Category: Canvas Updates

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Canvas Update - Spring 2018

by on March 28, 2018 8:35 pm
We’re excited to announce several features and resources that have recently been released and share an update about upcoming enhancements for Spring quarter. Course Status Notification on Homepage – Publish Course Button Syllabus – Default Homepage for All New Courses Announcements Course Status Message – Publish Course Button Section-specific Announcements Modules – Export Course Content… Read more Canvas Update - Spring 2018

Canvas Course Announcements

by on March 21, 2018 8:47 am
There are many new and exciting updates to Canvas Course Announcements this spring.  Updates to Announcements include: Section-Specific Announcements Profile Picture Displays Delayed Announcements Allow Comments Option Section-Specific Announcements are now available in Canvas!  When creating an announcement, instructors can select to send the announcement to all sections, one section or multiple sections. By default,… Read more Canvas Course Announcements

New Design for Scheduler/Appointment Sign-ups

by on March 20, 2018 6:30 pm
A new design for appointment sign-ups will be introduced for Spring 2018, making the process easier for students. This feature was previously known as the Scheduler within the global Calendar tool. Changes for Instructors and Teaching Staff: The Appointment Group function is now integrated into the Create New Event workflow. There is no more Scheduler… Read more New Design for Scheduler/Appointment Sign-ups
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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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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 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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Add Usage Rights to Your Uploaded Files Starting December 18

by on December 7, 2015 5:37 pm
As a university, we want to support authors in their creation of works that are either protected by copyright or available via Creative Commons. We also want to provide guidelines about what is and isn’t allowed to be posted within Canvas by educators. Therefore, as in CourseWork, Canvas users will be prompted to add usage… Read more Add Usage Rights to Your Uploaded Files Starting December 18
New Canvas User Interface - Fall 2015

Canvas Has a New Look for Fall 2015

by on September 14, 2015 10:37 am
A new Canvas user interface (UI) was released on August 31, 2015. When you login to Canvas, you’ll see an updated layout for your account Dashboard and a different location for the Global Navigation Menu.   In the new UI, your selected “favorite courses” will be displayed as “course cards.” If you prefer to see… Read more Canvas Has a New Look for Fall 2015