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A listing of all news and updates pertaining to ISU’s instructional tools.
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.
Instructors looking for an assessment tool to pair with Canvas’ assignments and quizzes have a new option. A Gradescope pilot for all instructors is underway for the fall semester, and faculty feedback will help determine its future at ISU.
There are now several new Learning Technology Integrations (LTIs) installed and available to Iowa State University instructors to consider: Microsoft Teams classes Pressbooks Visible Body Oxford University Press Stukent Mimic
In preparation for the upcoming academic year, I would like to share a few resources that will support your work preparing for the start of classes.
If you’re teaching in a general University classroom this fall, as you prepare your course, check to see what technology will be available to you in the room. Information Technology
Gradescope, an assessment, feedback, and analytics tool that integrates with Canvas, is being piloted at Iowa State during Fall 2022. Iowa State instructors can learn more about this tool through a
The June 22, 2022 Canvas deploy notes included updates to the interface and features. The interface update included: Assignments: Assignment Availability Window Display Update: This update allows students to view
The June 8, 2022 Canvas deploy includes interface and feature updates associated with the Rich Content Editor and Syllabus areas. Interface Rich Content Editor: Vector Button in Equation Editor: This
The Learning Technologies Administration Team will be updating Canvas on May 18, 2022, with the following updates: General Canvas Features Apply Score to Ungraded: Instructors can apply scores to ungraded submissions
This update will contain the Canvas release and deploy that are specific to New Quizzes in Canvas for May 21. To review the release and deploy notes for the overall
This update will contain general Canvas release and deploy notes for April 27 and May 21. These notes will not contain any updates pertaining to New Quizzes. All New Quizzes
Join us for a variety of demonstrations, keynote speakers, and hands-on workshops to become certified (Levels 1 and 2) in Top Hat. Sessions will include the Foundations of Active Learning,
This update will contain all Canvas release and deploy that are specific to New Quizzes in Canvas. To review the release and deploy notes for the other features of Canvas,
This update will contain all Canvas release and deploy notes for 2022 thus far. These notes will not contain any updates pertaining to New Quizzes. All New Quizzes updates specific
Join us virtually from 1-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1 for vendor-led training concentrated on LockDown Browser. The agenda for the 30-minute training includes the following: How to use LockDown
Over the Winter break, five new LTIs were installed and are available to the campus community. Those five LTIs are: ALEKS MyBusinessCourse MyEducator GreatRiverLearning H5P ALEKS (for business), MyBusinessCourse, MyEducator,
This update will contain all Canvas release and deploy notes for November 2021. Completed Changes The November 10, 2021 Canvas update included interface updates and changes to the outcomes page.
The October 16, 2021 Canvas update contains information pertaining to Speedgrader labels and Gradebook assignment search. Specifically, the following are included in this Canvas update: Sticky Navigation Menus: When a long page is scrolled,
Instructure has been working on the release of a new feature for the Canvas LMS platform: Canvas New Quizzes. The company has released an aggressive timeline for the implementation of
Today, Syllabus Statements in Canvas will be available to all Canvas courses. Syllabus Statements will feature the required and recommended syllabus statements in Canvas as a way to communicate consistent
There are two upcoming vendor-led training sessions to be aware of for those interested. One will focus on a live demonstration of the new features coming to Box and the
The July 17, 2021 Canvas Release discusses the addition of maintenance windows and the removal of deprecated features.
Deploy: Terminology, assignments, faculty journal messages, offline exports, and accessibility – Canvas (July 21, 2021)
The July 21, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to terminology, assignments, faculty journal messages, offline exports, and accessibility features.
Deploy: Gradebook CSV columns, assignment buttons and notifications, rich content editor, and accessibility – Canvas (July 7, 2021)
The July 7, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to exported Gradebook CSV columns, assignment buttons and notifications, rich content editor, and accessibility features.
Canvas Deploy: Image Options, Anonymous Peer Reviews, Mastery Path Pages, Accessibility changes (June 23, 2021)
The June 23, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to image options, anonymous peer reviews, mastery path pages, and accessibility features.