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5 Tips for a Successful Canvas Course Site

Filed in Canvas, HowTo, resources by on April 27, 2017 0 Comments
5 Tips for a Successful Canvas Course Site

By now, most of you have hopefully begun to create a course site in our new LMS, Canvas. I found a helpful resource in the Canvas Community written by a colleague that inspired me to create a similar list for WPI faculty. 1 – Customize your Canvas Notifications Notifications in Canvas are set globally (not course […]

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Canvas Update – April 22, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on April 20, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (April 22), Users with permissions to manually add users to a course will see a display change to pending enrollments. All users will see a change to the Dashboard view menu. Production release notes also include […]

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Canvas Update – April 1st, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 29, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release, instructors can include the playsinline video tag attribute in the Rich Content Editor and can view the assignment name of a recently graded item in Student Context Cards. For all users, the Chat tool includes […]

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Canvas Update – March 11th, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 8, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release, instructors can add quick links to new pages in the Rich Content Editor and include the Abbr attribute for screen readers in course content. In SpeedGrader, instructors view a warning when they unmute an assignment, and […]

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How to batch download copies of files posted in Blackboard since 2012

Filed in Canvas by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments

Lindsey created a document that helps instructors migrate their own content from Blackboard course sites to Canvas. However, what do you do if you just want a copy of a file you used in the past but you don’t want to migrate it into Canvas? Well, until June 30, 2017, you can go in and […]

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Canvas Update – February 18th, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release, instructors can show and hide deleted discussion replies and be included in group collaborations. Additionally, instructors who can manually add users to a course benefit from an improved workflow process. Other minor updates have been […]

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Choosing How to Display your Videos in Canvas

Filed in Canvas by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments

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Canvas Update – January 28th, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on January 26, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release, course imports now support SCORM content. Behavior clarifications have also been updated in MasteryPaths, Grading Periods, Pages, and Quizzes functionality. In the Dashboard, No Submission and On Paper assignments don’t display in the To Do list […]

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Common myWPI requests and (how to accomplish in) Canvas

Filed in Canvas by on January 13, 2017 0 Comments
Common myWPI requests and (how to accomplish in) Canvas

At the start of every term/semester, we receive many requests asking for assistance in copying prior content into a new site, merging Blackboard sites into “MASTER” sites, adding TAs/graders/PLAs, and bringing back a prior offering to have available for reference, or for a student to make up an incomplete. Many instructors were frustrated that they couldn’t […]

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Canvas Update – January 7th, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on January 4, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release, instructors can display recent announcements as part of a Front Page course home page and view the updated Rich Content Editor sidebar in Pages and the Syllabus. Instructors also have additional close date verifications when […]

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