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The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Canvas Content Items

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on December 12, 2019 0 Comments
The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Canvas Content Items

All items created or uploaded into your Canvas course site must be published before they are visible to students. This includes Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Pages, Modules, and Files. In addition, the course itself must be published before students gain access to it. (See Publish a Course.) How do I know if something is published? Published […]

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Canvas Update – October 19, 2019

Filed in Canvas, updates by on October 15, 2019 0 Comments
Canvas Update – October 19, 2019

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this release, there are 3 major updates to note: New Course Navigation The Admin, Course, and User Navigation Menus have been updated to include color and visual indicators to define active menu items. Additionally, the Course Navigation Menu […]

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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 – 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!)

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
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 – 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 theĀ 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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Pro Tip Tuesday: Make a web link open in a new window

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 5, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Make a web link open in a new window

Canvas wants to be your friend. But sometimes, Canvas is that one friend who offers advice when you don’t really want it. It means well. So, you set up a Module called “Helpful Web Resources” and add in your links one by one using Canvas’ default setting. By default, your friend Canvas wants to open […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: The Low Down on Graded Discussions

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on February 26, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: The Low Down on Graded Discussions

You’ve probably tried out the Discussion tool in Canvas before, but do you know about all the settings available? Here’s a few things you might not know: You can require students to post before seeing other students posts, but you may want to lock down additional settings. If you require students to post before they […]

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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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