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Tech Tuesday – Add Recent Announcements to Canvas Home Page

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 17, 2019 0 Comments

No matter what home page you use on your Canvas site, you have the power to add your most recent announcements to the top of the page! Here’s how: Click on Settings in your Canvas course site Scroll all the way down, click on the more options link Click the check box for Show recent […]

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Canvas Update – September 21, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on September 11, 2019 0 Comments
Canvas Update – September 21, 2019

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release, in Gradebook, SpeedGrader will now be able to be filtered by student group via an option in course settings. When this feature is enabled, SpeedGrader will only load submissions from a selected group. In New […]

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Tech Tuesday – Automatically apply your rubric score to your Canvas assignment

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 10, 2019 0 Comments
Tech Tuesday – Automatically apply your rubric score to your Canvas assignment

Canvas provides the option to apply a rubric to your assignments, but by default, the score you calculate in the rubric is not automatically applied to Gradebook. The catch is, you have to apply this setting when you add your rubric to the assignment and BEFORE you begin grading! If you add it after, the […]

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Canvas Update – August 17, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on August 7, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release (August 17), the Conferences interface (BigBlueButton) supports breakout rooms and closed captioning. Additionally, the interface is WCAG 2.0 AA Accessible, with some exceptions. In course card images, the Flickr image search has been replaced by […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – No More Mute Assignment – Welcome Grade Posting Policy!

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo, updates by on July 16, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – No More Mute Assignment – Welcome Grade Posting Policy!

Today’s Pro Tip Tuesday is highlighting a pretty great new tool that was released this past weekend that’s going to save you a lot of time and clicks if you use Canvas’ gradebook. Canvas’ New Gradebook tool is doing away with our old friend “Mute Assignment” in favor of something even better, if you can […]

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Canvas Update – July 13, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on July 8, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release (July 15), the New Gradebook includes a grade posting policy, which sets how grades and comments are released to students. In Canvas Commons, the Search page includes featured content to highlight or promotes specific resources. […]

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New Gradebook – It’s official!

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on July 3, 2019 0 Comments
New Gradebook – It’s official!

Happy July 3rd everyone, the day you’ve been waiting for has arrived and New Gradebook is here! We’ve decided to adopt a 2-phase roll out for New Gradebook. We enabled the new interface for all future Canvas course sites (A19 and later). If you’re teaching in E19 you will still be able to use the […]

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Canvas Update – June 22, 2019

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

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release (June 22), when students are not allowed to edit or delete their own discussion posts, the Settings menu for a discussion shows those features have been disabled. Canvas and Instructure logos have been updated throughout […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – All About Images (and gifs too!)

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – All About Images (and gifs too!)

For today’s Pro Tip Tuesday, let’s talk about adding images to Canvas! Depending on the course you’re teaching, you may need images in your Canvas course site for a variety of reasons. A profile photo Charts, graphs, maps Art Just for fun (yeah, gifs!) There’s a few ways to incorporate images into your course site. […]

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New Gradebook – Documentation & Workshops

Filed in Canvas, HowTo, resources by on May 29, 2019 0 Comments
New Gradebook – Documentation & Workshops

Have you heard? Canvas Gradebook is changing here at WPI on July 3rd.  We’re here to help you get accustomed to the new layout and new functionality so when you’re ready to teach again, it won’t feel new to you anymore! New Gradebook has all the same functionality as current gradebook – we’re not losing […]

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