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Jan
8
2018
Many instructors rely on TurnItIn.com services for plagiarism education, prevention, and detection. TurnItIn is also a valuable tool for grading and peer reviews. 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.
Jan
4
2018
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.
Dec
4
2017
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.
Sep
12
2017
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.
Sep
7
2017
The TurnItIn anti-plagiarism detection service in Canvas should now be working normally.
Aug
14
2017
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.
Aug
10
2017
Canvas is currently inaccessible due to unexpected technical difficulties. 8/10/17, 10:50 a.m. CST
Jun
26
2017
The Box integration with Canvas is currently down.
Jun
12
2017
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!
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.
May
11
2017
The SSL certificate expired for BearCat. If people try to login to BearCat (“My Account” or “Course Reserves”) they will see an error message and be unable to do so.
Mar
28
2017
Users may experience a brief disruption in accessing Canvas during a Baylor networking firewall upgrade on Thursday, March 30 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes.
Feb
28
2017
The slow performance and intermittent outages of Canvas due to an Amazon Web Services networking issue has been resolved.
Feb
27
2017
The error preventing students from submitting TurnItIn assignments in Canvas has been resolved. Faculty may resume using the TurnItIn LTI API assignment type in Canvas and are encouraged to call the Help Desk at (254)710-HELP (4357) to report any additional problems.
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.
Nov
30
2016
TurnItIn will be undergoing maintenance and will be unavailable from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST on Saturday, Dec. 3. To keep up with the latest alerts from TurnItIn, visit our "Using TurnItIn" page on the Canvas portal under the "Help & Support" link.
Nov
16
2016
Some users are reporting a 'Service is Unavailable' error message when previewing documents in Speedgrader.
Nov
14
2016
Some users have reported occurrences of an error being generated when trying to preview documents within Canvas. Instructure technicians are working to ensure this is addressed.
Nov
7
2016
Users may see error messages when trying to view documents in Canvas Speedgrader. This isn't happening on every attempt to view a document, but it's happening on many. Instructure engineers are working actively on this issue.
Nov
1
2016
Saturday November 5, TurnItIn will be unavailable from 8am - 1pm due to necessary scheduled maintenance. Please be aware no submissions or grading will be possible through TurnItIn during this time, and we advise that submission deadlines be set outside of this maintenance window.
Oct
31
2016
Resolved: Some users may be experiencing issues with loading Turnitin Feedback Studio. TurnItIn engineers are investigating, we will continue to provide updates.
Oct
21
2016
While Baylor's instance of Canvas is behaving normally at this time, Instructure has announced that Canvas's phone system and some of its third-party tools, such as SpeedGrader and its document-rendering engine, may become inaccessible to some users due to widespread service disruptions across the Internet.
10/21/16, 2:36 CST
Oct
11
2016
The Roll Call Attendance tool is currently exhibiting slow load times and sometimes resulting in timeout errors. Instructure's Operations team is currently investigating the issue. We will provide an update as soon as possible.
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