A listing of all news and updates pertaining to ISU’s instructional tools.
Canvas Release: Learning Mastery Gradebook, File Previews, Submission Reassignments, Course Availability Dates, and Webcam Submissions (March 20, 2021)
The March 20, 2021 Canvas Release includes updates to the Learning Mastery Gradebook, File Previews, Submission Reassignments, Course Availability Dates, and Webcam Submissions.
Canvas Deploy: File Folder Structure in Blueprint Courses and Rich Content Editor focus (March 17, 2021)
The March 17, 2021 Canvas Deploy addresses issues with the File Folder Structure in Blueprint Courses and Rich Content Editor focus when switching between modes.
The March 3, 2021 Canvas Deploy addresses several accessibility and user interface bugs as well as mathematical formulas in quiz questions, numerical quiz questions with precision answers, and an update to the accessibility checker in the the text editor.
Spring 2021 midterms are due Mar. 19 by 2:15 p.m. Review the key concepts for grading in Canvas, then Submit Grades using ISU AdminTools. Only
LaTeX becomes more widely available and HTML code can be formatted and colorized for easier manipulation. Effective February 20, 2021.
Canvas courses from Fall 2020 will be concluded in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 16.
Contains updates to the Student View button, Rich Content Editor, the styling of People and Syllabus pages, and functionality of Instructors’ quiz previews. Effective February 17, 2021.
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
Five reasons you should consider using Grammarly on your phone: (1) fewer typos, errors, and mistakes, (2) searchable emojis, (3) a bigger vocabulary, (4) works where you work, and (5) personalization settings.
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.
Improves the size of the Rich Content Editor and addresses several behind-the-scenes bugs. Effective February 3, 2021.
You can now allow anonymous grading and anonymous annotation of student submissions in Canvas assignments. Both options can be enabled from within the assignments’ Details tab.
Fixed several behind-the-scenes bugs and added the ability to remove multiple hyperlinks at the same time in the New Rich Content Editor. Effective January 20, 2021.
Push notifications have been simplified and the feature flags have been changed to a dropdown menu and lock icon. Effective January 16, 2021.
Fixed several behind-the-scenes bugs. Effective January 6, 2021.
Canvas Media button replaced with Studio link. Effective December 22, 2020.
Fixed several behind-the-scenes bugs. Effective December 16, 2020.
Newly recorded media is stored in the Files system and the Student View button displays as an icon in the top-right corner of supported individual Canvas pages. Effective December 19, 2020.
Fixed several behind-the-scenes bugs and improved navigation of the course links and files sidebars. Effective December 2, 2020.
Iowa State looking to reduce current data storage in CyBox by one-third before July 1, 2021.
Technology Updates (December 2, 2020): Canvas, ISU AdminTools, Webex, Turnitin, Panopto, Piazza, FERPA
Updates include Canvas Rich Content Editor, ISU AdminTools course conclusion, Webex, Turnitin, Panopto, Piazza, and FERPA Enforcement. Effective December 2, 2020.
Grade Change Activity log supports multi-parameter search fields to allow for more granular search functionality. Effective November 21, 2020.
Instructors teaching in the winter session can now create Winter Session 2021 Canvas courses using the Prepare to Teach tool. Effective November 17, 2020.
Do you wonder what questions were asked via firstname.lastname@example.org most during October? Below are the questions in no particular order.
The ISU Learning Technology Change Advisory Board continues to monitor the progress and development of the Canvas New Quizzes tool. Effective October 19, 2020. Updated January 8, 2021.