Monthly Archives: August 2015

Canvas Tip of the Week: Recent Updates to Canvas

Every three weeks, Canvas updates the interface with new features, functionality and bug fixes.  Take a look at what the most recent update includes in this brief video. This update brings back some functionality to the Speedgrader that was requested

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page

For Faculty: Videos About Teaching and Learning

This article from The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the work of Michael Wesch reflecting on high-impact teaching practices.  He has started a new website where he will post videos about teaching and learning.  It is worth a look, especially

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Notification Preferences

Did you know that you can customize what notifications get emailed to your E-Town email from Canvas?  All users – faculty, staff and students – should take a moment to be sure they are receiving the notifications they want.  For

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page

Canvas Tip of the Week – Unpublished Module and Published Assignments

The “draft state” feature, those green/gray clouds you see next to every module and item in Canvas, is a great way to control what students see that is similar to the “Make the link available” radio buttons that were part

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It’s Not Me, It’s You…

Dear Blackboard, You’ve been a great LMS, but I just wanted to let you know that things are just not going to work out between us. You’ve done a lot for me over the years, but to be completely honest,

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page

Canvas Tip of the Week: Recent Updates to Canvas

Every three weeks, Canvas makes small enhancements to the learning management system.  The update this past weekend includes a preview of a new user interface.  We will switch our Canvas instance to this new interface on October 25th.  Although this

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What is Phishing?

Phishing emails are messages in which cybercriminals attempt to access somebody’s sensitive personal information. These messages can often appear to be sent from legitimate websites, but are actually being sent from people posing to be someone or something they’re not.

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Posted in Digital Citizenship, Home Page

Password Change Reminder

When creating a new password, remember that it needs to contain at least three of these four elements: Uppercase letter Lowercase letter Number Special character (i.e. # $ ! * ^) In addition, your password must be a minimum of

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page

What’s in the ITS Knowledgebase?

Personal Devices Click here for articles that deal with personal devices such as laptops, phones, tablets, or gaming devices. These articles will show you how to do things such as setting up Email on your device, or registering your devices

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What Can ITS Do For You?

Device Help  Need help with device registration? ITS can help you with any of your mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and more. Computer Help  Come to ITS to receive help with registering your computer to the campus network.

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Canvas Updates – August 2015

Lots of new features have been added to Canvas recently that you may want to explore. Differentiated Assignments – You can now assign assignments to different sections AND individuals or groups of students and have different due dates.  This is

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Microsoft Office Free for All

Did you know that all faculty, staff, and students now have access to Office365?  This is a web-based version of Microsoft Office that you can use online on a computer and also via apps you can download on your mobile

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Posted in Computer Tips, Home Page, Office 2013

Canvas Tip of the Week: Course Availability

When you access Canvas, you may wonder if a course is available to students.  Here are some general guidelines. 1. Students only see courses two weeks prior to the semester beginning if the instructor publishes the course to make it

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Posted in Canvas, Home Page