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Did You Know? Canvas Gradebook CSV Export (with some exciting updates)!

Filed in Canvas, gradebook by on January 19, 2022 2 Comments
Did You Know? Canvas Gradebook CSV Export (with some exciting updates)!

Are you a Microsoft Excel pro? Do you live and breathe spreadsheets with complicated functions and formulas?  Then this pro tip is for you! Canvas has the ability to export your course Gradebook to Excel and then allows you to import the CSV back into Canvas for students. Some of the benefits of this are: […]

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What’s New in Canvas: the 2021 edition!

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on August 16, 2021 0 Comments

Every month we report on changes to Canvas, whether it be bug fixes, interface changes, or new features! The New Features are certainly the most exciting and there’s a little something for everyone in 2021. Here’s some of the newest and greatest things to be released in Canvas this past year. Student Annotation Assignments Instructors […]

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Canvas Update – May 15, 2021

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Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (May 15), instructors can use an annotated assignment type to upload a file for students to annotate and submit directly in Canvas. This change allows instructors to provide a file as an assignment and allow […]

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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

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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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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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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, didyouknow, features, HowTo 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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Canvas Newsletter – Summer Quarantine Edition

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Canvas Newsletter – Summer Quarantine Edition

Welcome back WPI Faculty! Over the summer Canvas has been busy making some much needed updates and introduced some new features to help you settle into our new normal of online & hybrid delivery. If that wasn’t enough buzzwords for you: in this unprecedented time, it is vital to pivot to a flexible pedagogical model. […]

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Canvas Update – July 18th, 2020

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on July 13, 2020 0 Comments

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (July 18), multiple previously introduced features are being enforced for all Canvas customers. Additionally, the Canvas supported browser banner will be updated to reflect the two most recent versions of Firefox and Chrome. The Alexa […]

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