News: Canvas News

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.
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
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