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Fall 2017 - Getting Started with Canvas and First Steps

by on September 28, 2017 10:32 pm
Before You Begin The Stanford CourseWork learning management system was retired on December 21, 2016. The VPTL Canvas team migrated all CourseWork courses from Fall 2014 through Fall 2016 to Canvas. Some earlier courses were also migrated by request. The deadline for requesting migration from CourseWork has passed. Any additional CourseWork content migration will be… Read more Fall 2017 - Getting Started with Canvas and First Steps

Canvas New Features & Updates Fall 2017

by on September 22, 2017 2:30 pm
There are many new features and updates to Canvas this Fall quarter. One of the exciting new features is the ability to duplicate assignments and pages.  Updates include the Course Home Page Default to the Modules layout and option to add existing course content.  The Docviewer feature replaces the Box previewer and Crocodoc annotation tools.… Read more Canvas New Features & Updates Fall 2017

Roster Photos with NameCoach Integration

by on September 19, 2017 4:24 pm
In 2016, the VPTL Canvas team developed the Roster Photos tool to close a major feature gap for those migrating from CourseWork to Canvas. The Roster Photos tool displays official student Campus ID card photos to help instructors put a face to a name at the start of an academic term. For Fall 2017, instructors… Read more Roster Photos with NameCoach Integration

Announcing Gradescope Integration with Canvas

by on July 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Gradescope is a tool that allows instructors to grade paper-based assignments online effectively and consistently in half the time.   What is Gradescope? The integration with Canvas now allows you to import your Canvas roster into your Gradescope course and upload grades from Gradescope into Canvas. *Note: Prior to integration you must create a Gradescope… Read more Announcing Gradescope Integration with Canvas
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Announcing New Canvas Features & Updates: Assignment Duplication, Course Home Page Changes & More…

by on July 14, 2017 9:10 pm
On July 15, 2017 you’ll see some new features and updates in Canvas. One welcome addition is the ability to duplicate assignments and pages. For more information about these new features, visit the related links below.   What’s New Assignment Duplication   Pages Duplication Duplicated Assignments and Pages will be “Unpublished”. Duplication for Quizzes and Discussions… Read more Announcing New Canvas Features & Updates: Assignment Duplication, Course Home Page Changes & More…

Introducing the Canvas Help Center

by on May 8, 2017 4:56 pm
The Stanford Canvas Support Team has compiled knowledge-base articles located in the Canvas Help Center.  The Center serves as a self-help resources that is readily available to faculty, staff and students 24/7 and outside of business hours. Articles range from basic step-by-step “how-to’s” for the Canvas platform to Stanford specific FAQs.  How-to’s range from designing… Read more Introducing the Canvas Help Center
Erica Cirillo-McCarthy, Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric Photo Credit: Megan O’Connor

Canvas Course Profile - Erica Cirillo-McCarthy

by on April 5, 2017 5:23 pm
This Canvas Course Profile features Erica Cirillo-McCarthy’s  exemplary use of Canvas to enhance teaching and learning. She shares her experience with organizing her course using Modules, integrating File links into Assignments, peer review and using SpeedGrader to provide rich feedback.   Canvas Course Profile Instructor: Erica Cirillo-McCarthy, Lecturer Department: Program in Writing and Rhetoric Canvas… Read more Canvas Course Profile - Erica Cirillo-McCarthy
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Save the Date! Stanford IT Open House

by on April 3, 2017 12:05 pm
Stanford IT Open House When: April 13th, 10am – 2pm Where: Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, 2nd Floor  The Canvas team will be attending Stanford’s IT Open House Thursday, April 13th from 10am-2pm.  We’re happy to answer all of your questions and will be addressing Canvas best practices, tricks and tips.  We’ll also showcase… Read more Save the Date! Stanford IT Open House
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Announcing the CourseWork Archive and Self-Serve CourseWork Course Migration

by on February 3, 2017 6:02 pm
Was my CourseWork content migrated to Canvas? All CourseWork courses from Fall 2014 through Fall 2016 were migrated to Canvas. Some earlier courses were also migrated by request. The deadline for requesting migration from CourseWork has passed. Any additional content migration will be self-serve. See below for details on accessing CourseWork Archive. Migrated courses include: materials assignments syllabi… Read more Announcing the CourseWork Archive and Self-Serve CourseWork Course Migration
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Access Forbidden Issue - Canvas Login Workaround

by on October 22, 2016 7:58 pm
Stanford University web sites which use AFS are displaying “Access Forbidden”.   Stanford University IT (UIT) engineers are working to correct the issue. A workaround for accessing Canvas is to login at canvas.stanford.edu/login/1 or use the Canvas mobile app for iPhone or Android. See the Stanford UIT Service alert page for more information. [10/22/16 8:55 PM UPDATE: Login access at canvas.stanford.edu… Read more Access Forbidden Issue - Canvas Login Workaround