News: Canvas News

Sep
16
2020
Breakout Rooms and Co-hosts Coming to Webex
Cisco is introducing Breakout Rooms to Webex Meetings in the September release!
Sep
11
2020
A Message From Kaltura
The following is a message intended for all Baylor faculty, staff, and students from Kaltura regarding the experiences of the last several weeks.
Aug
28
2020
Zoom Alternative Hosts in Canvas
A minor change was implemented in the Zoom configuration in Canvas. Other instructors in a course are no longer being automatically added to Zoom meetings as alternative hosts.
Aug
24
2020
Canvas Orientation Videos
Faculty and students can take advantage of two new Canvas training resources located under the Support menu.
Aug
20
2020
Baylor Libraries launch new Online Experience
Today, the Baylor Libraries launched a new baylor.edu/library! The new site has the same powerful search functionality users expect while presenting a new mobile-first experience and plenty of new features.
Aug
19
2020
Learning Together adds Online Learning Training for Students
Students taking online courses (even experienced online learners) will want to take the Online Student Quickstart course in Canvas.
Aug
18
2020
Presenters in Zoom can now share your presentation as a Virtual Background for an immersive sharing experience. Sharing your slides as a Virtual Background allows your participants to view your video imposed directly on the screen share.
Aug
14
2020
Instructure is hosting a series of livestreamed support sessions on Monday, August 17, to assist faculty with common Canvas issues. If you need assistance with creating quizzes, using Canvas' gradebook, developing assignments on the platform, cross-listing course sections, and importing course content these sessions are for you!
Aug
14
2020
During the week of August 17-21, the Baylor Libraries' Learning Spaces team will test the auto-recording functionality of classrooms across the Baylor campus. On August 18-19, they will offer training for faculty on how to operate each of the four different types of our technology-rich classrooms.
Aug
10
2020
The New Quizzes feature will be coming to Canvas during the week of August 17 for faculty who are interested in experimenting with it in the fall semester.
Aug
4
2020
Today I am pleased to announce Baylor’s partnership with iDesign, a Dallas-based instructional design firm, to provide additional resources to you as we prepare for the fall semester.
Aug
1
2020
Multiple new enhancements are coming this month to Webex Meetings to improve the user experience on both desktop and mobile devices.
Jul
31
2020
The Registrar's office is making some changes to section numbers on hybrid classes this fall that is resulting in new, empty course shells being created in Canvas and faculty losing access to their old course shells. If this happens, please contact the ITS Help Desk for assistance.
Jul
28
2020
Ten classrooms in Cashion and Hankamer are now open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for faculty to test new technologies implemented to support multiple teaching modalities.
Jul
24
2020
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainties and unique challenges as you plan to return to Baylor in the Fall. Our goal is to be responsive to the needs of our students as it relates to course scheduling.
Jul
16
2020
New capability for Kaltura automatically generates captions, includes multiple language support and more
Jul
15
2020
Proctorio will no longer be available for use as of Monday, August 17. Beginning in Fall 2020, Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor will be the only available online proctoring solution available for campus-wide use.
Jul
10
2020
The Bongo 20.3 release was deployed to production on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Please view this article for a list of changes.
Jul
9
2020
A new website, Learning Together, provides support for faculty and students pursuing excellence in teaching and learning.
Jun
10
2020
As of June 10, services at the University Libraries' Media Labs are available for faculty and staff only, including multimedia equipment rentals and studio use.
May
26
2020
Several new features are coming to Canvas on June 1 including new analytics, enhancements to file uploads, bulk editing of assignments, and a new rich content editor!
May
14
2020
After May 30, all Zoom clients on older versions will be required to upgrade before joining meetings. Visit https://zoom.com/download to update!
May
13
2020
On Friday, May 22, our current installation of Webex will be removed so that a more robust Webex experience can take its place.

If you have recorded Webex sessions that you wish to preserve, you must download them by the end of the day on Thursday, May 21.
May
12
2020
Beginning on Monday, May 18, all Zoom meetings or webinars will be required to use a password. This change will also affect any previously scheduled or recurring meeting as well as for all personal meeting rooms.
Apr
23
2020
As of 4/20/20 there is a new version of Kaltura Capture (4.2.78) which has deployed a re-upload feature.
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