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Arc Video: Recording and Sharing

Interested in recording instructional video for your students? Canvas has a built in tool for doing just that. It’s called Arc. Read Sophie’s blog post for more.

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The Powerpoint – Echo360 – Canvas Workflow

Filed in Miscellaneous by on April 10, 2019 0 Comments

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When the course must go on…

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Your Echo360 Library has a New Look

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 24, 2019 0 Comments

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Overriding Term Availability Settings

Filed in LMS by on April 25, 2018 0 Comments
Overriding Term Availability Settings

If you are getting an error message that indicates you cannot set an assignment due date because it is outside the official term dates, there is a way to easily over-ride this. For courses that start/end on a schedule outside of the official academic calendar (e.g. WPI Online courses), you can go into the course Settings, […]

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When the course must go on…

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments

This post has been updated as of 12/1/19 with new information… As more winter weather descends upon the region this week, we thought it might be a good idea to post a friendly reminder about two services that the ATC has available that can help facilitate the delivery of academic content, even from off-campus. Want to […]

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Choosing How to Display your Videos in Canvas

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments

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Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 9, 2017 0 Comments
Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

With the migration to Canvas, maintaining support for anti-plagiarism functionality was important to the LMS Task Force. Thus, WPI has integrated VeriCite software for use within our instance of Canvas. As with the previous anti-plagiarism functionality within Blackboard, VeriCite will scan text-based files (e.g. .docx, .pdf, .txt, etc.) for unoriginal content by checking the file against an internal WPI […]

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Posting Final Grades in Banner

Filed in Miscellaneous by on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Posting Final Grades in Banner

As we approach the end of the Fall semester and B-term, we thought it would be helpful to distribute the below tutorial on how to post official course grades in Banner. Reminder: any “final” or “total” grades that are posted within Canvas are NOT automatically posted to Banner. Please be sure to follow the step-by-step […]

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Not receiving emails from Canvas?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on August 25, 2016 0 Comments
Not receiving emails from Canvas?

So many instructors got used to the instant copy of any emails and announcements that were sent from Blackboard that we’ve gotten a few calls and emails asking us to verify whether their posts were being received by students. The answer is yes (yay!)! By default, email notifications for announcements and conversations (Canvas email) “created by […]

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