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Student Activity in Canvas: Getting an Accurate Picture
There are certain circumstances in which you may wish to examine student activity within your Canvas course site.  For example, you may wish to see whether students are reading an important content page you added to a module. Alternatively, you may s (More)
Canvas Highlights, May 2019
In this blog post, we highlight important changes to Canvas that have occurred within the past month. Preferred Names Now Used Throughout Canvas Canvas Conferences Now Uses HTML5 More)
Canvas' New Gradebook: Features and Tips
  Note: This post was updated May 1, 2019, to reflect changes in the New Gradebook. Canvas' New Gradebook is now available for instructors to enable on a course-by-course basis.  You can enable the New Gradebook for a course you are teaching b (More)
Introducing the New Gradebook
Note: This post was updated on April 22, 2019 to reflect updates to the New Gradebook. Starting January 6, 2018, faculty and instructors can opt-in to use Canvas’ New Gradebook. The new gradebook offers a number of enhanced features, improved access (More)
Canvas' Accessibility Checker: What It Can Do for You
Introduction The Accessibility Checker is a powerful tool within Canvas’ Rich Content Editor that allows you to run a quick accessibility test on content you have created within the Editor, including text, images, and hyperlinks.  Anywhere the Ric (More)
Preferred Names Now Used Throughout Canvas
During Fall Quarter 2018, Academic Technology Solutions became aware that Canvas did not consistently use the preferred name of faculty, instructors, or students.  We have now corrected this inconsistency as of March 29, and if you have a preferred n (More)
Customizing Your Canvas Course Navigation Menu
The Canvas Course Navigation Menu: A Brief Introduction For both you and your students, the course navigation menu is your means of finding your way around your Canvas course site.  However, the menu may not look the same for you and your students. (More)
New Feature in Canvas Gradebook: Exporting the Notes Column
Note: This post was updated on March 13, 2019, to include information for the New Gradebook. The Canvas Gradebook features a Notes column in which you can record comments about particular students' performance.  Data in this column are never used by (More)
Canvas Adoption Continues Upward
UChicago officially switched to using Canvas as our learning management system in the summer of 2017. We are now in our seventh quarter on Canvas, and our fifth major academic quarter (excluding summer). How has Canvas adoption for courses changed ov (More)
Video Conferencing and Remote Class Sessions in Canvas
Ever wondered how to connect with your students during a cold snap or treacherous weather conditions?  Canvas has a built-in web conferencing tool (BigBlueButton) for remote collaboration, which is easy to set up and use.  You can access this tool th (More)
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