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Pro Tip Tuesday: Change your language preferences

Filed in Canvas by on February 5, 2019 0 Comments

Late last week, there was a temporary glitch in the Canvas notification system causing email notifications to be sent out in a different language. While the default language is English, did you know that you can customize your language preferences in your Canvas user account profile? This will change your Canvas interface and any notifications you […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a user to a course site after the term end-date has passed

Filed in Canvas by on January 15, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a user to a course site after the term end-date has passed

We get a lot of requests from instructors asking us to add a colleague to a prior term’s course site so that the resources can be shared. While the process to add a user to a current term’s course site is pretty straightforward, it’s not as intuitive if the course has ended. That’s because the +People […]

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Canvas Update – January 5, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on January 4, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (January 5), the Course Link Validator page includes design enhancements for link clarity, including identifying broken Course Card images. And the Course Details page has been updated to clarify term and course dates as well […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Rearrange your Canvas Dashboard — finally!!

Filed in Canvas by on December 11, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Rearrange your Canvas Dashboard — finally!!

It’s finally here!!! You can now rearrange your Canvas dashboard cards!!! As part of the December 8th update, Canvas rolled out this much-needed feature. Try it out for yourself — drag and drop your dashboard cards around or select the 3 dots in the upper right-hand corner of a card and rearrange that way. View […]

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Canvas Update – December 6, 2018

Filed in Canvas by on December 10, 2018 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (December 8), course cards can be reordered in the Card View Dashboard. In the Rich Content Editor, HTML5 is used instead of flash when used in Firefox and Chrome browsers. In courses, conferences include […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Move a Module (not by drag-and-drop)

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on December 4, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Move a Module (not by drag-and-drop)

Let’s face it, the dragging-and-dropping feature is a huge plus to Canvas compared to WPI’s last LMS. However, what if you have a huge list of modules and you want to move a module above or below a module that appears off-screen? This can be a bit cumbersome and there’s room for some developmental improvement […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Add some Thanksgiving flair to your course

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on November 20, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add some Thanksgiving flair to your course

Want to add a dancing turkey to your Canvas course site? Go for it! Go to your course > Settings > and browse for a new course image. It’s as easy as… pumpkin pie! See related Canvas documentation for how to swap out your dancing turkey next week to something a little more course-related: How […]

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Canvas Update – November 17, 2018

Filed in Canvas by on November 16, 2018 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (November 17), students can directly upload and embed images in the Rich Content Editor, and observers can choose to view the names of their observees in graded notifications. Additionally, browser support has been updated for […]

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How to batch download copies of files posted in Blackboard since 2012

Filed in Canvas by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments

Lindsey created a document that helps instructors migrate their own content from Blackboard course sites to Canvas. However, what do you do if you just want a copy of a file you used in the past but you don’t want to migrate it into Canvas? Well, until June 30, 2017, you can go in and […]

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Choosing How to Display your Videos in Canvas

Filed in Canvas by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments

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