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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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September 16: Respondus LockDown Browser demo and discussion

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Canvas. It is available for Mac, Windows, Apple iPad and can be configured to work in a lab setting as well as personal computers. Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during an online exam.

Instructors can choose an option in Canvas Quizzes to require Respondus LockDown Browser and students will be prompted to launch the LockDown Browser when they attempt the quiz. Some options such as allowing a calculator to open are available. 

Information Technology Services, the College of Business, and the College of Veterinary Medicine are partnering with Respondus to host a demo of Respondus Lock Down Browser followed by a panel discussion about how it is being used at K-State.  

The event will be 1:30-3:00 p.m., Monday, September 16 in room BB3112, College of Business. 

Agenda 

  • 1:30–2:15 p.m. – Online demo of Respondus LockDown Browser with Respondus representative
  • 2:15-3:00 p.m. – Panel discussion/hands-on training

Registration is requested. If you have any questions about Respondus LockDown Browser or this event, contact Michael Raine (maraine@ksu.edu) or Gina Scott (scott@vet.ksu.edu).

New Gradebook deactivated in Canvas

On Mon., Aug. 19, the New Gradebook was activated in Canvas. Unfortunately, Canvas bugs have been discovered that do not allow the Copy Grades to KSIS or Scantron tools to work optimally with the New Gradebook. The decision has been made to return to the previous Gradebook until those bugs have been fixed. All courses in Canvas for fall 2019 were reverted to the Old Gradebook on Thurs., Aug. 22.

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