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Pro Tip Tuesday – All About Images (and gifs too!)

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Pro Tip Tuesday – All About Images (and gifs too!)

For today’s Pro Tip Tuesday, let’s talk about adding images to Canvas! Depending on the course you’re teaching, you may need images in your Canvas course site for a variety of reasons. A profile photo Charts, graphs, maps Art Just for fun (yeah, gifs!) There’s a few ways to incorporate images into your course site. […]

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New Gradebook – Documentation & Workshops

Filed in Canvas, HowTo, resources by on May 29, 2019 0 Comments
New Gradebook – Documentation & Workshops

Have you heard? Canvas Gradebook is changing here at WPI on July 3rd.  We’re here to help you get accustomed to the new layout and new functionality so when you’re ready to teach again, it won’t feel new to you anymore! New Gradebook has all the same functionality as current gradebook – we’re not losing […]

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Canvas Update – June 1, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on May 28, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release (June 1), the Compose Message window does not include an option to remove previously received messages. Additionally, the beta label has been removed from the Student Context Card feature option. For institutions using the New […]

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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: Get notified about broken links in your course site

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow by on May 14, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Get notified about broken links in your course site

Something new to Canvas this year is the ability to be notified via email about broken links in your course site. On your Notifications page, under the Alerts header, locate the Content Link Error notification. You can choose to receive emails right away, in a daily digest, in a weekly digest, or never. This notification is […]

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Updates to Canvas Mobile Apps!

Filed in Canvas, updates by on May 10, 2019 0 Comments
Updates to Canvas Mobile Apps!

Canvas has released updates to both Student and Teacher mobile apps. Android – Student Download the Canvas Student app in the Google Play Store. Version 6.5 requires Android 5.0 or later. The Syllabus has been updated for improved usability. This change allows students to view the course syllabus immediately after tapping the Syllabus link in Course […]

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Canvas Update – May 11, 2019

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

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release (May 11), for courses utilizing New Gradebook, Final Grade Override score is now visible in the Student Context Card, and for all courses, the Files permissions interface has been simplified with new icons. Please note: […]

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Canvas Gradebook is changing this Summer! Are you ready?

Filed in Canvas, updates, workshops by on April 18, 2019 0 Comments
Canvas Gradebook is changing this Summer! Are you ready?

Canvas’ redesign of Gradebook is going live this Summer, are you ready? Your Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) team is here to help you prepare for the first major change to Canvas’ functionality since we adopted Canvas in 2016. Co-sponsored by the NERCOMP Canvas Community of Practice, our inaugural New Gradebook workshop is happening on May 7th.  […]

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Canvas Update – April 20th, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on April 17, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (April 20), the BigBlueButton Conferences interface has been redesigned using HTML5 for improved usability. Feature Options For institutions using the New Gradebook, the Final Grade Override option is treated as a course setting and is […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Delay Posting of Canvas Announcements

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow by on April 2, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Delay Posting of Canvas Announcements

Today’s time saving pro tip is what I would consider to be part of “Canvas’ Greatest Hits Collection,” if they had one. The general knowledge is that posting Announcements in your course is a really easy way to broadcast important information to your entire class. But here’s a really cool thing about Announcements that you […]

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