Canvas@UD Newsletter | February 2021 Edition

Read the latest Canvas news including updates on the course creation process, new ways to access request forms, a new gradebook view option and more.

Canvas New RCE Enabled

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

Winter and Spring Course Availability

Winter courses in Canvas are scheduled to be created on November 10th. Spring courses in Canvas are tentatively scheduled to be created on December 8th. It is important for every faculty member teaching for either of these terms to log into Canvas after these dates to...

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 – February 20, 2021

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

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New Canvas Forms Link on Canvas Gateway Page Navigation

For your convenience, we have added a new “Canvas Forms” link on the Canvas Gateway page’s menu bar where you can access and submit the following forms:  Miscellaneous Site Request form Canvas Course Combination Change Request form Canvas Consultation Request form The...

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Adding External Users to Assist with Student Accommodations

Some faculty have expressed concerns about potential FERPA and HIPAA violations when adding external vendors to a course to assist with transcription accommodations for students. These accommodations are referred to as Communication-Accessible Audio/Video materials or...

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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

Since the New Quizzes tool was enabled as a course feature option in August (Canvas@UD New Quizzes Available), you may be asking yourself if you should start using it in your courses. The answer depends on how well Classic Quizzes is meeting your needs. If Classic...

Canvas New Quizzes Available

Canvas has released New Quizzes, a quiz tool that will eventually replace the existing Canvas Quizzes tool. New Quizzes has been in development for several years and has now been enabled to select as a course feature for Canvas@UD, but the existing Quizzes tool is...