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A listing of all news and updates pertaining to ISU’s instructional tools.
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.
Global Navigation Menu includes a Recent History link, the user-level Notifications page has been updated, and the MathJax JS library has been improved to render equations in a more accessible format. Effective October 17, 2020.
The word “Assignment” has been replaced with “Artifact” in the Gradebook history, the Add Group window has an updated design, and the hidden label is not displayed in the grade detail tray of anonymously graded assignments. Effective October 7, 2020.
Sept. 28, 5:00 p.m. — Course Reserves are once again available inside Canvas.
Canvas courses created before Fall 2020 changed to the concluded status. Effective September 29, 2020.
On the evening of Tuesday, September 29th, any course created for a semester prior to Fall 2020 will be concluded. Courses with end dates set in the future will be excluded.
Embedded polling and interactive media now active in Canvas. Effective September 21, 2020.
Breakout rooms and other training capabilities were added to Webex Meetings. Effective September 15, 2020.
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).
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
Using MS Teams means that classes and organizations can chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place, no matter where people are located.
New Analytics gains the ability to create CSV reports. Effective September 19, 2020.
Webex Meetings will have a more intuitive and convenient user experience: better buttons, better meeting panels, and targeted updates for upcoming changes. Effective September 8, 2020.
Find answers to some of the more frequently asked questions pertaining to the use of Canvas at Iowa State University.