30% score.

The teacher has to re-edit the gradebook to cover the Canvas flaw or failure of Canvas Software to automatically correct this programming miscue. No problem, says the CCSD teacher. The teacher dutifully uses an outrageous amount of non-paid hours to correct/overcome these flaws by re-editing the System Administrator Canvas Input to a 100 point scale.

  1. Canvas Software does not routinely and automatically display the imported Grades from Canvas to match the “Display Grade As” selected by the instructor although the value of the programming variable clearly is officially set and does exist as evidenced by the fact that the grade does display in the Canvas gradebook for the specific course(s); ;

  2. Canvas Software OVERWRITES not only the corect percentage-grade on Assignments in Infinite Campus, but also overwrites the Grade Scale with the Canvas-supplied point system. All of this takes place AFTER an Instructor has submitted and SAVED his/her own work. ;
  3. Although a due date on an Assignment ma have passed, or the assignment is no longer accessible to the students, and once an Instructor has “SAVED” his/her work on Infinite Campus, Canvas is still autonomously importing both “points”, and a new “grade-scale” to each Canvas-created assignment!
  4. When Canvas over-writes data, or updates the Quarter Grade assignment data, it only displays the original date when the first import creation of the assignment occurred instead of the date that the over-write took place. For example, Canvas displays “Created by Administrator, System 11/07/2017…” for M1L1S. Canvas does not alert the Instructor with a warning Message like “Canvas is Ready to Update. Do you authorize this Update to take place?. Yes or No.” Canvas bruteforce updates and bruteforce overwrites existing “SAVED” data and does not perform a programming check to ascertain if the Instructor has altered the Gradebook, e.g., the Grading Scale.;
  5. Etc;

Canvas Software is an Example why CCSD has Budget Deficit

Teachers spend an excessive amount working to overcome and outpace the flaws or shortcomings of Canvas Software. School-based administrators are sold on Canvas. The questions is this: Is the Canvas Software the best product for Infinite Campus, and why are their databases not in sync with one another?
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Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials in Las Vegas!

WordPress Classes

Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials!!


Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials in Las Vegas!

Summer 2017 WordPress Classes

Summer 2017 WordPress Classes

Hosted by Professor Ron

Henderson, NV WordPress Training

Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials! Live. Local. Hosted by Professor Ron. The 2016-2017 School year is coming to a close for many school districts across the country. Now is the time to enroll yourself as a parent or your child into the Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials! Invest in yourself. Learn WordPress! Word Press currently runs more than 66 million websites. Over 20% of all websites in the world run WordPress.

Professor Ron teaches live WordPress sessions to students and adults aged 18 years and higher. Why settle for WordPress Training by remote computer or hosted in another cuntry and shown by computer relay when you can learn WordPress live with Professor Ron. Invest in yourself. Invest in America.

Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials in Las Vegas, NV

Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials in Las Vegas, NV. Learn the fundamentals of WordPress in a live class hosted by Professor Ron. No more than 20 students per class. Are you a resident or tourist seeking to add the power of WordPress to your resume? As Professor Ron, I will personally take you through the tedious and meticulous steps of mastering the concept of WordPress. No videos. No thick and boring manuals to purchase. No foreign instructors with broken English skills. Professor Ron is certified U.S. WOrdPress Trainer.

I am confident any student can learn the fundamentals of WordPress. With our Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials, WordPress is very affordable

Why Choose Professor Ron for Summer 2017 WordPress Training

Top Reasons to choose Professor Ron for Summer 2017 WordPress Training Specials in Las Vegas!

  1. WordPress Training is NOT taught at the local Clark County School District, or in most private schools.
  2. The WordPress Course content by Professor Ron is not taught at the local Henderson, NV community colleges;
  3. Professor Ron brings over 20 years of programming experience. WordPress Training requires flexibility, mobility,patience,expertise, and affordability. Professor Ron offers all of these characteristics and much more;
  4. Free 30-minute WordPress site analysis;
  5. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches all about the WordPress Admin Area;
  6. Summer 2017 WordPress Training teaches all about WordPress settings;
  7. Summer 2017 WordPress Training teaches users about Google Analytics, etc.;
  8. Summer 2017 WordPress Training teaches how to select the best theme for your business objectives;
  9. Summer 2017 WordPress Training teaches how to edit images to boost traffic;
  10. Summer 2017 WordPress Training teaches how to create a WordPress newsletter
  11. Summer 2017 WordPress Training teaches how to select and use plug-ins
  12. Summer 2017 WordPress Training e-commerce integration;
  13. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches how to make your website mobile-friendly;
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Las Vegas WordPress Training + Starbucks Coffee

WordPress Classes

Las Vegas WordPress Expresso Training


WordPress Training Expresso: Coffee + WordPress Training

Authored by Professor Ron

Las Vegas  WordPress Training

What better way to enjoy a friendly WordPress Training session than with your favorite Starbucks coffee?
Sign-Up for a WordPress Training Session with Professor Ron, and I will order your favorite Coffee. We all learn better with a nice,relaxing, soothing cup of Coffee.

WordPress Training tips from a Professional:

Most universities require at least a Master’s Degree in Math to become a Mathematics Instructor. Las Vegas WordPress Expresso Training!

Learn the fundamentals of WordPress. Are you a resident or tourist seeking to add the power of WordPress to your resume? As Professor Ron, I will personally take you through the tedious and meticulous steps of mastering the concept of WordPress. Sign-up for my WordPress Expresso Course, and learn the fundamentals of WordPress in 2 short hours! No videos. No thick and boring manuals to purchase. No foreign instructors with broken English skills. NAASMobile Certified WordPress Trainers are college graduates. With my knowledge of 20 years of web design consultation and programming, I am confident any student can learn the fundamentals of WordPress. With our Las Vegas WordPress Training series, WordPress is Affordable, Live, and very Local. Our trainers can meet with you at your home, office, church, school, library, or any place with a WI-FI connection. All it takes is motivation, will-power, and the desire to learn the most powerful content-management-system on the Internet. As Professor Ron, I will oversee that your Las Vegas WordPress training conforms to the same high standards as if taught at the college level.

Las Vegas WordPress Expresso Training Available to Businesses, Students, and Professionals!

Las Vegas WordPress Training Available to Businesses, Students, and Professionals. Every business, student, and professional should know the fundamentals of WordPress. At the same time, most people do not like the impersonal and remote feel of video learning.

Las Vegas students and professionals need professional WordPress training, and coding. With Professor Ron, Las Vegas WordPress Training offers a low instructor-to-student ratio that never exceeds 20-to-1. Las Vegas WordPress offered by NAASMobile resolves those issues with a personalized approach to Las Vegas WordPress Training. Las Vegas WordPress Training by Professor Ron offers Las Vegas kids, students, and professionals, something far superior than any Nevada classroom, or franchise operator.

What is WordPress and Why is Las Vegas WordPress Training so Important?

WordPress is a powerful Content Management System that is perfect for persons just learning web design, blog creation, or needing a basic business or personal website. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing. Since that time, WordPress programmers have constantly updated the code and made it even simpler to create a website, blog, or shopping cart. Since 2003, WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has since evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more. WordPress has thousands of plugins and widgets and themes. With our Las Vegas WordPress Training Series, NAASMobile will break down the complexity of coding to such a level that a 10-year old student in Henderson can learn. The latest version of WordPress has been downloaded by over 31.5 million users. In simplest terms, you need to learn WordPress like you need a Smart-phone for business.

Why Choose Professor Ron for Las Vegas WordPress Training?

Top Reasons to choose Professor Ron for Las Vegas WordPress Training. You decide what options are best for Las Vegas residents.

  1. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training is NOT taught at the local Clark County School District, or in private Las Vegas schools.
  2. The WordPress Course content by Professor Ron is not taught at the local Las Vegas community colleges;
  3. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training requires flexibility, mobility,patience,expertise, and affordability. Professor Ron offers all of these characteristics and much more;
  4. Free 30-minute WordPress site analysis;
  5. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training teaches all about the WordPress Admin Area;
  6. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training teaches all about WordPress settings;
  7. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training teaches users about Google Analytics, etc.;
  8. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training teaches how to select the best theme for your business objectives;
  9. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training teaches how to edit images to boost traffic;
  10. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training teaches how to create a WordPress newsletter
  11. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training teaches how to select and use plug-ins
  12. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training e-commerce integration;
  13. Las Vegas NV WordPress Training teaches how to make your website mobile-friendly;
  14. etc.

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Henderson, NV WordPress Training: Best Sources and Tips!

WordPress Classes

Henderson, NV WordPress Training


Henderson, NV WordPress Training: Affordable, Live, and Local

Authored by Professor Ron

Henderson, NV WordPress Training

Henderson, NV WordPress Training: Affordable, Live, and Local. In January of 2017, Henderson, Nevada residents, as well as numerous other residents throughout Nevada, will be introduced to alleged coding companies, as well as franchise operators ran by ambitious self-employed entrepreneurs. Typically, these entrepreneurs do not have the Divison I college degree, or routine industry experience in .php, HTML, CSS, Java, Android, C, and other coding languages. Novice college students are typically retained.

Professor Ron believes that to become an expert, you must learn from an expert. We welcome thse newcomers with open arms. However, Henderson, NV residents should also act with caution. The old adage still stands: you get, what you pay for. There is no short cut to educational superiorty or expertise. Henderson, NV WordPress Training is affordable with Professor Ron!

Henderson, NV WordPress Training tips: Beware of Coders Who Can’t Code their own website

The last time I checked, UNLV and most other universities require at least a Master’s Degree in Math to become a Mathematics Instructor. Henderson, NV WordPress Training: Affordable, Live, and Local! Having an Arts degree, or English degree, or Political Science degree is fine. However, a Software Engineering degree is betters suited for persons seeking to identify themselves as instructors. When looking at the websites of ambitious self-employed entrepreneurs offering coding to Henderson, NV kids, students,and professionals, make sure the website is at least coded by the contact person or the Instructor.

Learn the fundamentals of WordPress. Are you a resident or tourist seeking to add the power of WordPress to your resume? As Professor Ron, I will personally take you through the tedious and meticulous steps of mastering the concept of WordPress. No videos. No thick and boring manuals to purchase. No foreign instructors with broken English skills. NAASMobile Certified WordPress Trainers are college graduates. With my knowledge of 20 years of web design consultation and programming, I am confident any student can learn the fundamentals of WordPress. With our Henderson, NV WordPress Training series, WordPress is Affordable, Live, and very Local. Our trainers can meet with you at your home, office, church, school, library, or any place with a WI-FI connection. All it takes is motivation, will-power, and the desire to learn the most powerful content-management-system on the Internet. As Professor Ron, I will oversee that your Las Vegas WordPress training conforms to the high standards of an NAASMobile program. Las Vegas WordPress Training: Affordable, Live, and Local

Henderson, NV WordPress Training Available to Businesses, Students, and Professionals!

Henderson, NV WordPress Training Available to Businesses, Students, and Professionals. Every business, student, and professional should know the fundamentals of WordPress. At the same time, most people do not like the impersonal and remote feel of video learning.

Henderson, NV students and professionals need professional WordPress training, and coding. With Professor Ron, Henderson, NV WordPress Training offers a low instructor-to-student ratio that never exceeds 20-to-1. Las Vegas WordPress offered by NAASMobile resolves those issues with a personalized approach to Henderson, NV WordPress Training. Henderson, NV WordPress Training by Professor Ron offers Henderson, NV kids, students, and professionals, something far superior than any Nevada classroom, or franchise operator.

What is WordPress and Why is Henderson, NV WordPress Training so Important?

Henderson, NV WordPress Training

WordPress is a powerful Content Management System that is perfect for persons just learning web design, blog creation, or needing a basic business or personal website. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing. Since that time, WordPress programmers have constantly updated the code and made it even simpler to create a website, blog, or shopping cart. Since 2003, WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has since evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more. WordPress has thousands of plugins and widgets and themes. With our Henderson, NV WordPress Training Series, NAASMobile will break down the complexity of coding to such a level that a 10-year old student in Henderson can learn. The latest version of WordPress has been downloaded by over 31.5 million users. In simplest terms, you need to learn WordPress like you need a Smart-phone for business.

Why Choose Professor Ron for Henderson, NV WordPress Training?

Top Reasons to choose Professor Ron for Henderson, NV WordPress Training. You decide what options are best for Henderson, NV residents.

  1. Henderson,NV WordPress Training is NOT taught at the local Clark County School District, or in private Henderson, NV schools.
  2. The WordPress Course content by Professor Ron is not taught at the local Henderson, NV community colleges;
  3. Henderson,NV WordPress Training requires flexibility, mobility,patience,expertise, and affordability. Professor Ron offers all of these characteristics and much more;
  4. Free 30-minute WordPress site analysis;
  5. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches all about the WordPress Admin Area;
  6. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches all about WordPress settings;
  7. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches users about Google Analytics, etc.;
  8. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches how to select the best theme for your business objectives;
  9. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches how to edit images to boost traffic;
  10. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches how to create a WordPress newsletter
  11. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches how to select and use plug-ins
  12. Henderson,NV WordPress Training e-commerce integration;
  13. Henderson,NV WordPress Training teaches how to make your website mobile-friendly;
  14. etc.

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Onsite WordPress Training

Las Vegas WordPress Classes

Las Vegas WordPress Classes Empower women and small business owners


Onsite WordPress Training for Groups. Instructor Professor Ron.

Authored by Professor Ron

If your company has a group of 10 or more employees wanting to learn WordPress, then onsite training at your office is probably a better option. You save travel costs, and gain more productivity from your employees. Professor Ron can travel to your office. By doing so, your company can eliminate travel costs for employees and get a fully customized class based on your specific company needs. Let Professor Ron help our employees become more productive through Onsite WordPress Training!

  1. An expert WordPress Training Instructor will come to your office and personally train the students;
  2. Each WordPress Training session can be fully customized to your training needs.
  3. We require 4 weeks advance time to arrange a training session
  4. Each student receives a Course Manual with Practice website material provided before the class date)
  5. Facility must have WI-FI access;
  6. Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  7. Students required to have own computer, preferred location is in computer lab.
  8. Instructor will preview site in advance at no additional expense to ensure all is well.
  9. Students will be taught by veteran WordPress expert.
  10. Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily
  11. Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  12. Weekend classes available.

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Cyber Security Services

Professor Ron Cyber Security

Professor Ron Cyber Security

Cyber Security. Why small business owners should be concerned.

Authored by Professor Ron

Cyber Security and why small business owners should be concerned. Computer security, also known as cyber security is the protection of information systems, computer websites, from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Cyber Security also provides protection and security to company logos, trademarks, and email systems. I have over 25 years of experience in web design, and cyber security, and web hosting servers.

Cyber-Security: WordPress and Bootstrap Websites are Easy Targets

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Websites built upon a Content management systems like WordPress and Bootstrap are easy targets for intermediary hackers. Both Bootstrap and WordPress uses standard, open-source, Content Management Systems that attract beginners as well as web design professionals. The downside to both systems is the relative ease that some web designers use when creating cookie-cutter web templates that are easy to exploit. In short, both Bootstrap and WordPress sites are easy to hack, and install Administrative privileges.

Cyber Security Services and Consultation

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Professr Ron offers Cyber Security Consulation to Small Businesses

I am a Purdue Univesity, Software Engineeting graduate. My services are not cheap, but are affordable. I charge $150/hour. Large corporations charge over $100,000 consultation fees to CyberSecurity Experts. Few businesses can afford these rates. Since I charge by hour, my rates are afforfable. Also, I can provide in-person consultation. If I can reproduce your website in 60 seconds, I can hack your website in 3 minutes. You have a security flaw! An 1 hour of consultation includes,

  1. Embrace disruptive technologies and efficiently ensure security across your enterprise with our managed service

  2. Our consultants evaluate operations and develop strategies and a roadmap to help you protect your enterprise.
  3. NAASMobile Cyber Security supports business impact and risk analysis, continuity planning and testing, and disaster recovery.
  4. NAASMobile Cyber Security includes comprehensive website security and FTP analysis
  5. NAASMobile Cyber Security offers live, custom, security reports for each web page accessed.
  6. Block Traffic from known Russian, and Chinese, servers.
  7. Block Traffic from excessive incursions.
  8. Get live analysis of every webpage visit.