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Canvas Updates – October 17th, 2020

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

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (Oct 17th), users can view a list of recently visited pages in the Global Navigation Menu. Additionally, the user-level and course-level notification pages have been updated for design simplification in managing notifications in each location. […]

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Add Preferred Pronouns in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on October 1, 2020 0 Comments
Add Preferred Pronouns in Canvas

Name and personal information at WPI When you start at WPI (in any role- student, faculty, or staff), your name is imported into Canvas from Banner/Workday. However, you may edit your name in Canvas and this will not be overwritten as long as your account remains active and in good standing.   If you take leave from the university […]

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Canvas Gradebook Best Practices

Filed in best practices, Canvas, gradebook, HowTo by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Canvas Gradebook Best Practices

Using Canvas Gradebook can be daunting! There’s a lot of features packed into this unassuming tool. We’ve gathered up some of our best practices to help you get going smoothly. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to atc-ttl@wpi.edu. We’re happy to help!   Start of the Term The following tasks ideally […]

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Time Management Strategies for Teaching Online in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, HowTo, online, remote, resources by on September 18, 2020 0 Comments
Time Management Strategies for Teaching Online in Canvas

Yesterday I ran a Zoom session to discuss some strategies for saving time working in your Canvas site. Faculty at WPI have so much to balance this year with Covid-19. We have in-person students, remote students, hybrid classes, and recording, recording, recording.. why not let Canvas take care of some of more repetitive tasks for […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Copy or Share a Module in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on September 15, 2020 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Copy or Share a Module in Canvas

Did you know you can make copies of your Modules in Canvas or share them with other courses or instructors? Here’s how to duplicate a module within the same course: Click on Modules (or Pages, Discussions, Assignments) Click the Options icon for the module you’d like to copy (1) Click Duplicate (2) There are a […]

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Grading Efficiently and Consistently with TAs & Graders

Filed in assessment, Canvas, features, HowTo, online, remote by on September 1, 2020 0 Comments
Grading Efficiently and Consistently with TAs & Graders

Welcome to A-Term 2020, and thanks for joining us for the first Tech Tuesday of the new school year! Today we’re looking at grading in Canvas and tools available to help you streamline this necessary but sometimes cumbersome activity. There’s several ways Canvas can help make grading more automated, consistent, and efficient when you have […]

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Canvas Newsletter – Summer Quarantine Edition

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo, updates, workshops by on August 12, 2020 0 Comments
Canvas Newsletter – Summer Quarantine Edition

Welcome back WPI Faculty! Over the summer Canvas has been busy making some much needed updates and introduced some new features to help you settle into our new normal of online & hybrid delivery. If that wasn’t enough buzzwords for you: in this unprecedented time, it is vital to pivot to a flexible pedagogical model. […]

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Canvas Update – August 15th, 2020

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on August 7, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (August 15), the User Account Navigation Menu includes a link to Global Announcements, where users can view current and recent announcements. This change allows users to view announcements that were previously dismissed from the Dashboard. […]

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Best Practices for Delivering Online Quizzes

Best Practices for Delivering Online Quizzes

Updated Post: 07/19/2020, originally posted 7/06/2017 There’s no 100% foolproof way to (in class or online) to guarantee that students aren’t cheating. But here’s some ways to help maximize quiz security using the available settings and tools available in Canvas. Are you looking to revise how you present assessments in your course? Reach out to […]

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Canvas Update – July 18th, 2020

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on July 13, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (July 18), multiple previously introduced features are being enforced for all Canvas customers. Additionally, the Canvas supported browser banner will be updated to reflect the two most recent versions of Firefox and Chrome. The Alexa […]

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