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Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on June 16, 2020 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Did you know Microsoft Teams is integrated in Canvas? Back in March, Microsoft introduced a Teams app for Canvas. Since then, they’ve added a bunch of new features in to make remote teaching and learning easier. In this post, we’ll talk about new features that are available now, as well as features that will be […]

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Canvas Update – June 20, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on June 2, 2020 0 Comments

Please note: there was no May 2020 update that affected our instance of Canvas. Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (June 20), there will be to updates to recently released features. The Assignment Bulk Editing feature option now supports enhancements to […]

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Introducing Canvas’ New Rich Content Editor

Filed in Canvas, updates by on May 18, 2020 0 Comments
Introducing Canvas’ New Rich Content Editor

On May 19th, 2020, WPI will be releasing Canvas’ new Rich Content Editor. You can find the Rich Content Editor in Canvas tools such as: Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Pages, and Syllabus. The toolbar (see above) includes a condensed, more intuitive look.  It’s super easy to use, and it now includes an Auto-Save option (it will […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Bulk Edit Assignment Dates

Filed in Canvas, features by on May 5, 2020 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Bulk Edit Assignment Dates

The Assignments page in canvas supports editing all assignment, discussion, and quiz dates in a single page. Start by going to the Assignments page, and clicking on the three dots at the top and clicking on Edit Assignment Dates.     For assignments with multiple due dates, all due dates display below the Everyone Else […]

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Canvas Update – April 18, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on April 16, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (April 18), you may now edit all assignment due dates easily on one page, notifications may be enabled or disabled by course, instructors may limit the amount of submission attempts per assignment, and the manage […]

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Canvas Update – March 21, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 9, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (March 21), enabled plagiarism reports include updated icons in the Gradebook, SpeedGrader, and the student Grades page, and the Gradebook export CSV file matches the order of the Gradebook. In assignments, the status of re-uploaded […]

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Canvas Update – February 15, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on February 7, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (February 15), Gradebook import CSV files ignore reserved name columns as well as hidden and deleted custom columns. Additionally, Canvas provides a more responsive experience for content scrolling according to web accessibility initiative guidelines. In […]

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Canvas Update -January 18, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
Canvas Update -January 18, 2020

Happy New Year! Thanks for reading about the first Canvas update of the year! Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (January 18), we have a couple new features being added to our instance. The Direct Share feature option allows users to […]

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Canvas Update – December 21, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on December 18, 2019 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release, Global Announcements are included as a notification preference. The BigBlueButton interface allows participants to resize the webcam window during a conference and displays the user who is talking in the left corner of the meeting window. […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Canvas Content Items

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on December 12, 2019 0 Comments
The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Canvas Content Items

All items created or uploaded into your Canvas course site must be published before they are visible to students. This includes Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Pages, Modules, and Files. In addition, the course itself must be published before students gain access to it. (See Publish a Course.) How do I know if something is published? Published […]

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