Canvas frequently publishes updates as part of its release cycle. New Canvas updates are posted on the CELT website. If approved, Feature Options may be enabled at the account or course level in our Canvas instance. More information about the Canvas Updates Approval Process is also on the CELT website.
Each instructor can configure several Feature Options at the course level, so the instructor can choose whether to enable or disable the feature in their course. To learn more about enabling or disabling a Feature Option in a Canvas course (the image below is an example of the Feature Options), see the Canvas guide to managing new features for a course or follow the Preparing Your Canvas Course guide.
For additional information or the status of a feature, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are now several new Learning Technology Integrations (LTIs) installed and available to Iowa State University instructors to consider:
- Microsoft Teams classes
- Visible Body
- Oxford University Press
- Stukent Mimic Social
Microsoft Teams classes can be used to help you and students navigate easily between Canvas and Teams. Users can access their class Teams associated with their Canvas course directly from within Canvas. Once set up in Canvas, student rosters will automatically populate in Microsoft Teams.
The Pressbooks software enables instructors to design and format books. More information can be found on the Parks Library website. The Canvas integration allows instructors to easily add their Pressbook content to Canvas and any results from learner activity will be passed back to the Canvas Gradebook.
Oxford University Press is a publisher application, allowing for better content integration with their textbooks.
Currently, Visible Body and Stukent Mimic Social are course-specific LTIs that add interactive simulations to the learning process.
If you need or would like help with any of these LTIs or other learning technologies, email email@example.com. Doing this will create a ServiceNow ticket and one of our team members will be able to help you. Keep an eye on our website and our Instructional Tools page for more information and guides for each of these LTIs in the coming weeks.
Over the Winter break, five new LTIs were installed and are available to the campus community. Those five LTIs are:
ALEKS (for business), MyBusinessCourse, MyEducator, and GreatRiverLearning are publisher applications now available and best used for better content integration.
H5p is an interactive content application, providing a variety of engaging question types that can be added to Canvas. Each instructor license for H5P is $190/year and can be used in an unlimited number of courses. If you would like to integrate H5P into your Canvas course, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a license.
If you need help with any of these LTIs or other learning technologies, email email@example.com. Doing this will create a ServiceNow ticket and one of our team members will be able to help you. Keep an eye on our website and our Instructional Tools page for more information and guides for each of these LTIs in the coming weeks.