Canvas@UD Newsletter | August 2021 Edition

The Canvas Newsletter August Edition features info about fall courses, Immersive Reader, FeedbackFruits pilot, new UDIT services and features, Zoom, KCTO, workshops and more.

Fall 2021 Canvas Course Sites Available Starting August 3

Please confirm your Canvas course sites for all courses you are assigned to teach.

Keep Calm and Teach On (KCTO) Workshops Summer 2021

Summer KCTO workshops August 17-19 and August 24-26. View the workshops and register!

Canvas New RCE Enabled

The new Rich Content Editor is now enabled ahead the January 16 enforcement for consistency in the winter term.

Updated Respondus Information

The following Respondus tools have been made available at UD for this academic year. You can learn more about all three at Respondus Tools for Assessment. Respondus LockDown Browser, if enabled by an instructor, prevents new browser windows from being opened or used...

CANVAS@UD NEWS

Canvas Release Notes – October 16, 2021

A Canvas production update will occur on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Check out the full release notes.  Production updates occur on third Saturday of each month, and the next planned update is Saturday, November 20, 2021. Updates in the current release include:...

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Update on Immersive Reader visibility

Canvas changed Microsoft Immersive Reader from an Account Feature Preview to an accessibility feature that individual users can enable in their User Settings.  This affects all users of Canvas: faculty, staff, and students. Immersive Reader will not automatically...

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Canvas Release Notes – September 18, 2021

A Canvas production update will occur on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Check out the full release notes.  Production updates occur on third Saturday of each month, and the next planned update is Saturday, October 16, 2021. Updates in the current release include:...

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Pilot for Two Tools for Using FeedbackFruits in Canvas

Do you have assignments where students provide feedback to their peers? Do you want to be able to set separate due dates for student submissions and peer feedback? Would you like your students to provide feedback on their experience working with their group members?...

New Online Submission Type – Student Annotation

In the May 15 production update of Canvas, the online submission type for assignments has a new option - annotated assignment.  This new submission type will allow you to upload a file that students can annotate using the DocViewer (SpeedGrader) interface and submit...

Learn how to use Perusall in Canvas

The Perusall app is now available in Canvas and can be added to any course. Perusall offers new ways to help students learn by collectively annotating readings in threads, responding to each other’s comments, and interacting. Comments are automatically graded and can...

Poll Everywhere – Our Newest Online Polling Tool

Poll Everywhere is an online polling platform that collects real-time responses from students using any computer or mobile device with internet access. An alternative to Zoom polls and iClickers, Poll Everywhere is designed for both remote and on-campus environments...

New Assignment Enhancements for Students

New enhancements for the student assignment view will be available to enable in your 2021 Winter course starting December 18, 2020.  These enhancements provide students with an updated interface and submission workflow, improving the student experience in completing...
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