New Canvas User Interface Coming in January

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Canvas@UD will be upgraded to a new user interface on January 4, 2016, in time for winter term 2016. The main changes users will notice are (1) the presence of “cards” on the new dashboard and (2) the main menu moving from the top to the left of the screen. Another noticeable change: the Logout… Continue reading

Managing Announcements and Notifications

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde

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, prevent invitations from being delivered

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde

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: or any country-specific ones, such as, or … the original invitation is not delivered properly, preventing the guest from completing the… Continue reading