Canvas Highlights, September 2019

In this blog post, we highlight important Canvas updates that have occurred or have been announced within the past month. NameCoach Is Here! New Functionality in Canvas Conferences Updated Course Navigation Menu Forthcoming Further Resources and Getting Help NameCoach...

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Prepare for the Transition to Canvas’ New Gradebook

Canvas’ New Gradebook is on its way!  The New Gradebook will become the default for all courses in late December, a few weeks before the current Gradebook will be officially retired by Canvas. The New Gradebook provides improved filtering functions compared to the...

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Grade Posting Policies in the New Gradebook: An Overview

Introduction Canvas’ New Gradebook now includes a grade posting policy option, which replaces the previous assignment muting/unmuting functionality.  The grade posting policy controls whether grades and comments entered by the instructor on student work are visible to...

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Canvas Highlights, June 2019

In this blog post, we highlight important upcoming and recent changes to Canvas announced within the past month. IE 11 No Longer Supported on August 3 Updates to "Message Students Who" Function in New Gradebook Further Resources and Getting Help IE 11 No Longer...

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Student Activity in Canvas: Getting an Accurate Picture

There are certain circumstances in which you may wish to examine student activity within your Canvas course site.  For example, you may wish to see whether students are reading an important content page you added to a module. Alternatively, you may suspect academic...

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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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