New Rich Content Editor coming to Canvas in January

New year, new look! Starting in January anytime you create or edit, an Assignment, Page, Discussion, Syllabus, etc. in Canvas you will have a new look and feel on the editing page. The new version still supports all the same features the previous version did:

  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Pages
  • Quizzes
  • Syllabus

New rich content editor:

Screenshot, new Canvas Rich Content Editor

 

  1. Rich Content Editor content area: still able to preview and add to page content.
  2. Formatting content menu bar: format page content
  3. Format text
  4. Insert links to media and documents
  5. External tools
  6. Format paragraphs
  7. Clear formatting
  8. Add tables
  9. Insert an equation

Previous rich content editor:

Screenshot, old Canvas Content Editor

 

  1. Rich Content Editor content area
  2. Insert HTML directly into Canvas using the HTML Editor link.
  3. Link to course content using the content selector

Zoom Updates for September

Zoom has updated their client with some useful features available now to faculty and students. Highlights include new and improved accessibility options, an assigned virtual seating chart, and more! Check out the links below for more information:

4 New Zoom Features Educators Can Use to Enhance Virtual Teaching & Learning

Zoom’s new update also includes new filter options and lighting.

In order to take advantage of the new “Let participants choose room” breakout room feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Select your picture in the top right in the Zoom client, then choose “Check for Updates” from the drop down.
    Step 1 - Update Zoom
  2. Launch a meeting and select “Breakout Rooms” – you can now select to allow any participant on the 5.3 or later client to select their own room.
    Step 2 - Assigning Breakout Rooms

2020 Canvas Livestream Collections Available Now

Canvas has posted a collection of informational videos to help you with the unique challenges facing us this semester. Topics range from getting started, contingency planning, tips, tricks and more. Please visit the link below to check it out!

Canvas 2020 Livestream Collections

Alternatively, you can jump to a specific section below:

Getting Started
Contingency Planning
Canvas Features
Course Design
Canvas Tips & Tricks
Assessment
Communication & Connection
Motivation, Engagement, & Belonging
Equity
K12
Conferencing & Video
Student Experience
Parents & Observers
Canvas Partners
LTIs
Leadership Series
Professional Development
Instructure

Updated Zoom Integration

Zoom has released an updated integration which is now available in Canvas. The new integration can be added to your course navigation just as previously following the How to Integrate Zoom help guide. Once added, your Canvas Zoom will look like the image below:

the new Canvas integration provides direct student access to Cloud Recordings

 

Zoom now displays your Class Meetings by default, rather than your full Meetings list. This change also affects co-Teachers and TAs in the course, who will now be able to see (and join) class meetings created by other instructors.

You can access your complete list of Zoom Meetings by clicking on “All My Zoom Meetings/Recordings” (1). You can also schedule a meeting for your class using the “Schedule a New Meeting” (2) button, just as in the previous Zoom integration.

The newly added Cloud Recording Tab (3) enables both you and your students to see a list of all cloud-recorded meetings for your course. You no longer need to email out your recording link for students to be able to find the class recordings. Finally, Zoom has added a feature for importing already-created meetings into a specific course (4). A short tutorial is available on the Import an Existing Meeting help guide.

Canvas’s New Gradebook

This January, the current gradebook will be automatically converted to the New Gradebook

Canvas is depreciating the old gradebook on January 18th and it will automatically be switched to the New Gradebook. Grades will not be changed/removed during the transition. Please note: This does not affect the student’s view of their gradebook.

A teacher's view of the New Gradebook is fully adjustable.

What can the New Gradebook do?

 

Can I switch early?

Yes! We recommend switching as soon as you’re comfortable to ensure no disruption for your teaching process. You can enable the New Gradebook through the New Features option within your course.

The New Gradebook is available now under “Settings” – “Feature Options”.

Enable the New Gradebook under Feature Options in Settings.

 

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Your Student’s Expectations and How to Exceed Them in Canvas (#2)

 

clock iconWhen and Where

January 9 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Foy 145

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In Spring 2018, the Biggio Center Instructional Technology unit surveyed more than 800 students to find out what they want in Canvas. The message was clear: Canvas use, consistency, and accurate grading. This workshop explores organization tips, grading strategies, and event creation.

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All instructional staff

registration iconRegistration

To help us plan for this workshop, please register below. We’ll send you an email with the details.

Spring 2019 | What Your Students Expect in Canvas #2
Visitors may use a non-Auburn email. If we do not have a current registration profile, you will be asked additional questions.

If you encounter any issues with this registration form, please email kat0031@auburn.edu for registration assistance.

Your Student’s Expectations and How to Exceed Them in Canvas

 

clock iconWhen and Where

January 8 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Foy 145

question mark iconWhat

In Spring 2018, the Biggio Center Instructional Technology unit surveyed more than 800 students to find out what they want in Canvas. The message was clear: Canvas use, consistency, and accurate grading. This workshop explores organization tips, grading strategies, and event creation.

group iconWho

All instructional staff

registration iconRegistration

To help us plan for this workshop, please register below. We’ll send you an email with the details.

Spring 2019 | What Your Students Expect in Canvas
Visitors may use a non-Auburn email. If we do not have a current registration profile, you will be asked additional questions.

If you encounter any issues with this registration form, please email kat0031@auburn.edu for registration assistance.