Below is a text-only version of the February 2022 Edition of the Canvas@UD Newsletter.

May 2022 Edition

University of Delaware


We’re concluding courses from fall 2012 through summer 2017: What does that mean for you?

Time to read: 3 minutes

The first annual conclusion of Canvas sites for catalog courses is scheduled for August 2022 and will include catalog course sites from fall 2012 through summer 2017. This new process will help faculty and students to clear old courses out of their All Courses list. Remember, you will not be able to access these sites after they are concluded to obtain course content, student submissions, or grading information.

Read on to learn how to prepare for the conclusion of your old Canvas courses.

New Feature: Apply scores to ungraded assignments in bulk

Time to read: 2 minutes

Canvas has released a new feature to help maintain your course gradebook. You can now apply grades in bulk to either all assignments in an assignment group or to all assignments in the gradebook.

Learn how to use this feature in your Canvas gradebook.

What’s New: An update on the UDIT Educational Technology Survey

Time to read: 1 minute

Several weeks ago, UDIT sent out a survey requesting faculty input on educational technology. Approximately 25% of faculty invited to participate have responded. The results supplied UDIT with a great deal of information and, overall, the feedback has been positive. We are analyzing the results and will provide faculty a more detailed summary in the coming weeks.

If you responded to the survey, thank you! If you provided your email, we may contact you directly to capture more details about your comments and specific tool usage.

Read more about the survey results and how you can still provide your feedback.

What’s New: New Canvas interface features

Time to read: 1 minute

A new icon maker in the rich content editor, emojis in comments, a confetti celebration for student on-time submissions – all are now available to instructors and students in Canvas.

Don’t miss out on these new interface features.

What’s New: Enhanced Gradebook Filters Option now available

Time to read: 3 minutes

Enhanced gradebook filters are available to enable in your course. Instructors can create filters to view grades based on an expanded list of conditions that can be saved for reuse.

Upgrade your Canvas gradebook filters.

Did you know?

  • Open House for Pearson Studios
    You’ve used lecture capture in the past, but you may not be aware of all the options. Studio spaces in Pearson Hall are staffed with in-person technicians and are available to host your class for one day or an entire semester. We can assist with recording, group/panel discussions, guest speakers, remote students live via Zoom, and much more.

    • When: May 18 & 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Where: Pearson Hall, 3rd floor
    • Tour the control room and 3 classroom studios, talk with technicians, see live demos
    • Light refreshments will be served.
  • UDCapture +Zoom is coming!
    In fall 2022, UD Capture is adding the capability of Zoom to make it easier for you to connect your students with your classroom sessions. The new service, called UD Capture +Zoom, uses Zoom to record your lecture sessions and adds other features such as the ability to include remote students in your classroom for real-time participation. You’ll also be able to project your laptop’s screen using Zoom in the classroom–no cables or adapters required! UD Capture +Zoom service will be available in select classrooms at first, with a complete roll-out in years to come. Look for new announcements and documentation about this improved service—and the classrooms where it’s available—starting this summer.
  • The UDIT-ATS Virtual Welcome Bar continues to be available to assist all UD instructors. Visit for details, available hours, and the virtual meeting link.


Back by popular demand! The Innovative Teaching Strategies Workshop
If you’re looking for ideas to freshen up your courses by incorporating new strategies or educational technology tools, join us for the Innovative Teaching Strategies workshop from June 6 to June 30, 2022. Learn more about the ITS workshop and register.We have a variety of other upcoming workshops. Check out our workshop calendar to learn more and register.