Miscellaneous

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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The Powerpoint – Echo360 – Canvas Workflow

Filed in Miscellaneous by on April 10, 2019 0 Comments

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Canvas Gradebook is changing (for the better)!

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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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Your Echo360 Library has a New Look

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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 2/12/19 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

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Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

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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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Customize Your Course image in the Dashboard!

Filed in Miscellaneous by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Customize Your Course image in the Dashboard!

Have you been wanting to change the colored square above your Canvas course name?! Well step right up and we’ll show you how! Before we begin – its important to note that Canvas requires Dashboard images that are 262 pixels x 146 pixels. This is oddly specific. We found if we just grabbed any ol’ […]

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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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