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Arc is now Canvas Studio

Arc is now Canvas Studio

You may have noticed a small change in Canvas recently! The video engagement tool known as “Arc” now has a new name and icon, but the overall look and functionality are still the same. Arc is now called Studio. What is Studio? Studio is a video engagement and annotation tool within Canvas that allows instructors […]

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8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 16th, 2019 is the 8th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, “More than one billion people in the world live with some form of […]

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Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

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Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

This is an update to a previous post from 2016. Are you looking to add some aesthetics and usability to your Canvas course? Consider building a custom home page for your course. Your students will see this home page right away and each button will link them to modules or other areas in the course that […]

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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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Canvas Gradebook is changing (for the better)!

Filed in LMS, Miscellaneous, Tools for Teaching by on March 28, 2019 0 Comments
Canvas Gradebook is changing (for the better)!

Gradebook in Canvas is getting a facelift, and we’re so excited about it that we’re commemorating this historic occasion with a series of fun events, including Canvas Day! 🎉 What is Canvas Day? It’s the event you won’t want to miss (really)!  Sponsored in part by the NERCOMP Canvas Community of Practice, Instructure Senior Solutions […]

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OneDrive is your cloud storage solution for Canvas!

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on September 10, 2018 0 Comments
OneDrive is your cloud storage solution for Canvas!

                You can now log in to your Office 365 account and share your OneDrive files in Canvas. This fall, WPI IT launched Microsoft’s Office 365.  The cloud storage component of Office 365 is called OneDrive, which allows you to store and access documents from anywhere, just by logging into https://portal.wpi.edu with […]

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Introducing Arc: a new kind of video platform within Canvas

Introducing Arc: a new kind of video platform within Canvas

Arc is a video engagement and annotation tool within Canvas that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video. WPI now has access to the Arc video platform! The Arc platform allows students and instructors to engage with video content by commenting directly on the video timeline. Students can learn from each other’s insights as well […]

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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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My Top 5 (Free-ish) Cool Tools that Integrate into Canvas

My Top 5 (Free-ish) Cool Tools that Integrate into Canvas

Canvas has this great wealth of tools that are just waiting to be deployed into your course.  These tools are located in Canvas’ EduAppCenter.  There are hundreds of apps in the EduAppCenter, so I thought I’d summarize just a few of the interesting ones available there, and some others that are available on the web.  Many of these tools are free, others cost money […]

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AccessChecker, a new content accessibility tool is now available in Canvas!

AccessChecker, a new content accessibility tool is now available in Canvas!

You might have noticed a new item in your Canvas course navigation called AccessChecker.  While Canvas itself is accessible to all users, regardless of disability, content posted to Canvas might require additional modifications to conform to best practices. This tool enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in their Canvas course content. AccessChecker will scan a course, […]

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