Maintenance will be performed on Thursday, June 28 from 6:30 p.m. until midnight to upgrade network connections to one of Baylor’s internet providers. During this time access to Baylor's datacenter may experience a brief disruption and users may be unable to login to Canvas.
On June 19, Canvas will begin using a new plagiarism framework for TurnItIn. The Canvas Plagiarism Framework allows third-party plagiarism services to integrate with Canvas in the most seamless way possible. Existing assignments may need to be modified or recreated if TurnItIn is to be used.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, firmware upgrades will be applied to datacenter load-balancers. The load-balancers have redundant hardware, so service impact should be minimal – but there may be brief points in time during the maintenance window when traffic is impacted to/from http://canvas.baylor.edu.
TurnItIn.com provides services for plagiarism education, prevention, and detection. TurnItIn currently integrates with Canvas in two different ways, but TurnItIn will soon begin phasing out the older methods in favor of a new plagiarism framework integration in Canvas.
Beginning on January 6, instructors can enable the New Gradebook on a per-course basis to begin testing the new gradebook format that will be deployed to all of Canvas later this year. Instructors testing the New Gradebook can apply late and missing policies to course assignments.
A new look for the Canvas website is coming soon! When you visit http://canvas.baylor.edu beginning on December 19th, you’ll see things on a new, modern, responsive layout that is fully compatible with both mobile and desktop devices.
On October 3, 2017, we will expand the protection that Duo provides to other campus information resources including Box, Canvas, Compass and more. Along with this extended coverage, the Duo login interface will undergo a design change so that access to all Baylor online resources will have the same look and feel.
Baylor’s newest solution for web conferencing, WebEx, is officially available for use within the Canvas learning management system. Touted as the industry standard application for web and video conferencing, WebEx replaces Blackboard Collaborate, offering synchronous, web-based, virtual classroom environments.
On June 20, SpeedGrader will be updated to use DocViewer for document previews and annotations. DocViewer contains all the same document types and all the same annotation types, with some extra benefits!
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.
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.