Canvas@UD Newsletter | May 2021 Edition

The Canvas Newsletter May Edition features info about the new Student Annotation assignment type, improved Google Apps integration, summer courses, instructional design services, workshops and more.

Summer Courses Available April 30th

Summer courses in Canvas are scheduled to be created on April 30th.  It is important for every faculty member teaching for summer to log into Canvas after this date to check their Canvas Dashboard to see if their courses have been created correctly. Remember, the...

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 – May 15, 2021

A Canvas production update will occur on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Check out the full release notes. Production updates occur on third Saturday of each month, and the next planned update is Saturday, June 19, 2021. Updates in the current release include: Assignments -...

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Introducing Google Apps LTI 1.3

On June 1, 2021, the existing Google Apps LTI 1.1 will be deprecated and removed from UD Canvas. The new Google Apps LTI 1.3 will give educators a faster, simpler way to distribute, analyze, and grade student work.

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Instructional Design Services Available

As part of its pandemic response, UD has expanded the instructional design (ID) staff to better support all those educators who want to offer a higher quality learning experience for both students and instructors. IDs partner with you to transform your teaching by...

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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...

Classic Quizzes v. New Quizzes

 Update, April 6, 2021: Canvas has updated its timeline for New Quizzes.  New Quizzes will be enforced in July 2022.  Classic Quizzes will be removed from the interface in December 2022.  For more information, please see New Quizzes Timeline Overview. Since the New...