New for E-Term! SimCheck is a new plagiarism detection software integrated into Canvas that checks your students written work against our institutional repository, the web, library databases and journals, textbook publishers, homework help sites, and books. SimCheck has been integrated into Canvas Assignments as an optional tool for instructors. It serves as a replacement for…Continue Reading Introducing SimCheck: New Plagiarism Detection Software
Microsoft Teams is now enabled in Canvas!
What we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Microsoft and Canvas have launched the Teams integration in Canvas! When Microsoft Teams Meetings for Canvas is enabled, the Teams Meetings icon will be enabled in the Rich Content Editor in several areas within Canvas. Supported feature areas include Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Classic Quizzes, and the…Continue Reading Microsoft Teams is now enabled in Canvas!
Uploading Videos to Echo360 and Sharing
This blog shows you how to use Echo360 to upload and then share your videos. First we’ll cover how to upload a video. Then we’ll show you the different ways of sharing your video once it’s in Echo360. Uploading a Video File Sharing the Video Uploading a Video File You don’t need to use Echo360’s…Continue Reading Uploading Videos to Echo360 and Sharing
Creating Default Settings for Poll Everywhere Polls
If you use the Poll Everywhere integration with Canvas to send participation points and grades back and forth with the system, you have experienced the pain of needing to set “Restrict to registered participants only” on each and every poll. Now you can create a template poll that will carry forward your setting on all…Continue Reading Creating Default Settings for Poll Everywhere Polls
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…Continue Reading Arc is now Canvas Studio
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…Continue Reading Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons
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…Continue Reading Canvas Gradebook is changing (for the better)!
Introducing Studio: a new kind of video platform within Canvas
Canvas 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 Studio video platform! The Studio 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…Continue Reading Introducing Studio: a new kind of video platform within 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…Continue Reading My Top 5 (Free-ish) Cool Tools that Integrate into Canvas
Canvas: Custom Home Page with Buttons
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 they need to go to. This leads to less…Continue Reading Canvas: Custom Home Page with Buttons