Managing Announcements and Notifications

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde
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As the fall semester begins, IT staff members have received a number of inquiries related to notifications and sending announcements to students, especially with the growing number of instructors opting to use Canvas instead of Sakai. Below are some options and “gotchas” regarding notifications in UD-supported technologies, including Canvas, Sakai, and P.O. Box. I. Verify student… Continue reading

Guest management issue: Microsoft Email Accounts (Hotmail, Live, MSN, Outlook.com) prevent invitations from being delivered

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde
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As staff and faculty use the Sakai and Canvas Guest Accounts services, we have noticed that when they invite guests who use Microsoft-hosted email account domains, such as: @hotmail.com @live.com @msn.com @outlook.com or any country-specific ones, such as @msn.ca, or @hotmail.br … the original invitation is not delivered properly, preventing the guest from completing the… Continue reading

Understanding the Canvas grades, part 2: Enabling letter grades

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde
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In part 1, we covered how Canvas calculates the Total column. This post discusses how those grades can be turned into letter grades automatically. Enabling the course grading scheme To prevent confusion and unpleasant surprises, the letter grading scheme is turned off by default. You can turn it on in the course Settings, under the… Continue reading