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Canvas: February updates

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”

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

Continue reading “New Canvas Gradebook coming Dec. 29”

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. 

Continue reading “Canvas: November updates”

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.