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Canvas Update – August 17, 2019

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Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release (August 17), the Conferences interface (BigBlueButton) supports breakout rooms and closed captioning. Additionally, the interface is WCAG 2.0 AA Accessible, with some exceptions. In course card images, the Flickr image search has been replaced by […]

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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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Canvas Update – July 13, 2019

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Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release (July 15), the New Gradebook includes a grade posting policy, which sets how grades and comments are released to students. In Canvas Commons, the Search page includes featured content to highlight or promotes specific resources. […]

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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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Canvas Update – June 22, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on June 18, 2019 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release (June 22), when students are not allowed to edit or delete their own discussion posts, the Settings menu for a discussion shows those features have been disabled. Canvas and Instructure logos have been updated throughout […]

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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

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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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