Canvas Highlights, May 2019

In this blog post, we highlight important changes to Canvas that have occurred within the past month. Preferred Names Now Used Throughout Canvas Canvas Conferences Now Uses HTML5 Changes to Course Roles when Manually Adding People to a Course Site Preferred Names Now...

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Canvas’ Accessibility Checker: What It Can Do for You

Introduction The Accessibility Checker is a powerful tool within Canvas’ Rich Content Editor that allows you to run a quick accessibility test on content you have created within the Editor, including text, images, and hyperlinks.  Anywhere the Rich Content Editor is...

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Preferred Names Now Used Throughout Canvas

During Fall Quarter 2018, Academic Technology Solutions became aware that Canvas did not consistently use the preferred name of faculty, instructors, or students.  We have now corrected this inconsistency as of March 29, and if you have a preferred name set for...

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Customizing Your Canvas Course Navigation Menu

The Canvas Course Navigation Menu: A Brief Introduction For both you and your students, the course navigation menu is your means of finding your way around your Canvas course site.  However, the menu may not look the same for you and your students. When you view the...

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Canvas Adoption Continues Upward

UChicago officially switched to using Canvas as our learning management system in the summer of 2017. We are now in our seventh quarter on Canvas, and our fifth major academic quarter (excluding summer). How has Canvas adoption for courses changed over time since our...

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Video Conferencing and Remote Class Sessions in Canvas

Ever wondered how to connect with your students during a cold snap or treacherous weather conditions?  Canvas has a built-in web conferencing tool (BigBlueButton) for remote collaboration, which is easy to set up and use.  You can access this tool through...

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New from ATS — Creative Assignments: Podcasting

Are you interested in giving your students assignments that go beyond the written word?  Would you like your students to have opportunities to practice their speaking skills, think creatively, and work with digital technologies such as sound recording and editing...

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