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Canvas Tip of the Week: Crocodoc Annotations in Firefox

Faculty, have you ever “lost” annotations in a document you graded while using Firefox?  This is an identified bug, but there is a work-around discussed below. When an instructor uses Crocodoc annotations for a supported assignment submission type (primarily Word

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Why are you thankful for Canvas?

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is a great time to reflect on what is working in our courses.  What do you like about Canvas?  What features or ways of organizing and doing things in Canvas are you thankful for?  Students and

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Best Test Making Tips

With final exams approaching, the importance of creating a good test for students is crucial. All faculty have the ability to create tests within their courses in Canvas.  Settings for these online quizzes can be customized to allow for a

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Canvas Tip of The Week: Spring Courses

Spring 2016 courses have now been added to Canvas for faculty to begin designing.  As you consider your Canvas course sites for the next semester, faculty can do several things: Start from scratch designing your Canvas course.  The benefit of

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Canvas Tip of the Week: What-If Grades

It is that time of the semester when students start to wonder what their final grade in a course will be.  Canvas has a useful feature that allows students to see what their grade will be if they receive certain

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Recent Updates to Canvas – 10/31/15

The new updates to Canvas on 10-31-15 added some useful functionality to Canvas in regards to Modules and Quiz statistics.  Learn more by viewing the video overview of the new features here: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-5189.  Canvas makes these incremental upgrades and enhancements

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Canvas Updates – October 2015

This month we have been busy integrating external tools into Canvas that faculty and students may find useful.  Most notable is the integration with Turnitin.  Currently there are two different ways to make an assignment a Turnitin assignment in Canvas. 

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Treat Students to Ease of Use!

When we piloted Canvas about a year ago, one of the comments that surfaced repeatedly from students is that things were much easier to find in Canvas.  In working with students throughout this semester, many have commented that they wish

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Different Due Dates for Individual Students or Sections

Do you teach two different sections of a course on different days of the week or do you have a student that needs an extension for an assignment?  You can assign different due dates for sections of specific students using

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Turnitin Now Fully Integrated with Canvas

One of the easy-to-use features of Canvas has been the check box to enable Turnitin Originality Checks on any online assignment in Canvas.  But, that Turnitin API integration limits the features and functionality of the Turnitin tool.  So, last week

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Organizing Module Content

As we continue to get used to Canvas and transition our workflows from the “Blackboard way of doing things” to Canvas, one of the biggest changes may be that content is organized differently in Canvas.  In Blackboard, course content was

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Adding Multiple Files to a Module All At Once

Canvas is great for loading content files that we need students to access without having to print them out on paper.  But adding lots of files to a module doesn’t have to be terribly time consuming.  Thanks to Tam Humbert

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Recent Updates to Canvas 9/19/15

The latest update to Canvas has some really nice feature enhancements. Check out this brief video to learn more. Some highlights include: Recurring events in the calendar Polling available in the Conferences tool

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Canvas Tip of the Week: Suggested Browsers

While Canvas works better than Blackboard did in different browsers, it still works best in Firefox or Chrome. Did you notice that all of the desktop shortcuts on computer lab and classroom podiums for Canvas launch it in Firefox?  To read about

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Canvas Updates – September 2015

With the semester in full swing, and everyone using Canvas now on campus, all students, faculty and staff are getting comfortable with the new learning management system.  As with any technology change, there are things about Canvas that are different

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