News: General News

May
25
2017
Several upcoming changes to the Canvas interface will bring enhancements to course home pages and will allow users to access their Office 365 content for course documents, assignments, and collaborations.
May
11
2017
In May 2016, we implemented TurnItIn's LTI-based Canvas integration that requires users to create TurnItIn assignments using the "External Tool" submission type. This integration replaced the older "check box" based method of creating TurnItIn assignments. As many of you are aware, TurnItIn's LTI-based integration proved to be less reliable than the previously used approach, resulting in many submissions not being correctly pushed back to Canvas's SpeedGrader.
Jan
26
2017
In the summer of 2016, TurnItIn introduced changes to its Canvas integration that occasionally cause student submissions to not appear in SpeedGrader. Until TurnItIn fixes these issues, you should make sure to check the TurnItIn interface in Canvas when student submissions fail to appear in SpeedGrader.
Dec
20
2016
Instructure has issued a security advisory to inform Canvas users about a Chrome browser extension that behaves like malware called OneClass being distributed via phishing emails. Do not respond to the messages or go to the website included in the messages. If you have installed the extension, please contact the Baylor University Help Desk immediately for assistance.
Aug
10
2016
In an effort to keep the course lists current, all courses older than one year will be moved to the Past Enrollments list in Canvas. On August 10, all courses in the 201520 term and older will be moved to Past Enrollments.
Aug
5
2016
Turning Technologies is offering a $20.99 rebate on any license for students who have previously purchased an NXT, RF LCD or QT device.
Aug
1
2016
Faculty may now test drive the newest version of Baylor's officially supported clicker system, TurningPoint Cloud.
Jun
14
2016
For more than 80 years, NBC News has been documenting the people, places, and events that have shaped our world. NBC Learn Higher Education makes these resources available to faculty and students for use in class and for research through Canvas.
Apr
19
2016
Classroom Technology Services is currently working with ITS’s information security team to evaluate the new version of the TurningPoint software.
Apr
19
2016
Beginning May 31, 2016, new enhancements to the TurnItIn plagiarism detection tool in Canvas will require faculty to create TurnItIn assignments using the “External Tool” Submission Type rather than selecting the “Enable Turnitin Submissions” checkbox.
Apr
7
2016
An update to the Canvas user interface (UI) is scheduled for release on May 31.
Feb
16
2016
Learn more about how Canvas mobile apps and the Kaltura video platform can help enhance the learning experience for your students.
Jan
8
2016
By default, your courses for the current semester may not show up in the "Courses" dropdown menu ...
Jan
8
2016
An enhancement to the calendar event feature in Canvas could help faculty with the scheduling of office hours.
Dec
18
2015
As preparation begins for the 2016 spring semester, faculty will often need to import course content from courses from previous academic terms ...
Dec
2
2015
With the Canvas transition nearing completion, learn more about what the Dec. 23 retirement of Blackboard will mean for faculty and students in the spring 2016 semester.
Nov
5
2015
As the end of the semester looms, many faculty want to check attendance records in Canvas to ensure their students haven't missed too many class sessions.
Oct
30
2015
In anticipation of the upcoming Blackboard retirement date on Dec. 23, we want to encourage all faculty to attend Canvas training and remove all of their files and grades from Blackboard.
Aug
25
2015
Box provides faculty, staff and students with secure storage of files that includes mobile access. Online workspaces can be easily setup for collaboration and file sharing, with the ability to designate different levels of access.
Aug
18
2015
Canvas now features new media tools for creating, editing, managing, searching, and delivering video and audio content online. Our summer integration of the Kaltura Media Platform has added robust media features to Canvas for all users.
Aug
14
2015
Even when you publish your course in Canvas, your course will still be inaccessible to students until 7 days before the first official class day of the semester. If you want your students to access your course early, click on the section title in Settings > Sections to edit the section’s start date as described at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2968.
May
29
2015
Throughout June, July and August we will continue to offer a full slate of face-to-face training sessions; faculty may also enroll in Canvas U Online to learn Canvas at their own convenience.
Feb
6
2015
Baylor faculty are encouraged to register for "Canvas U," a new five-course sequence offered by Baylor's Online Teaching Learning and Services (OTLS) group.
Jan
13
2015
The same chat tool available within the Canvas "Help" menu is now available on Baylor's Canvas portal.
Oct
16
2014
On Oct. 24, Baylor faculty, staff, and students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Instructure, the vendor that develops and hosts the Canvas learning management system.
Are you looking for more News?