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Canvas Update – March 20, 2021

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 17, 2021 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (March 20), students can use their webcam to submit File Upload assignments. In SpeedGrader, instructors can reassign an assignment to an individual student and ask them to redo their submission. In Course Settings, the Participation […]

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Canvas Teacher Release Notes January/February 2021: Android & iOS

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 2, 2021 0 Comments

Android In Canvas Teacher 1.12, the syllabus can be edited in the app. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately be available as an update in the Play Store. The Canvas Teacher Android App requires Android […]

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Canvas Student Release Notes January/February 2021: Android & iOS

Filed in Canvas, updates by on March 2, 2021 0 Comments

Android In Canvas Student 6.10, assignments that do not require a submission do not include a submissions button. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately be available as an update in the Play Store. […]

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Canvas Update – February 20, 2021

Filed in Canvas, updates by on February 15, 2021 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (February 20), LaTeX equations can be entered in any Canvas text field, and MathJax is loaded if Canvas detects an equation image added by delimited LaTeX characters. The Rich Content Editor includes a pretty HTML […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Improved access to Canvas Student View

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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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B-Term grading season is open!

Filed in best practices, Canvas, gradebook, HowTo by on December 9, 2020 0 Comments
B-Term grading season is open!

It’s beginning to look a lot like rubrics! To help faculty during this busy time, I gathered together all of our best tips for grading in Canvas, and also your quarterly reminder of how to enter grades on BannerWeb. Canvas Grading Tips Best Practices for Canvas Gradebook – overall best practices for beginning, middle, and […]

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Canvas Update – December 19, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on December 8, 2020 0 Comments
Canvas Update – December 19, 2020

Please note, in the previous November update, the MathJax/Equation Editor update was pulled and will be released in January instead. Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (Dec 19th), newly recorded media and uploaded media via the Upload/Record Media link is stored […]

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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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Canvas Updates – October 17th, 2020

Filed in Canvas, updates by on October 7, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (Oct 17th), users can view a list of recently visited pages in the Global Navigation Menu. Additionally, the user-level and course-level notification pages have been updated for design simplification in managing notifications in each location. […]

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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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