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Kay McLennan
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The Educator Commons shop "made some ink" in the March 6, 2017 edition of "Hypergrid Business."

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In search of "Vote up" votes for "Profile Pictures Drawn From a Fixed Pool of Images" @ https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/7942-profile-pictures-drawn-from-a-fixed-pool-of-images.

My institution has not enabled the profile picture feature (owing to concerns over the possible inappropriate use of the profile picture by some students). I teach completely online courses and firmly believe some sort of [differentiating] profile picture is needed to -- to make threaded discussions easier to follow. I know there is a mechanism for anyone in Canvas to "flag" inappropriate profile images (and further, there is a "motion" to enable Canvas administrators to see who is flagging other students' profile pictures -- to guard against arbitrary/vendetta flagging). Still, the idea of creating more work for our Canvas administrators (read: creating a new task for Canvas administrators = tracking down the validity of flagged profile pictures) seems like a less than ideal solution. In turn, I propose setting up a pool of possible profile pictures (like flowers, animals, etc.) that will enable some degree of personalization without creating the potential for students to post inappropriate pictures (and further, make added work for Canvas administrators).

Again, please follow the link above to the "Profile Pictures Drawn From a Fixed Pool of Images" voting.

Thank you in advance for your interest. 

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In search of "Vote up" votes for "Profile Pictures Drawn From a Fixed Pool of Images" @ https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/7942-profile-pictures-drawn-from-a-fixed-pool-of-images.

My institution has not enabled the profile picture feature (owing to concerns over the possible inappropriate use of the profile picture by some students). I teach completely online courses and firmly believe some sort of [differentiating] profile picture is needed to -- to make threaded discussions easier to follow. I know there is a mechanism for anyone in Canvas to "flag" inappropriate profile images (and further, there is a "motion" to enable Canvas administrators to see who is flagging other students' profile pictures -- to guard against arbitrary/vendetta flagging). Still, the idea of creating more work for our Canvas administrators (read: creating a new task for Canvas administrators = tracking down the validity of flagged profile pictures) seems like a less than ideal solution. In turn, I propose setting up a pool of possible profile pictures (like flowers, animals, etc.) that will enable some degree of personalization without creating the potential for students to post inappropriate pictures (and further, make added work for Canvas administrators).

Again, please follow the link above to the "Profile Pictures Drawn From a Fixed Pool of Images" voting.

Thank you in advance for your interest. 

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In search of "Vote up" votes for "Profile Pictures Drawn From a Fixed Pool of Images" @ https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/7942-profile-pictures-drawn-from-a-fixed-pool-of-images.

My institution has not enabled the profile picture feature (owing to concerns over the possible inappropriate use of the profile picture by some students). I teach completely online courses and firmly believe some sort of [differentiating] profile picture is needed to -- to make threaded discussions easier to follow. I know there is a mechanism for anyone in Canvas to "flag" inappropriate profile images (and further, there is a "motion" to enable Canvas administrators to see who is flagging other students' profile pictures -- to guard against arbitrary/vendetta flagging). Still, the idea of creating more work for our Canvas administrators (read: creating a new task for Canvas administrators = tracking down the validity of flagged profile pictures) seems like a less than ideal solution. In turn, I propose setting up a pool of possible profile pictures (like flowers, animals, etc.) that will enable some degree of personalization without creating the potential for students to post inappropriate pictures (and further, make added work for Canvas administrators).

Again, please follow the link above to the "Profile Pictures Drawn From a Fixed Pool of Images" voting.

Thank you in advance for your interest. 

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Introducing a new Wrights Plaza shop -- the Educators Commons (@ Wrights Plaza 211,37,21). The Educators Commons shop was created to provide educators [using OpenSim virtual world learning simulations] with DIY resources, hypergrid links to "showcase" educational builds, AND a directory of OpenSim content providers.

To Content Creators (that want to be listed in the OpenSim Content Providers Directory): The "price of admission" into the Directory is to provide a freebie item of [likely/possible] use to educators. In turn, please leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop OR provide the requested information on the Educator Commons G+ forum, including:

- Your name (or avatar name);
- Your company name;
- Your company web site address;
- Your education simulation creation specialty/specialties (e.g., island development, scripting, NPCs, etc.); and
- The hypergrid address location of the freebie content you want to give-away in the Educator Commons shop.

To Educators: Please join the Educators Commons G+ group, visit the Educators Commons shop, and feel free to suggest an educator showcase (college-level or K-12) hypergrid destination (in a note card with the name of the destination and hypergrid address) in the mail box in front of the Educator Commons shop (located on Wrights Plaza island @ 211,37,21). Note: You will need to use an OSgrid avatar to leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop located on Wrights Plaza. If you do not have or do not want to create an OSgrid avatar, feel free to suggest your educator showcase hypergrid destination on the Educator Commons G+ group forum.


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Introducing a new Wrights Plaza shop -- the Educators Commons (@ Wrights Plaza 211,37,21). The Educators Commons shop was created to provide educators [using OpenSim virtual world learning simulations] with DIY resources, hypergrid links to "showcase" educational builds, AND a directory of OpenSim content providers.

To Content Creators (that want to be listed in the OpenSim Content Providers Directory): The "price of admission" into the Directory is to provide a freebie item of [likely/possible] use to educators. In turn, if you have content to donate and want to be listed in the directory, please leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop OR provide the requested information on the Educator Commons G+ forum, including:

- Your name (or avatar name);
- Your company name;
- Your company web site address;
- Your education simulation creation specialty/specialties (e.g., island development, scripting, NPCs, etc.); and
- The hypergrid address location of the freebie content you want to give-away in the Educator Commons shop.

To Educators: Please join the Educators Commons G+ group, visit the Educators Commons shop, and feel free to suggest an educator showcase (college-level or K-12) hypergrid destination (in a note card with the name of the destination and hypergrid address) in the mail box in front of the Educator Commons shop (located on Wrights Plaza island @ 211,37,21). Note: You will need to use an OSgrid avatar to leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop located on Wrights Plaza. If you do not have or do not want to create an OSgrid avatar, feel free to suggest your educator showcase hypergrid destination on the Educator Commons G+ group forum.



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Introducing a new Wrights Plaza shop -- the Educators Commons (@ Wrights Plaza 211,37,21). The Educators Commons shop was created to provide educators [using OpenSim virtual world learning simulations] with DIY resources, hypergrid links to "showcase" educational builds, AND a directory of OpenSim content providers.

To Content Creators (that want to be listed in the OpenSim Content Providers Directory): The "price of admission" into the Directory is to provide a freebie item of [likely/possible] use to educators. In turn, please leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop OR provide the requested information on the Educator Commons G+ forum, including:

- Your name (or avatar name);
- Your company name;
- Your company web site address;
- Your education simulation creation specialty/specialties (e.g., island development, scripting, NPCs, etc.); and
- The hypergrid address location of the freebie content you want to give-away in the Educator Commons shop.

To Educators: Please join the Educators Commons G+ group, visit the Educators Commons shop, and feel free to suggest an educator showcase (college-level or K-12) hypergrid destination (in a note card with the name of the destination and hypergrid address) in the mail box in front of the Educator Commons shop (located on Wrights Plaza island @ 211,37,21). Note: You will need to use an OSgrid avatar to leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop located on Wrights Plaza. If you do not have or do not want to create an OSgrid avatar, feel free to suggest your educator showcase hypergrid destination on the Educator Commons G+ group forum.



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Introducing a new Wrights Plaza shop -- the Educators Commons (@ Wrights Plaza 211,37,21). The Educators Commons shop was created to provide educators [using OpenSim virtual world learning simulations] with DIY resources, hypergrid links to "showcase" educational builds, AND a directory of OpenSim content providers.

To Content Creators (that want to be listed in the OpenSim Content Providers Directory): The "price of admission" into the Directory is to provide a freebie item of [likely/possible] use to educators. In turn, please leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop OR provide the requested information on the Educator Commons G+ forum, including:

- Your name (or avatar name);
- Your company name;
- Your company web site address;
- Your education simulation creation specialty/specialties (e.g., island development, scripting, NPCs, etc.); and
- The hypergrid address location of the freebie content you want to give-away in the Educator Commons shop.

To Educators: Please join the Educators Commons G+ group, visit the Educators Commons shop, and feel free to suggest an educator showcase (college-level or K-12) hypergrid destination (in a note card with the name of the destination and hypergrid address) in the mail box in front of the Educator Commons shop (located on Wrights Plaza island @ 211,37,21). Note: You will need to use an OSgrid avatar to leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop located on Wrights Plaza. If you do not have or do not want to create an OSgrid avatar, feel free to suggest your educator showcase hypergrid destination on the Educator Commons G+ group forum.


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Introducing a new Wrights Plaza shop -- the Educators Commons (@ Wrights Plaza 211,37,21). The Educators Commons shop was created to provide educators [using OpenSim virtual world learning simulations] with DIY resources, hypergrid links to "showcase" educational builds, AND a directory of OpenSim content providers.

To Content Creators (that want to be listed in the OpenSim Content Providers Directory): The "price of admission" into the Directory is to provide a freebie item of [likely/possible] use to educators. Alternatively, please leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop OR provide the requested information on the Educator Commons G+ forum, including:

- Your name (or avatar name);
- Your company name;
- Your company web site address;
- Your education simulation creation specialty/specialties (e.g., island development, scripting, NPCs, etc.); and
- The hypergrid address location of the freebie content you want to give-away in the Educator Commons shop.

To Educators: Please join the Educators Commons G+ group, visit the Educators Commons shop, and feel free to suggest an educator showcase (college-level or K-12) hypergrid destination (in a note card with the name of the destination and hypergrid address) in the mail box in front of the Educator Commons shop (located on Wrights Plaza island @ 211,37,21). Note: You will need to use an OSgrid avatar to leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop located on Wrights Plaza. If you do not have or do not want to create an OSgrid avatar, feel free to suggest your educator showcase hypergrid destination on the Educator Commons G+ group forum.


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To Content Creators (that want to be listed in the Directory), please leave a note card in front of the Educator Commons shop located on Wrights Plaza (or provide the requested information on this G+ forum), including:

- Your name (or avatar name);
- Your company name;
- Your company web site address;
- Your education simulation creation specialty/specialties (e.g., island development, scripting, NPCs, etc.); and
- The hypergrid address location of the freebie content you want to give-away in the Educator Commons shop.

Note: Your specification of the hypergrid address location of the freebie content you want to give-away means you agree it is OK for this content to be given-away at the Educator Commons shop (in a package that will include the same information you provide above).

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