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Recent Updates to Canvas – January 2017

There are several awesome enhancements to Canvas for the beginning of the Spring semester. Watch this short video to learn more. https://www.screencast.com/t/gaFYBkYoZH  

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Recent Updates to Canvas: October 2016

There are some great updates to Canvas this month that will save time and keep everyone on track!  Watch some of the highlights in the screencast or read the full release notes for all of the details.  Here are some

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Recent Updates to Canvas: September 2016

Canvas recently released some useful updates.  Take a look at the overview video or read the full release notes for all of the details. Some of the highlights from the release notes include: If you use the Attendance tool, students

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Recent Updates to Canvas: August 2016

There are some fantastic updates to Canvas recently.  Check out this video for some of the highlights or read the full release notes for all of the details. Here are some of the new and updated features in Canvas: Dashboard

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New Accessible Course Template for Fall 2016

Over the last few weeks, you likely received an email stating that your fall 2016 courses were updated with a new course template.  This new Canvas course template homepage is accessible to screen readers as the campus moves to compliance

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Workshops and Recent Updates to Canvas – August 2016

There are some very useful updates to Canvas this month.  Watch the screencast to see some of these features or read the full release notes for all of the details.  Here are some of the salient highlights: Assignments now may

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Student Enrollments

ITS will automatically enroll all students into Canvas courses two weeks prior to the semester starting.  Faculty and students do not need to do anything to make this happen.  If a faculty member is using Canvas, they will, however, need

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Recent Updates to Canvas – July 2016

Every three weeks, Canvas makes updates to the site to enhance the functionality and usability and implement bug fixes. The latest update includes a change to how quickly you could see a Turnitin Originality Report for Turnitin assignments.  Previously, an

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Speedgrader App

Do you have a tablet or iPad?  Have you downloaded the Speedgrader app yet?  If not, give it a try. The Speedgrader app allows faculty to grade assignments on their tablet, including scoring rubrics, adding written or audio comments and

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Student View

Have you ever wanted to make sure that you have assignment or course settings correct?  Well, Canvas has a true Student View where you can see what your Canvas course looks like to your students. You can even submit assignments

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Modules

You likely have noticed that the course template we use requires all course content to live in MODULES.  Why?  By having all course content organized in the modules area, students have a similar experience in all of their classes and

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Recent Updates to Canvas: June 2016

Canvas releases new features and updates every three weeks.  The latest release has a few useful changes.  You can read all of the details in the release notes here: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-6857 Syllabus Page Edit Button Placement – the Edit button has

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Canvas Updates: May 2016

Summer is a great time to learn more about Canvas and how it can enhance the teaching and learning process.  Canvas hosts free webinars regularly on all sorts of useful topics.  Check out the schedule on their CanvasLIVE website: https://community.canvaslms.com/community/ideas/canvaslive/

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Due Dates

Did you know that if you enter due dates for assignments one semester and then copy that course to the next semester that any due dates can be automatically adjusted for the new semester?  This is a VERY useful and

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Recent Canvas Updates: April 2016

The latest updates to Canvas include some extremely useful new features that many faculty and students have been hoping to see.  Check out the screencast that details some of these features or read the full release notes for all of

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