News: Canvas News

Oct
1
2021
New Zoom Update Policy
Beginning November 1, 2021, users will be required to update their Zoom software to ensure it is no more than nine months behind the current version, at any given time.
Sep
17
2021
Online Attendance in New Analytics
A new Online Attendance dashboard has been added to courses that have New Analytics enabled.
Aug
10
2021
Mentimeter App for Zoom
The Mentimeter app for Zoom is designed to make your online meetings, conferences, training sessions, and lessons even more interactive and engaging.
Aug
2
2021
New Quizzes Coming to Canvas for Fall 2021
The New Quizzes engine will be available this fall, and will be the only option available by July 2022
Jul
27
2021
Zoom Automatic Live Transcription
A new feature is now available in Baylor's Zoom account: automatic live transcription!
Jul
26
2021
Canvas Discussion Redesign
On August 2, Instructure will release the redesigned Canvas Discussions which boasts an improved user interface and has integrated many years of feedback from faculty.
Jul
19
2021
Webex New Look and Training
Webex recently unveiled their new brand logos. You'll see the new logo on downloads from baylor.webex.com and also see the new logo on the Webex meeting site web page. The new logos are also on the app updates of the Webex Meetings mobile apps.
Jun
18
2021
Canvas Release Notes
The Canvas Help Menu now displays an indicator when Canvas Release Notes have been published for a user’s role. Notes display a summary of new features available to the user and provides a link where the user can view more details.
Jun
8
2021
Kaltura Updates in Canvas
Embedding Kaltura Media is now available directly from the RCE toolbar in Canvas. Kaltura now also supports playlists in Media Gallery.
May
31
2021
Instructor Live Proctoring
A new “Instructor Live Proctoring” option uses LockDown Browser to deter cheating on the computer itself, while the instructor monitors students via video conferencing.
Apr
23
2021
Zoom DUO Update
Beginning May 17, all logins to Zoom accounts associated with Baylor email addresses will require DUO authentication.
Apr
15
2021
Canvas New Features Screencasts
Videos detailing newly released Canvas features are an easy way to view and learn about the latest changes to Canvas software.
Apr
2
2021
Mentimeter Now Available
Faculty and staff may now check out Mentimeter pro licenses through HelpDesk+ thanks to an agreement through the University Libraries. Pro licenses expand the capabilities of a free Mentimeter account to include more robust features such as the ability to export and analyze poll results.
Mar
18
2021
Call for Summer 2021 Learning Design Fellowships
This summer, LATS Learning Design is offering two teaching fellowships to encourage the creation of quality online courses in collaboration with an instructional designer for use in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula.
Jan
13
2021
Welcome back, Bears!
Welcome back, Bears! Keep "Family First" by wearing your mask, maintaining social distancing, keeping your hands clean, and staying home if you aren't feeling well. Keep up with Baylor's Coronavirus site for the latest updates!
Jan
8
2021
New Upgrades to Classrooms
Members of the Learning Spaces group of Library and Academic Technology Services (LATS) team began a series of upgrades to classrooms located across the Baylor campus. These are new features and upgrades to the recording process essential for capturing in-classroom lectures and presentations.
Dec
15
2020
LinkedIn Learning
All faculty, staff, and students now have access to LinkedIn Learning and their digital library of over 16,000 technical, business, and leadership courses.
Dec
13
2020
Online Course-Building Retreats Assist Faculty with Spring 2021 Course Prep
The Academy for Teaching and Learning in conjunction with the LATS Learning Design team present two, one-day retreats that will provide faculty with time, community, accountability, and immediate on-call assistance as they prepare to teach courses in multiple modalities.
Dec
2
2020
New Canvas Gradebook Option
Beginning on Dec 19, the View menu will include a "View Ungraded as 0" option, which allows instructors to view grades as if all ungraded assignments were worth zero points.
Nov
30
2020
Suspend Participant Activity
Zoom released a new security feature that allows hosts to abruptly halt their meeting to remove a disruptive participant.
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.
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