Implementation Date: December 19, 2020
In this Canvas Release, the changes below become part of the main Canvas environment.
- Uploaded Media File Placement: Newly recorded media and uploaded media via the Upload/Record Media link is stored in the Course, Groups, or User Files folder, respectively. This makes it easier to reuse newly recorded media.
- Individual Page Student View: The Student View button displays as an icon in the top-right corner of supported individual Canvas pages.
Recordings for Webex meetings scheduled within Canvas will now appear in the Recordings section of Virtual Meetings. This change includes cloud recordings of any meeting launched from within Canvas or externally through the Webex web portal, the desktop app, or on a mobile device.
TurnItIn Draft Coach supports students in delivering high-quality academic writing, using text similarity checking to highlight the importance of research and correctly citing sources. Students can effortlessly run a report to check their Google Docs for similarity against the TurnItIn database. Any matches are individually highlighted and can be reviewed in the easy to navigate side panel.
See the TurnItIn: Draft Coach learning tool guide to get started.
The Grammarly app has been available on both Android and iOS as a native keyboard for quite some time. Below are five reasons you should consider using Grammarly on your phone:
- Fewer typos, errors, and mistakes
- Searchable emojis
- A bigger vocabulary
- Works where you work
- Personalization settings
Still not convinced? Here are some added features to make writing on your phone even easier:
- Dark theme
- Speech to text
- Suggestions for style improvements and vocabulary enhancements
Download Grammarly for Android or iOS.
Although Zoom is not integrated with Canvas, it can still be used to host virtual class sessions. Download the Canvas documentation on using Add a Zoom Meeting to Canvas (PDF).
Sept. 28, 5:00 p.m. — Course Reserves are once again available inside Canvas.
Sept. 28, 11:00 a.m. — Instructors and students are reporting that Ares Course Reserves is currently unavailable. ITS is working to resolve the issue.
In these uncertain times, connection matters. Distance does not have to equal lack of communication and should not mean students lose access to education. Using MS Teams means that classes and organizations can chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place, no matter where people are located — in groups of 10,000 people or less.
Features include instant messaging, group spaces, voice and video calling with live captioning and recording, meeting scheduling, and integration with other Microsoft products.
Keep your meetings secure. Read the Zoom blog to learn how to:
- Lock your Zoom room
- Control screen sharing
- Enable the Waiting Room
- Lock down the chat
- Remove a participant
- Specify security options when scheduling a meeting