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Canvas Gradebook is changing this Summer! Are you ready?

Filed in Canvas, updates, workshops by on April 18, 2019 0 Comments
Canvas Gradebook is changing this Summer! Are you ready?

Canvas’ redesign of Gradebook is going live this Summer, are you ready? Your Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) team is here to help you prepare for the first major change to Canvas’ functionality since we adopted Canvas in 2016. Co-sponsored by the NERCOMP Canvas Community of Practice, our inaugural New Gradebook workshop is happening on May 7th.  […]

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Canvas Update – April 20th, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on April 17, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (April 20), the BigBlueButton Conferences interface has been redesigned using HTML5 for improved usability. Feature Options For institutions using the New Gradebook, the Final Grade Override option is treated as a course setting and is […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Delay Posting of Canvas Announcements

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow by on April 2, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Delay Posting of Canvas Announcements

Today’s time saving pro tip is what I would consider to be part of “Canvas’ Greatest Hits Collection,” if they had one. The general knowledge is that posting Announcements in your course is a really easy way to broadcast important information to your entire class. But here’s a really cool thing about Announcements that you […]

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Canvas Update – March 30, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 27, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (March 30), the beta label has been removed from the New Gradebook in addition to other feature options in Canvas. In Notifications, SMS notifications have been shortened to distribute one message about the related […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Create an Extra Credit Assignment

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 26, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Create an Extra Credit Assignment

Did you have a student go above and beyond in class? Do you have a menial but nevertheless important task that you want to “encourage” your students to complete? Good news! There’s a couple ways you can grant extra credit to students in Canvas. Create a new assignment out of ‘0’ points. Then, give the […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: The Many Benefits of Mute Assignment

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on March 12, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: The Many Benefits of Mute Assignment

What’s your Canvas grading style? Do you have a set workflow? Do you grade assignments as they come in? Do you do all your work in Excel and then import into Canvas? Do you have TAs and Graders to assist? No matter what your workflow, using the Mute Assignment tool can help! By default, Canvas […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Make a web link open in a new window

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 5, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Make a web link open in a new window

Canvas wants to be your friend. But sometimes, Canvas is that one friend who offers advice when you don’t really want it. It means well. So, you set up a Module called “Helpful Web Resources” and add in your links one by one using Canvas’ default setting. By default, your friend Canvas wants to open […]

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Canvas Update: March 9, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 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, March 9, discussion topics can be searched by author name in addition to title. In Canvas Commons, when viewing the Resource Details tab in Commons, users can view filtered search results that only display resources […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: The Low Down on Graded Discussions

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on February 26, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: The Low Down on Graded Discussions

You’ve probably tried out the Discussion tool in Canvas before, but do you know about all the settings available? Here’s a few things you might not know: You can require students to post before seeing other students posts, but you may want to lock down additional settings. If you require students to post before they […]

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Canvas Update: February 16, 2019

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on February 15, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (February 16), DocViewer supports stylus tools to create annotations within supported touchscreen devices. For embedded images in the Rich Content Editor, the Canvas files folder structure displays thumbnail images. Interface updates have also been […]

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