Instructional Tools News and Updates

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

Procedures set for using recording classrooms

  The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching’s (CELT) media production team has a new website that provides faculty information about recording classrooms, available services, and how to request

Bubble sheet fans have new option this fall (Inside Iowa State)

With Scantron Bubble Sheets sunsetting after the summer session, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) has created several resources and is hosting learning opportunities for instructors to experience Gradescope, a Canvas-integrated assessment feedback platform that includes automated bubble sheet scoring.

Top Hat will transition to enterprise solution (Inside Iowa State)

Instructors who use Top Hat, or those looking to try the learning app in Canvas, will have greater incentives beginning with the summer session. The university has a new enterprise agreement with the app’s creator, eliminating the need for student subscriptions.

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.

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