New notification, assignment, publishing, and rubric features are now available in Canvas. The new features are available in all courses and do not require instructors to activate any settings. Continue reading “New features now available in Canvas”
Author: Academic and Student Technology
For the health and safety of all attendees, Instructure is combining their annual InstructureCon event and regional CanvasCon events into one free online global conference. Come together with other Canvas users for professional development, idea-sharing, and skill-building at CanvasCon Online on Thursday, October 15.
Every month, updates and new features are released by Canvas. To minimize the impact of changes on our students and instructors during this unusual semester, the new features released in April will not be turned on in Canvas. New features are currently under consideration for the summer semester.
The Automatic Course Creation for summer and fall 2020 is now complete. Course shells (except 900-level courses) have been created in Canvas. Student rosters will automatically be kept in sync with KSIS, with student drop/adds happening in near real-time. Changes to the course in KSIS will be reflected in the K-State Online course. To have a 900-level course created, contact the IT Help Desk.
With our new normal of remote teaching and learning, many instructors have questions about how to track learner participation in their courses. Participation can easily be tracked with the built-in Course Analytics Report and Course Access Report in Canvas.
On Monday, March 16, New Analytics will be activated in Canvas, and the old Analytics feature will no longer be available. New Analytics offers several enhanced features, including:
- Data is refreshed every 24 hours
- Only active student enrollments are included in data
- Filtered by assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions
In addition, other updates to Canvas were released on February 15. Including those items below. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete February Release Notes. Continue reading “Canvas: February updates”
The new Gradebook was turned on for ALL courses on December 29, 2019. The new Gradebook is now the default in all Canvas course sites at K-State, and the legacy Canvas Gradebook has been permanently disabled.
The Canvas Gradebook will be automatically updated to the New Gradebook for January Intersession, spring 2020, and all future courses on Sun., Dec. 29. Instructors do not need to manually turn on the New Gradebook.
The New Gradebook offers several enhanced features, including:
- A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
- Support for flexible late/missing assignment policies
- New Grade Posting Policy options that replace the idea of ‘muting’ an assignment
- Improved organization options, communication, grading workflow enhancements, and accessibility support
Instructors can copy their final grades from Canvas to KSIS with the Copy Grades to KSIS tool located in the left-hand navigation of each course in Canvas.
The Copy Grades to KSIS process has been updated to remove the ‘Muted’ assignments step. Canvas is changing the assignment management policy. Muting will be replaced by Grade Post Policies. Continue reading “Copy final grades to KSIS process has been updated”