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Canvas Update – November 16, 2019

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

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release, the Course Card Dashboard can have courses removed as favorites from the course card Options menu. The Microsoft Immersive Reader has been added, this feature option adds accessibility and comprehension to Canvas Pages for learners of […]

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Updates to Canvas Mobile Apps: Teacher

Filed in Canvas, updates by on October 24, 2019 0 Comments
Updates to Canvas Mobile Apps: Teacher

Android & iOS – Teacher (v. 1.9) Canvas released an update to the Teacher app on both Android and iOS. Download the Canvas Teacher app in the Google Play store. Note: Version 1.9 requires Android 5.0 or later. Download the Canvas Teacher app in the iTunes store. Note: Version 1.9 requires iOS 12.0 or later. Post and Hide Grades Assignments […]

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Canvas Update – October 19, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on October 15, 2019 0 Comments
Canvas Update – October 19, 2019

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release, there are 3 major updates to note: New Course Navigation The Admin, Course, and User Navigation Menus have been updated to include color and visual indicators to define active menu items. Additionally, the Course Navigation Menu […]

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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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