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Publish Canvas Course Tutorial

by on February 9, 2018 3:52 pm
Don’t forget to publish your Canvas course before the quarter begins!  Listed below is a step-by-step walkthrough of the process to publish a course.  We have also made a Publish Canvas Course Tutorial video available.   *Note: Please enlarge Canvas dashboard screen to ensure all visuals are visible.   Publish a Course To publish a course,… Read more Publish Canvas Course Tutorial
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Canvas Update - Winter 2018

by on January 18, 2018 4:48 pm
The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) Canvas team has continued to advocate with Instructure for additional modifications to Canvas with regards to improving the usability issues and feature/functionality gaps that particularly impact large introductory courses. In addition, Instructure has made Teaching & Learning at Scale a priority: “We know that… Read more Canvas Update - Winter 2018
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VPTL Mid-quarter Teaching Feedback Survey - Now Available on Canvas Commons

by on January 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Get Mid-quarter Teaching Feedback The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) has designed an anonymous online survey to help instructors get feedback from students mid-way through the quarter so that you can make quick adjustments and optimize your students’ learning experience. VPTL Mid-quarter Teaching Feedback Survey on Canvas Commons To import… Read more VPTL Mid-quarter Teaching Feedback Survey - Now Available on Canvas Commons
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Fall 2017 Canvas Courses Conclude on December 31

by on December 12, 2017 11:19 am
Fall Canvas Courses Conclude Fall 2017 courses will become read-only on December 31, 2017. This does not apply to Continuing Studies courses. At that time, students will no longer be able to submit assignments or receive course notifications and new people can no longer be added to the course. Instructors Instructors will keep active access… Read more Fall 2017 Canvas Courses Conclude on December 31
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Fall 2017 VPTL Canvas Surveys

by on December 12, 2017 10:57 am
Canvas Surveys We’d appreciate your feedback on your experience using Canvas: VPTL Fall 2017 Faculty Canvas Survey VPTL Fall 2017 Student Canvas Survey Your feedback is important and will be used to improve our communication, training, and workflow for supporting Canvas. This brief survey will be open through January 7, 2018. Thank you for your… Read more Fall 2017 VPTL Canvas Surveys
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Canvas Course Profile - Marta Gaia Zanchi

by on October 27, 2017 12:38 pm
This Canvas Course Profile features Marta Gaia Zanchi’s  exemplary use of Canvas to enhance teaching and learning. She shares her approach to leveraging Canvas to facilitate collaboration and support her course’s project-based and team-based experience mixing in-classroom lectures, panels and flipped-classroom breakout sessions with independent teamwork by students outside of class hours. Canvas Course Profile… Read more Canvas Course Profile - Marta Gaia Zanchi
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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