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News: Canvas News

Oct
17
2019
People periodically ask about new features being introduced into Canvas during the semester, so we would like to explain how the process works and what you can expect.
Oct
1
2019
In this Canvas release (October 19), the Course Navigation menu has been updated for improved accessibility. In Conferences, the BigBlueButton interface supports restricting viewers from creating private chat messages with other users.
Sep
24
2019
Representatives from Turnitin will be on campus at the HelpDesk+ station in the garden level of Moody Library on Thursday, September 26 from 2:00-5:00pm.
Sep
4
2019
Have you ever wanted to use clickers in your classroom? Turning Technology reps will be on campus on September 4th and 5th available for any questions or support issues that you might have.
Sep
3
2019
Canvas no longer supports Internet Explorer as a compatible web browser. If you still use Internet Explorer, you will need to select a different browser that is compatible with Canvas.
Aug
22
2019
The latest H5P release introduces two new content types: Advanced Fill in the Blanks and Find the Words as well as lots of other new features including, full screen editing, improved translation, and improvements within Interactive Video and Course Presentation.
May
29
2019
All Webex meetings scheduled after June 2, 2019 will have some exciting new features available including unlimited recording storage and unlimited toll conference calls!
Apr
10
2019
On Monday, May 20, Instructure released a new gradebook for Canvas that will have many new features. Although many of the core gradebook features will remain the same, some functions will move to a different location or change the look of the icons.
Mar
12
2019
Canvas now includes an option to view all course tasks in a List View for students. In addition to displaying automatically populated items from assignments, the List View allows instructors and students to add non-graded items to the To-Do list.
Feb
6
2019
New features are added to Respondus Monitor almost monthly. Features added in February include facial detection before the exam, facial detection alerts during an exam, and pre-exam tips for a successful exam session.
Jan
30
2019
Kaltura Capture is the newest product for personal video capture at Baylor, and is available now in Canvas and MediaSpace. To get started, visit the My Media page and click Add New then Create Media.
Dec
17
2018
We have a new tool available for use within Canvas called Bongo. Curious? Read all about it and see examples!
Dec
12
2018
The WebEx interface in Canvas will be updated on December 30, 2018. There may be some downtime to the platform as it updates.
Jul
31
2018
Read about several major enhancements to the Respondus Monitor dashboard that will become available on July 31st.
Jul
30
2018
Meet your new Webex Meetings desktop app and user experience inspired by how people collaborate. Experience modern meetings that are more intuitive, more personal, and offer more control.
Jul
20
2018
Cidi Labs Design Tools was developed to take away the heavy lifting of making your Canvas course look great in the fraction of the time. With Design Tools, you can easily customize the visual appeal and organizational elements of content presented on your homepage, content pages, assignments, the course syllabus, discussion board descriptions, and quiz descriptions.
Jun
1
2018
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.
Jan
8
2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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