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Reminder: new Canvas Gradebook coming Dec. 29

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

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Copy final grades to KSIS process has been updated

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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”

New Canvas Gradebook coming Dec. 29

On Sun., Dec. 29, the New Gradebook will be activated in Canvas. 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

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Canvas: November updates

On Sun., Dec. 29, the New Gradebook will be activated in Canvas, and the old Gradebook will no longer be available. The New Gradebook offers several enhanced features, including: 

  • A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
  • Support for flexible late/missing assignment policies
  • Improved organization options, communication, grading workflow enhancements, and accessibility support

In addition, other updates to Canvas were released on Nov. 16. Including those items below. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete November Release Notes. 

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Axio usage stats

Axio usage thus far for 2010:

  • 38,708 different users have been logged
  • 2,882 new courses were created
  • 13,671 new online assignments created
  • 229,678 message board posts
  • 71,099 calendar events created

Since the system’s inception in 1999:

  • 8 terabytes of course content
  • 169,381 attendance records created
  • 84,729 online assignments created
  • 109,204,357 questions answers (student answers to instructor questions; includes Scantron)
  • 1,372,847 message board posts
  • 678,877 calendar events created

Fourth annual Axio Learning/K-State Online conference Sept. 24-25

The fourth annual Axio Learning/K-State Online Conference will 
be Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25, at the 
K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. If you would like to present at the conference, contact Dave Young, dayoung@k-state.edu.

Suggested topics include:

  • How you teach with K-State Online
  • Your online learning experiences and stories
  • What your students say about K-State Online
  • Tools you use in the classroom
  • Your K-State Online future

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Upgrade to Internet Explorer version 7 recommended

K-State recommends upgrading Internet Explorer 6 to version 7 because the latter provides substantial security improvements. Internet Explorer web browser versions below 7 are becoming more difficult to support for current web-based applications in use at K-State. In particular, K-State Online no longer supports versions of Internet Explorer below version 7.

K-Staters who have problems with K-State Online using Internet Explorer 6 are advised to update to version 7 or switch to Firefox. Internet Explorer 7 and other compatible browsers are available at http://public.online.ksu.edu/support/downloads. If you have any questions, contact the Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722.

Current K-State Online user issues

A few known issues in K-State Online are currently being addressed. Content that requires an external program for viewing (examples include .pdf, .mov) is opening within a very small frame, making it difficult to view. A fix will be put into place allowing this content to be opened in a new window, eliminating any current display issues and making it easier for users to interact with these files.

Existing File Dropboxes and Information and Archives folders were moved under Content in Manage Files for consistency across all courses and may be currently unpublished in courses. Faculty who wish to continue using these, please check the Manage Files tool and publish them so they are accessible to students. See the Aug. 12 article, Where is my K-State Online File Dropbox?

K-State Online recommends all users update to the Internet Explorer 7 web browser. See the related article in this issue.