News

Apr
26
2022
ProQuest-Canvas Integration Now Available
Instructors are now able to search for ProQuest documents from within Canvas, select them, and embed them directly for viewing within Canvas courses and assignments.
Apr
10
2022
Canvas Features and Updates in April
Instructure is making changes to Canvas on April 16, 2022. Although minor, there are a few important updates to note for teachers and students.
Apr
6
2022
Avatars in Zoom
Avatars enable you to replace your appearance with a 3D virtual avatar that mirrors your head movements and facial expressions.
Mar
31
2022
Webex and BigBlueButton Access Ending Soon
Access to Webex and BigBlueButton within Canvas will end at the end of the spring term. Microsoft Teams and Zoom will serve as Baylor's videoconferencing solutions moving forward.
Mar
1
2022
New Quizzes Timeline Updates
Instructure has extended the migration deadline for using Classic Quizzes in Canvas until June 30, 2024.
Feb
25
2022
Bongo Learn 22.2 Updates
The February 2022 release of Bongo Learn includes user interface updates for Individual and Group Assignments making it easier for students to record video feedback assignments.
Feb
1
2022
Zoom Security Tips & Tricks
Zoom provides numerous security options available to meeting hosts to help secure the Zoom environment.
Jan
31
2022
Kaltura KMS Go
Download KMS Go - take your videos with you! Kaltura has expanded support for offline viewing in the KMS Go app for iOS and Android.
Jan
24
2022
Turnitin Feedback Studio Template Exclusion
Turnitin is thrilled to announce that template exclusion within Turnitin Feedback Studio is now available for turnitin.com and Canvas users!
Jan
6
2022
Zoom Learning Center
The Zoom Learning Center is a free platform that educates and empowers Zoom users to confidently use Zoom through a series of short, on-demand online courses and videos.
Jan
3
2022
Canvas Updates in January
Instructure is making several minor changes to Canvas on January 15 before the start of the spring semester. Although minor, there are several important updates to note for teachers and students.
Dec
16
2021
I am overjoyed to share with you some wonderful news we learned this morning. We have received notification from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education that Baylor University has achieved Research 1 status, joining the nation’s top research institutions as a doctoral university with very high research activity and as a preeminent Christian research university.
Dec
7
2021
An Amazon Web Services outage is causing issues with a number of Internet-based platforms this morning at the university and nationwide. Currently Canvas, Kaltura, WileyPLUS,Respondus Monitor, EBSCO, and ProQuest are impacted. Check Baylor's System Status for updates on these outages.
Dec
6
2021
Teams Meetings and Classes Coming to Canvas
Two powerful Teams functions - Meetings and Classes - will be integrated into Canvas in December, providing new ways to connect with course participants.
Dec
1
2021
Changes Coming to Canvas Quizzes
A change to the Quizzes function in Canvas is scheduled to take place by July 2022, with "New Quizzes" taking its place for all instructors by this summer.
Nov
19
2021
Canvas Support, Guides, and Training
The Support menu on the Canvas website has been enhanced to provide easy access to the most critical support and training resources for Canvas and related products.
Nov
11
2021
Baylor ITS Launches New Online Experience
Baylor Information Technology Services launched a new website today, built on the university's new Drupal framework. The new online experience, available at its.web.baylor.edu, highlights the people and collaborative partnerships that drive technologies to empower the university in its mission.
Nov
5
2021
System Status
A new System Status hub provides real-time updates about errors, outages, or upcoming maintenance for most academic and administrative systems at Baylor.
Oct
17
2021
Immersive Reader Available in Assignments
Microsoft Immersive Reader is now available on Canvas assignment pages.
Oct
1
2021
Zoom Security Update Policy
Beginning November 1, 2021, users will be required to update their Zoom software to ensure it is no more than nine months behind the current version, at any given time.
Sep
17
2021
Online Attendance in New Analytics
A new Online Attendance dashboard has been added to courses that have New Analytics enabled.
Aug
10
2021
Mentimeter App for Zoom
The Mentimeter app for Zoom is designed to make your online meetings, conferences, training sessions, and lessons even more interactive and engaging.
Aug
2
2021
New Quizzes Coming to Canvas for Fall 2021
The New Quizzes engine will be available this fall, and will be the only option available by July 2022
Jul
27
2021
Zoom Automatic Live Transcription
A new feature is now available in Baylor's Zoom account: automatic live transcription!
Jul
26
2021
Canvas Discussion Redesign
On August 2, Instructure will release the redesigned Canvas Discussions which boasts an improved user interface and has integrated many years of feedback from faculty.
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