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Canvas Update – April 21, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on April 18, 2018 0 Comments

In this production release (April 21), admins can set a default Dashboard view for new Canvas users and allow graders to add excess points to outcome criteria in SpeedGrader. Additionally, the account-level SIS Import process supports a feature option refactor that provides improved performance and stability. In Conferences, individual recordings can be individually deleted. The […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Speed up your grading by sorting your students in Speedgrader

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on April 17, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Speed up your grading by sorting your students in Speedgrader

For quicker and easier grading, you can sort the student list by student name, the date they submitted the assignment, or by submission status. Open up Speedgrader from any assignment, discussion, or quiz in your Canvas course. To open SpeedGrader Options, click the Settings link (gear icon). To open the sorting options for the student […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: How to quickly deal with “undated” assignments

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: How to quickly deal with “undated” assignments

Do you have a lot of assignments in your Canvas course that don’t have dates associated with them?  You can easily organize and add due dates to your assignments using Canvas’ Calendar tool!  Due Dates are a really useful tool for your students in Canvas. By providing due dates for assignments, students will receive reminders on their “To Do List” […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Profile Picture to Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Profile Picture to Canvas

There are two ways you can select a profile picture to use throughout Canvas: Upload a Picture from your computer Take a picture using your computer’s camera First, some best practices: Images should be square in size to prevent your picture from being resized or distorted. Files can be any type (.jpg, .png, .gif) or […]

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Canvas Update – March 31, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 27, 2018 0 Comments

In this production release (March 31), users with the manage Learning Outcomes permission can import outcomes into an account or a course using a CSV file. Outcome edits can be updated in outcomes for both assessed and unassessed rubrics. The Reports page includes the Outcome Export report, and additional outcomes data is included in the […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Drag and Drop to upload files to Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 20, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Drag and Drop to upload files to Canvas

Did you know that with most web browsers, you can add to your course files by simply dragging and dropping the files from a file window directly into Canvas? Click the title of the file you wish to add [1] and drag the file to your open browser [2]. Your file will automatically upload.  Use […]

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Canvas Update – March 10, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 8, 2018 0 Comments

In this production release (March 10), the Announcements page includes an updated design and several feature enhancements, including announcements by section, that will be distributed for all institutions across a tiered release schedule directly after the release. Additionally, the Outcomes page includes a minor directional change to the Options icon.   Production release notes also […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Post final grades to Banner

Filed in Canvas, HowTo, resources by on February 27, 2018 0 Comments

This one is cheating a bit because it’s not really about Canvas, but with the end of C-Term approaching I thought I’d rehash an old post from last year. If you need a refresher on how to post final grades to Banner, take a few minutes to watch this video! Reminder: any “final” or “total” grades […]

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Your course home page now has a Student View button!

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on February 23, 2018 0 Comments
Your course home page now has a Student View button!

In Canvas’ most recent update, the Student View tool was given more prominent placement in your course site. Now, all you have to do is launch your Canvas course from your Dashboard, and click on the Student View button in the left hand menu. Next time you’re in your course site, make sure you try […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Rubric to Canvas Discussions

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on February 20, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Rubric to Canvas Discussions

You probably already knew that you can add rubrics to assignments in Canvas. Did you know that you can add them to graded discussions as well?  If you want to communicate expectations and have set standards for grading your students’ discussion posts, read on! In your Course Navigation, click the Discussions link. Click the name of […]

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