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Canvas Update – October 6, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on October 2, 2018 0 Comments

Every 3 weeks,Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (October 6), rubrics can be created without point values. Section-specific discussions include an updated workflow. DocViewer supports manual image and document rotation. For students, the List View Dashboard includes Peer Review assignments, and the Alerts […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Clean up your Canvas Dashboard

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 25, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Clean up your Canvas Dashboard

Still seeing old courses appearing on your Dashboard? Just go to Courses > All Courses and click on the stars beside the courses you’d like to remove. Star icons toggled with a color will appear on your Dashboard. Star icons with simply an outline will not be displayed. This page saves automatically, so just go […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Duplicate an Assignment in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 18, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Duplicate an Assignment in Canvas

You can duplicate an assignment in your Canvas course! When you create the copy, the word “copy” will be appended to the end of the assignment name. Feel free to change this when modifying the assignment content by clicking on the assignment name, then clicking Edit. Duplicated assignments will be Unpublished by default. Assignments currently […]

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Canvas Update – September 15, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on September 12, 2018 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (September 15), Gradebook CSV import files support updates for custom columns. The SpeedGrader sidebar includes a link to export submission comments as a PDF when the assignment is visible to students. Conferences supports WebRTC web […]

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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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Canvas Update – August 25, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on August 21, 2018 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform.  In this Canvas release (August 25), the Mark as Done module requirement synchronizes with the student Dashboard List View and Card View to-do list to automatically complete items that have been marked as done. For instructors using the […]

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Canvas Update – August 4, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on July 31, 2018 0 Comments
Canvas Update – August 4, 2018

In this Canvas release (August 4), students can manage to-do items for all their courses using a List View Dashboard option. In DocViewer, comment replies are stacked together and can be expanded to view the entire comment thread. The Rich Content Editor supports the longdesc attribute for images. Welsh has been added as a supported language. For […]

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Canvas Update – July 14, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on July 11, 2018 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (July 14), the current anonymous and moderated grading features have been updated to provide improved assignment flexibility with fully anonymized, multiple grader anonymity, and moderated options. Rubrics can be created without point values to create […]

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Canvas Update – June 23, 2018

Filed in Canvas, updates by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (June 23), modules and calendar events can be duplicated in Canvas. The Discussions page has been updated with an improved design, and instructors can create section-specific discussions. In the New Gradebook, the Grade Detail […]

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