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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.