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Canvas Gateway Changes

by on September 17, 2020 12:28 pm
The Canvas gateway will soon have a fresh new look. The gateway’s new design includes a consolidated login area, which creates room for news content to be front and center. Auxiliary Canvas links have been made visible without requiring users to scroll. In addition, improved accessibility for keyboard and screenreader users has also been incorporated.… Read more Canvas Gateway Changes
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(Re)introducing Panopto Course Videos, new home for all your recordings, including Zoom

by on September 11, 2020 10:10 pm
Panopto has been available as a hidden tool in Canvas for several years for most schools (except the Graduate School of Business) under the name “Course Videos”*. On August 28, Panopto began appearing automatically in Canvas course navigation menus under the name “Panopto Course Videos”. On September 12, Panopto Course Videos will also become the… Read more (Re)introducing Panopto Course Videos, new home for all your recordings, including Zoom
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Making it easier for students to shop a course from off-campus

by on September 10, 2020 11:39 am
Most Canvas courses have been accessible only to students who are officially enrolled. However if students can’t simply walk into a lecture hall or seminar room, and there is a 20 unit limit on courses, the Stanford Canvas team developed a new option for instructors to make their courses “open” to Stanford students during the… Read more Making it easier for students to shop a course from off-campus

Changes for summer Zoom meetings

by on June 8, 2020 10:46 am
On June 23, Zoom will make meeting passwords mandatory for new meetings and add passwords to previously scheduled meetings if they didn’t already have them. Also on this day, Stanford will remove toll-free dial-in numbers from the list of available audio options for Zoom participants. The following steps will help you avoid disruption of your… Read more Changes for summer Zoom meetings
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VPTL Canvas Surveys - Spring 2020

by on May 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Canvas Surveys We’d appreciate your feedback on your experience using Canvas: VPTL Spring 2020 Faculty Canvas SurveyVPTL Spring 2020 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 June 20, 2020. Thank you for your time and… Read more VPTL Canvas Surveys - Spring 2020

Download of Course Recordings in Canvas

by on May 28, 2020 10:00 am
Students who are attending class online from their homes have lower bandwidths than what they have on campus and can have difficulty streaming videos in Canvas in the Course Videos (Panopto) and Zoom tools.  Starting on May 29 at 7:00 PM, students will be asked to acknowledge a download agreement once a quarter as they… Read more Download of Course Recordings in Canvas
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Summer 2020 Canvas Courses Now Available

by on April 28, 2020 5:38 pm
If you don’t see your Summer 2020 courses on your Canvas dashboard, please let us know at canvashelp@stanford.edu. Note: This does not apply to the Continuing Studies Program. – Post your syllabus – Copy content from a past course– Request an appointment to get help with setting up your course
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Canvas Update - Spring 2020

by on April 8, 2020 5:24 pm
Here’s What’s New for Spring: Shopping Courses in CanvasTips for Using Zoom in CanvasSyllabus: Ability to Remove Course Summary TableCanvas Commons Link SharingResources for Teaching & Learning Remotely Shopping Courses in Canvas Instructors now have the option to make their Canvas courses open for shopping, so students can see course materials and attend course sessions… Read more Canvas Update - Spring 2020
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How to Use Canvas for Teaching If Your Class Can't Meet In-Person

by on March 3, 2020 11:14 am
Here are some tips for using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to continue teaching your course if you or your students can’t meet face-to-face. You can use Canvas to facilitate communication with students, post course materials, create assignments for students to submit online, provide feedback and grades and meet virtually with your students online… Read more How to Use Canvas for Teaching If Your Class Can't Meet In-Person
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New Gradebook Coming Soon

by on December 12, 2019 4:05 pm
On December 19, 2019, a new gradebook will replace the current gradebook.  Find out more about the changes and new features and read the short list of things you need to know before you use the New Gradebook in Winter 2020.