Category: Canvas

#TechTipThursday: Canvas’ New User Interface

The summer semester brings with it some new changes to Canvas. Starting May 16th, Canvas will have a new user interface and will look different but will still function similarly. The new user interface will be very similar to that of the mobile Canvas application. It is important to note that this change will affect …

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#TechTipThursday: Reminders for Canvas due dates

Many of us are aware of Canvas’ calendar feature which offers a filtered display of course deadlines. The calendar can be access from the horizontal blue global navigation bar at the top of the screen (see below). Additional information about the Canvas calendar can be found in the Canvas Guides, here: student perspective; instructor perspective. What …

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#TechTipThursday: “Assign To” Canvas Feature

Canvas released a new feature that enhances instructors’ ability to set due dates for course work. Before this new feature was released into production, assignments, assessments, and discussions had to be assigned to an entire section. But, with this new feature, professors can assign an assignment to a specific student(s). This can be useful if you have a student …

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#TechTipThursday: Request a Canvas Feature

You may recall our #TechTipThursday on this topic from earlier this year. As we shared in January, Canvas is a versionless platform. This means that Canvas updates on, approximately, a 3-week cycle. Interested in user feedback, Canvas has a system through which users can request new or adjusted features. All users are able to submit …

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Guide to the New Canvas Community

As you may know, the Canvas Community updated near the end of last semester, and now looks quite different.  This guide will show you how to find the four main features of the new Canvas Community: Canvas Guides, Release Notes, Ideas, and Answers. You can get to the Canvas Community by clicking the Help button …

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MAGIC 2015 Videos Available

Thanks to all of the teachers, administrators, and technologists that attended the first meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas at Longwood University. We had a great turn out for this inaugural event with so many great sessions. If you didn’t have time to get to all of the sessions you wanted to or …

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#TechTipThursday: SpeedGrader App

Canvas uses SpeedGrader as the tool through which instructors are able to grade student submissions. SpeedGrader is available to users both online (through Canvas directly) and as an app. Instructure recently updated the SpeedGrader app and this post will provide an overview of how instructors can complete common tasks within the new SpeedGrader app. Our focus …

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Canvas Releases an Resource Sharing Platform

Today, March 16th, 2015, Canvas Commons was introduced to our University’s instance Canvas. We are among a select group of institutions who have access to the Commons through a pilot program. Through the Canvas Commons, faculty will be able to create learning objects that can be used in multiple sections of a course or can …

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#TechTipThursday: Making a feature request

Canvas, as Longwood University’s learning management system, is a versionless platform. This means that Canvas updates on, approximately, a 3-week cycle. Interested in user feedback, Canvas has a system through which users can request new or adjusted features. Canvas notes that “the Feature Discussion Forum is only one of many inputs that we consider when …

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*New on April 16* Nights at the Library with the ITCs

Students: Are you concerned about the end of the semester? Do you need, or want, to know what final exam grade is needed to help you pass that worrisome class? Are you not sure what to do if you have trouble in the middle of an exam on Canvas? We can help! Join us for …

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