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Canvas Update – June 23, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (June 23), modules and calendar events can be duplicated in Canvas. The Discussions page has been updated with an improved design, and instructors can create section-specific discussions. In the New Gradebook, the Grade Detail […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: The keyboard shortcuts that make Canvas even easier!

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, resources by on June 5, 2018 0 Comments

Canvas is already very user friendly, but they make things easier on you by providing a number of keyboard shortcuts to make navigating Canvas even quicker. If a Canvas screen has keyboard shortcuts on it, you can view the list of shortcuts by pressing the comma key or + , which will trigger a popup […]

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Canvas Update – June 2, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on June 1, 2018 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (June 2), Conferences can display multiple recording formats.  For outcomes and rubrics, imported outcome errors and warnings are more distinctive through clarified functionality, and the Find Rubrics window displays account and course names alphabetically […]

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Canvas Update – May 12, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on May 7, 2018 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (May 12), Yo is no longer supported as a Canvas web service. Additionally, the Files Settings menu icon has been replaced with the Options icon. For instructors, the Announcements commenting option is persistent per […]

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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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