This is an unprecedented time for higher education, indeed for our country and community as well. I want to reassure you that our University leadership team, along with Baylor's COVID-19 Task Force, are constantly assessing this rapidly evolving situation and making decisions to ensure the continued health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.
The March Canvas release (3-21-2020) includes some quality-of-life changes including changes to the order of the gradebook export file, changes in how the re-uploaded assignment files are managed, and updated plagiarism icons in the Gradebook and SpeedGrader.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.