features

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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OneDrive is your new cloud storage solution for Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on September 10, 2018 0 Comments
OneDrive is your new cloud storage solution for Canvas

                You can now log in to your Office 365 account and share your OneDrive files in Canvas. This fall, WPI IT launched Microsoft’s Office 365.  The cloud storage component of Office 365 is called OneDrive, which allows you to store and access documents from anywhere, just by logging into https://portal.wpi.edu with […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Publish all items in a module

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on August 28, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Publish all items in a module

Did you know in Canvas if you publish a Module, it will Publish all the items under that Module automatically? Here’s how! Go to your Modules page in Canvas Click the “no” symbol next to the module name Then sit back, and watch the magic happen!    

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Speed up your grading by sorting your students in Speedgrader

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on April 17, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Speed up your grading by sorting your students in Speedgrader

For quicker and easier grading, you can sort the student list by student name, the date they submitted the assignment, or by submission status. Open up Speedgrader from any assignment, discussion, or quiz in your Canvas course. To open SpeedGrader Options, click the Settings link (gear icon). To open the sorting options for the student […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Profile Picture to Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Profile Picture to Canvas

There are two ways you can select a profile picture to use throughout Canvas: Upload a Picture from your computer Take a picture using your computer’s camera First, some best practices: Images should be square in size to prevent your picture from being resized or distorted. Files can be any type (.jpg, .png, .gif) or […]

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Your course home page now has a Student View button!

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on February 23, 2018 0 Comments
Your course home page now has a Student View button!

In Canvas’ most recent update, the Student View tool was given more prominent placement in your course site. Now, all you have to do is launch your Canvas course from your Dashboard, and click on the Student View button in the left hand menu. Next time you’re in your course site, make sure you try […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Repeating Events in Canvas Calendar

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on January 30, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Repeating Events in Canvas Calendar

A question we often get at the ATC is “Can I add my class meeting time to my Canvas site?” The answer is yes! While we can’t automatically load your class meeting times in from Banner, it’s relatively simple to add a repeating (recurring) event into your course’s calendar!  Events you create on the Calendar will […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Canvas Calendar like a pro

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on December 5, 2017 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Canvas Calendar like a pro

In the left hand-menu of Canvas, click the Calendar icon to launch the Calendar. The calendar displays all Canvas courses in which you are enrolled in a color coded system. You also have a personal calendar where you can add events or assignments only you can see. You can view calendar as Week, Month, or […]

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Feature Spotlight: Canvas Commons

Filed in didyouknow, features, HowTo by on September 28, 2017 0 Comments
Feature Spotlight: Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons is a learning object repository that allows you to find, import, and share resources with others.   What can I do with it? Build a personal learning object repository that you can easily reuse from class to class Leverage resources in your own course sites shared from other Canvas users in the public […]

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Feature Spotlight: Peer Review in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments

Do you want to allow students to provide feedback to other student’s assignment submissions? You can do this online in Canvas! First, a few common questions about the Peer Review tool: Peer reviews can be assigned to show student names or display anonymously. (Professor and TA can still see who reviewed who, but it is anonymous […]

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