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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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Canvas Tip of the Week: Keyboard Shortcut for Lengthy Discussions

If you are reading a long discussion thread and need to quickly get back to the top of the page to look at the original post, use the keyboard shortcut  “CTRL + HOME” to scroll up in a discussion board.

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Recent Updates to Canvas – March 2016

There are some useful updates and new features in Canvas that were recently deployed.  Check out some of these new features in the screencast or read the details in the release notes.  Some highlights for faculty include: Course analytics are

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Recent Updates to Canvas

The most recent update to Canvas on 2/20/2016 has some great new functionality and features.  Watch this screencast to learn more or read on for some of the highlights. Crocodoc Student Feedback Document Review – Now, when you provide crocodoc

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Free Canvas Training Week of Feb. 22

Canvas has announced several free training webinars for faculty next week.  You can see the full schedule here: https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/training/ Some highlights include: Canvas Collaboration and Group Work: February 22 from 11:30-12:30 Part 2: Canvas Fundamentals for Higher Ed.: February 22

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Student View

Canvas has a setting that allows faculty to see what a course looks like from a student view. This setting also allows faculty to submit assignments or take a test as if they were a student in the class. This

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Recent Updates to Canvas: February 2016

Canvas recently enhanced the email notifications for discussions and announcements.  All users can reply directly to announcements and discussions from the email notification.  Learn more about other updates in this video.

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Recent Updates to Canvas: January 2016

Recent updates to Canvas have resulted in some useful enhancements.  Check out this video to learn about the most recent updates. Some highlights include: A new Canvas look that adjusts to the size of your screen.  Learn more about the

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Where did the Course Navigation Menu Go?

Canvas looks a little different now. The new Canvas user interface has been enabled!  It is responsive, which means that what menus are visible on the screen varies based on the screen size.  This is helpful when you are on

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Recent Updates to Canvas: December 2015

There were some exciting new features added to Canvas in December.  Watch this video to see the specifics.  Here are some of the highlights:   New Features Assignments: Moderated Grading Course Settings: ePub Course Content Exports and Course Link Validator

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Ways to Get Help with Canvas

We have opted for 24/7/365 Canvas Support.  This means that in addition to contacting the ITS Help Desk, all users can call, chat, or email Canvas Support any time.  Access the Canvas Support resources via the Help menu.  Learn more

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Using a Grading Scheme to Show Letter Grades for Total Grades

Faculty, would you like to be able to see the letter grade that a percentage is equal to in a course so that it is easier to enter grades into Jayweb?  If so, enable a grading scheme in your course. 

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