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K-State Online September updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on Sept. 17. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle through which features are added or updated on the third weekend of the month. 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:

  • Custom Course Visibility — In Course Settings, the visibility options have been changed to allow more customization for courses and content. Previously, visibility could only be set at the course or public levels. Now we have an “Institution” choice which allows all users associated with K-State to view the course. K-Staters can only view the course if they are given the link to the URL or the course is included in the public course index and they authenticate through Canvas.
  • Excessive Points Alert — If an instructor adds an excessive amount of extra points to a student’s grade, Canvas generates an alert notifying that the student was awarded an unusually high grade. This update helps instructors be aware when excessive points are entered in the Gradebook.
  • Moderate Quiz Student Search Filter — The Moderate Quiz page includes a search filter, which allows instructors to search for students by name. This change helps instructors more easily locate students in a course.
  • Student Attendance View — For courses using the Attendance tool, students can view their attendance as part of the Attendance assignment submission details page. Students can also access Attendance submission details from the Grades page.
  • MathMan Integration — Canvas has integrated a new backend service called MathMan, which is designed to improve LaTeX images generated by the Rich Content Editor equation editor.

To keep up to date on the latest news, view the K-State Online webpage.