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K-State Online August updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on Aug. 26. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete August 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. Continue reading “K-State Online August updates”

K-State Online July updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on July 15. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete July 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. Continue reading “K-State Online July updates”

DocViewer now available in K-State Online

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DocViewer is now available for use in K-State Online. DocViewer automatically converts common office documents into web-viewable and interactive learning experiences. DocViewer will be available anywhere Canvas currently uses Box for content previews and Crocodoc for annotations.

Crocodoc has been a great product in K-State Online, but will no longer be supported by Box (the parent company) at the end of the year. As a result of this change, Canvas will no longer use Crocodoc. All Canvas accounts have been migrated to DocViewer automatically. This includes your course history with previous documents and annotations.

DocViewer contains all the same document types and all the same annotation types as Crocodoc, with extra benefits including:

  • Modern interface
  • Improved performance (including mobile)
  • Fewer clicks
  • Color options (coming soon)
  • Persistent tool colors within an annotation session (coming soon)

DocViewer also provides a stronger technical foundation to improve existing features, such as contribute to the next version of SpeedGrader. Implementing DocViewer functionality brings numerous future benefits to Canvas including:

  • Improve reliability of document rendering
  • Develop new features and product enhancements
  • Better address hosting needs for international regions
  • Enhance support for assistive technology users

All Canvas accounts will be migrated to DocViewer automatically. This includes your course history with previous documents and annotations.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use DocViewer, view the How do I use DocViewer in Canvas assignments article.

New Courses widget in Connect coming soon

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All of your courses for the current semester will soon be together in one easy view – the new Courses widget in Connect at connect.k-state.edu. The new Courses widget combines and improves the previously separate KSIS and K-State Online widgets. Continue reading “New Courses widget in Connect coming soon”

K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for July and August

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Do you have questions about your K-State Online Canvas courses? We have your answers. Bring your laptop and come to the K-State Online walk-in help sessions scheduled for July and August. Continue reading “K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for July and August”

K-State Online: Walk-in help session cancelled on June 22

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The K-State Online walk–in help session scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, has been cancelled. The air conditioning in various parts of Hale Library will be shutting down June 20-June 24 to rewire the control panel for the chilled water expansion. Due to the elevated temperatures in the building, the K-State Online walk-in help session has been cancelled.
Continue reading “K-State Online: Walk-in help session cancelled on June 22”

K-State Online June updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on June 4. 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 June 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. Continue reading “K-State Online June updates”

Getting started with Canvas

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Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to teaching with the LMS, we have compiled some tips and tricks to help you through the semester in the Getting started with Canvas course for instructors. Continue reading “Getting started with Canvas”

K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for June, July, and August

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Do you have questions about your K-State Online Canvas courses? We have your answers. Bring your laptop and come to the K-State Online walk-in help sessions scheduled for June, July, and August. Continue reading “K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for June, July, and August”

Canvas user interface upgrade May 20

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As announced previously in K-State Today, the Canvas User Interface (UI) will be upgraded at 3:00 p.m Friday, May 20. None of the functionality in K-State Online is changing. The upgrade will only affect the global navigation; courses will not be affected. To learn more about the new UI, visit the K-State Online webpage.