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Pro Tip Tuesday: Adding a web resource to your course menu

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on July 11, 2017 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Adding a web resource to your course menu

Do you have a website or web resource that should be prominently featured in your Canvas course navigation menu?  You can add one using the Redirect Tool app. Click Settings and select Apps, and then search for the term Redirect tool. Open the Redirect tool and click Add App. In the Add App dialog box: In the “Name” field, enter the name […]

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Canvas Update: July 15, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on July 11, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (July 15), assignments and pages can be duplicated in Canvas courses, and new courses default to the Modules Course Home Page layout. The Rich Content Editor sidebar enhancements that exist in Pages and the Syllabus […]

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Best Practices for Delivering Online Quizzes

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow by on July 6, 2017 0 Comments
Best Practices for Delivering Online Quizzes

Are you looking to deliver quizzes or exams using Canvas?  Here’s some tips to effectively optimize assessment “security” using the settings Canvas has available.     1. Draw your quiz questions from a pool of questions using Question Banks 2. When using the Multiple Choice question type, randomize answer choices for each question 3. Use […]

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Last chance to say goodbye…

Filed in Canvas by on June 29, 2017 0 Comments
Last chance to say goodbye…

It’s your last chance to say goodbye to myWPI!  After 18 years of faithful service from myWPI, WPI is looking onward to our next LMS: Canvas. Please log in to http://my.wpi.edu to give your courses one last look!  After June 30, you will no longer be able to view your course sites in myWPI.  All […]

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Canvas Update: June 24, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on June 23, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (June 24), the Box previewer and Crocodoc annotation tools throughout Canvas have been replaced with Canvas DocViewer, which provides improved performance for a variety of document and image types. Other small changes have been made […]

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New Feature Spotlight: Add Recent Announcements to your Home Page

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow by on June 13, 2017 0 Comments
New Feature Spotlight: Add Recent Announcements to your Home Page

Did you know you can add your most recent announcements to your Canvas Home Page? Canvas added a cool widget that allows you to display your most recent announcements on your Canvas course home page dynamically. As you post new announcements, it will automatically update with the newest and greatest! Students will be able to […]

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Canvas Update: June 3, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on June 1, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (June 3), any Course Home Page can display recent announcements, content exports expire after 30 days, and the Gradebook Individual View displays weighted grading periods. The Rich Content Editor sidebar enhancements are available for all […]

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Canvas Update – May 13, 2017

Filed in Canvas, updates by on May 10, 2017 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (May 13), the Dashboard allows users to remove the color overlay from any course cards that include an image. In an individual course page, the page settings menu supports the Use as Front Page option. […]

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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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