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Pro Tip Tuesday – Improved access to Canvas Student View

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, updates by on January 5, 2021 0 Comments
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 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 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 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 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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Canvas Gradebook Best Practices

Filed in best practices, Canvas, gradebook by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Canvas Gradebook Best Practices

Using Canvas Gradebook can be daunting! There’s a lot of features packed into this unassuming tool. We’ve gathered up some of our best practices to help you get going smoothly. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to atc-ttl@wpi.edu. We’re happy to help!   Start of the Term The following tasks ideally […]

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Time Management Strategies for Teaching Online in Canvas

Filed in Canvas by on September 18, 2020 0 Comments
Time Management Strategies for Teaching Online in Canvas

Yesterday I ran a Zoom session to discuss some strategies for saving time working in your Canvas site. Faculty at WPI have so much to balance this year with Covid-19. We have in-person students, remote students, hybrid classes, and recording, recording, recording.. why not let Canvas take care of some of more repetitive tasks for […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Copy or Share a Module in Canvas

Filed in Canvas by on September 15, 2020 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Copy or Share a Module in Canvas

Did you know you can make copies of your Modules in Canvas or share them with other courses or instructors? Here’s how to duplicate a module within the same course: Click on Modules (or Pages, Discussions, Assignments) Click the Options icon for the module you’d like to copy (1) Click Duplicate (2) There are a […]

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Grading Efficiently and Consistently with TAs & Graders

Filed in assessment, Canvas, features, HowTo, online, remote by on September 1, 2020 0 Comments
Grading Efficiently and Consistently with TAs & Graders

Welcome to A-Term 2020, and thanks for joining us for the first Tech Tuesday of the new school year! Today we’re looking at grading in Canvas and tools available to help you streamline this necessary but sometimes cumbersome activity. There’s several ways Canvas can help make grading more automated, consistent, and efficient when you have […]

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