Instructional Tools News and Updates

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A listing of all news and updates pertaining to ISU’s instructional tools.

Feature Options in Canvas

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.

Learn About Your Classroom (Fall 2022)

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 Workshop Series: August 2022

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

Deploy Summary – Canvas Notes (June 22, 2022)

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

Upcoming Canvas Features Release

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

Top Hat Training – Two Day Event

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,

2022 Canvas Updates: New Quizzes Focused

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,

Newly added apps (LTIs) now available in Canvas

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,

Canvas New Quizzes

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

Syllabus Statements in Canvas

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

Training Opportunities: Box and TurnItIn

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