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What’s New in Canvas: the 2021 edition!

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on August 16, 2021 0 Comments

Every month we report on changes to Canvas, whether it be bug fixes, interface changes, or new features! The New Features are certainly the most exciting and there’s a little something for everyone in 2021. Here’s some of the newest and greatest things to be released in Canvas this past year. Student Annotation Assignments Instructors […]

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Introducing the new Canvas and Microsoft Teams integration

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo, online, updates by on August 13, 2021 0 Comments
Introducing the new Canvas and Microsoft Teams integration

New this Fall! (We’ve been waiting all Summer for this!) Microsoft and Canvas have developed 2 new Canvas apps to connect the conferencing tool Teams Meetings and collaboration tool Teams, and make them super simple to sync up with your existing Canvas course site. An update to the existing OneDrive LTI app is coming soon. […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Improved access to Canvas Student View

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, updates by on January 5, 2021 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Improved access to Canvas Student View

Happy new year! Over break, Canvas was busy making improvements to make your life a tiny bit easier in 2021. You may notice this new icon that looks like a set of glasses on various pages in Canvas: This is the new “Student View” icon that allows instructors to view what their course site looks […]

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Canvas Update – Nov 18 and 21, 2020

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on November 9, 2020 0 Comments

In the next Canvas Deploy (November 18), LaTeX equations can be added in any text field in Canvas and are typeset or processed by MathJax. Equations can be added through manual entry, or through the Equation editor as supported in the Rich Content Editor. The New Rich Content Editor sidebar opens from the Links, Images, […]

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Add Pronouns in Canvas

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