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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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Best Practices for Delivering Online Quizzes

Best Practices for Delivering Online Quizzes

Updated Post: 07/19/2020, originally posted 7/06/2017 There’s no 100% foolproof way to (in class or online) to guarantee that students aren’t cheating. But here’s some ways to help maximize quiz security using the available settings and tools available in Canvas. Are you looking to revise how you present assessments in your course? Reach out to […]

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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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Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on June 16, 2020 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Did you know Microsoft Teams is integrated in Canvas? Back in March, Microsoft introduced a Teams app for Canvas. Since then, they’ve added a bunch of new features in to make remote teaching and learning easier. In this post, we’ll talk about new features that are available now, as well as features that will be […]

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Canvas Update – June 20, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on June 2, 2020 0 Comments

Please note: there was no May 2020 update that affected our instance of Canvas. Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (June 20), there will be to updates to recently released features. The Assignment Bulk Editing feature option now supports enhancements to […]

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Introducing Canvas’ New Rich Content Editor

Filed in Canvas, updates by on May 18, 2020 0 Comments
Introducing Canvas’ New Rich Content Editor

On May 19th, 2020, WPI will be releasing Canvas’ new Rich Content Editor. You can find the Rich Content Editor in Canvas tools such as: Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Pages, and Syllabus. The toolbar (see above) includes a condensed, more intuitive look.  It’s super easy to use, and it now includes an Auto-Save option (it will […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Bulk Edit Assignment Dates

Filed in Canvas, features by on May 5, 2020 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Bulk Edit Assignment Dates

The Assignments page in canvas supports editing all assignment, discussion, and quiz dates in a single page. Start by going to the Assignments page, and clicking on the three dots at the top and clicking on Edit Assignment Dates.     For assignments with multiple due dates, all due dates display below the Everyone Else […]

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Canvas Update – April 18, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on April 16, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (April 18), you may now edit all assignment due dates easily on one page, notifications may be enabled or disabled by course, instructors may limit the amount of submission attempts per assignment, and the manage […]

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Canvas Update – March 21, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 9, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (March 21), enabled plagiarism reports include updated icons in the Gradebook, SpeedGrader, and the student Grades page, and the Gradebook export CSV file matches the order of the Gradebook. In assignments, the status of re-uploaded […]

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