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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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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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New Gradebook – Training Videos

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo, resources, workshops by on May 23, 2019 0 Comments

New Gradebook will be enabled for all WPI Canvas course sites on July 3, 2019. If you’re teaching this Summer, we’ve got several training opportunities available for you to get familiarized with the new layout and functionality. The sessions we have scheduled are posted on our Workshops page and will have more sessions added in […]

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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: 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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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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