Below is a text-only version of the May 2021 Edition of the Canvas@UD Newsletter.




New Student Annotation assignment type

Time to read: 3 minutes

In the May 15 update, Canvas will introduce a new online submission type – student annotation. This new online submission type will allow students to directly annotate and submit a file in Canvas without having to print, scan, or take photos of the document.
Learn how to use this tool.

Summer courses were created on April 30, 2021

Time to read: 4 minutes

Please review the Canvas blog post “Summer Courses Available April 30” for information about how to check for your courses, make change requests, and prepare for teaching this summer.
Get ready for summer.

What’s New: Improved integration with Google Apps arriving soon

Time to read: 2 minutes

The new Google Apps LTI 1.3 will be available on June 1, 2021. This update gives educators a faster, simpler way to manage course materials, grade student work, and collaborate with students using Google apps like Docs, Sheets, or Slides. The outdated Google Apps LTI 1.1 will be deprecated and removed from Canvas. During the transition all instructor and student Google Drive files will remain intact.
See what’s new and improved with using Google Apps in Canvas.

What’s New: Transform your teaching with Instructional Design services

Time to read: 2 minutes

As part of its pandemic response, UD has expanded the Instructional Design (ID) staff. IDs partner with you to transform your teaching by following systematic, research-based processes. IDs can assist with course development and production of digital materials whether you are teaching online, in the classroom, or some combination of both.
Engage with an Instructional Designer.

Did you know: 


NEW: Innovative Teaching Strategies (ITS) workshop
Next session: June 7th – July 2nd.

The Delivering Learning Experiences Online (DLEO) faculty workshop has moved to the next level! ATS’s new Innovative Teaching Strategies (ITS) workshop will focus on ‘Best Practices’ within the classroom. Regardless of your expected teaching format, ITS gives you the opportunity to explore current best practices – specifically, instructor presence, student engagement, assessments, and multimedia – while collaborating with ATS instructional designers, faculty, and guest speakers.
Register for ITS. 


We have a variety of other upcoming workshops. Check out our workshop calendar to learn more and register.

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