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K-State Online September updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on Sept. 15. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete September Release Notes. In addition to the Canvas release, Information Technology Services releases updates to services and integrations with K-State Online through the month as necessary.

The following updates have been made in K-State Online:

  • Bulk Select Final Moderated Grades — If an individual student’s submission has only been graded by one grader, the moderator can select all the grades from that grader as final grades. Upon review of a sample of a grader’s feedback and scores, this change allows a moderator to easily select all grades from one grader without having to select all final grades individually.

  • Anonymous Grading Annotated Comments — DocViewer supports annotated comments in anonymously graded assignments. This change allows instructors to leave annotations and feedback in SpeedGrader assignment submissions while the assignment is muted and student names are hidden. If the assignment does not allow instructors to view each other’s names, the name of the instructor is also hidden.

  • CSV Import Custom Column Support — Gradebook CSV import files support updates for custom columns. This change allows instructors to update any custom column as part of a CSV import file.

  • User Pagination — The Learning Mastery Gradebook supports user pagination. Filtered outcomes and student results are also paginated. This change helps instructors more easily view long search results in a course.