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

August 2021 EDITION

UPDATE: Starting August 16, the Welcome Bar in Pearson 116 is reopening by appointment only Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Learn more.

Pilot for Two Tools for Using FeedbackFruits in Canvas

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UD is piloting two tools from the FeedbackFruits suite: Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation. These tools are available to all UD instructors and auto-integrated into Canvas.

Learn more.

What’s New: Fall courses created

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Fall courses are now created – please check that your courses are appearing as expected on your Canvas Dashboard. Also, be sure to read the latest FERPA guidelines provided by the Registrar’s Office.

Review your fall courses.

What’s New: Making reading more accessible in Canvas

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In continuing our commitment to making the University’s digital content accessible to everyone, Immersive Reader will be enabled in Canvas on August 24th.

See how Immersive Reader makes courses more accessible.

Are you ready for fall?

  • Zoom has recently added and updated many features that will help instructors engage students and manage hybrid or hyflex classes including chat options, chimes for raised hands, immersive screen views, reaction emojis, advanced screen sharing options, and breakout room options.
  • Check out the latest integrated tools in Canvas for fall including Perusall, Google Assignments, Poll Everywhere, Respondus for Assessments, and Yellowdig Engage.
  • Join us for Keep Calm and Teach On (KCTO) where you’ll receive an orientation to classroom spaces and learn how to connect your laptop to display equipment, operate new technologies, and access tech support. You’ll also gain additional insights regarding how to effectively use classroom technology to better support your students as you return to campus. Open house sessions are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Willard 116. Learn more and sign up at the KCTO site.
  • To learn more about Zoom, classroom orientations, or Canvas integrated tools, faculty may attend the related Keep Calm and Teach On (KCTO) workshop session or visit the Virtual Welcome Bar Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Learn more about what UDIT has been doing to prepare for fall.

Helping your students prepare for fall

  • As you may be receiving questions about what information is being communicated to students, please be aware that the Tech at UD website has been updated for the fall semester. The website is the one-stop source of information for students with technology questions. This site covers all of the major tools, as well as ONEcard services, software, and printing.

Did you know?


Keep Calm and Teach On (KCTO) Workshops for fall are coming on August 17-19 and August 24-26. Read about the workshops and register.

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


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