The Rich Content Editor Accessibility Checker assists instructors and course designers to maintain accessibility requirements in Canvas content. The Accessibility Checker is located in the Rich Content Editor menu bar. Depending on the size of the browser window, users may have to scroll the menu bar horizontally to view the Accessibility Checker icon.
New Accessibility Checker in Canvas
Discovering Canvas for Students Webinar
Instructional Design: Faculty Weblog #1: John Byrd
For the first CU Online Instructional Design Faculty Weblog, CU Online's Instructional Designer Amy Osatinski sat down with John Byrd, Senior Instructor of Finance at the Business School. In his weblog, John demonstrates how he uses HTML to create interactive pop-up boxes in Canvas. To view the Weblog, click here
Gain insight into your course with Canvas’ built-in data tools
Canvas provides several ways to understand how students are performing and engaging with your course. It’s up to you to decide what to do with that info, but here are a few of our favorite tools, and some ideas of what to do with them.
Instructional Design Faculty Weblogs
Are you doing something interesting or innovative in your Canvas course? Would you like to share your great work with other faculty members?
New Canvas Feature: Student Context Cards
The latest Canvas production release (2/18/17) includes several new enhancements. The most useful addition, however, might be Student Context Cards. These cards can be accessed from the “People” tab in your canvas course or other locations where students’ names appear as a link (such as discussion replies). These context cards provide instructors with a snapshot of how each student is performing in a course.
Winter Web Camp Recap
CU Online's 2017 Winter Web Camp was a great success. We offered both an in-person option and a live streaming option, for those participants that wanted to join virtually.
Consider this tip
Post an announcement in your course the first week, to welcome your students to the course and let them know what they should expect the first week.
Webinars to introduce your students to Canvas
We are hosting four 30 minute webinars for students to get acquainted with Canvas. These webinars will provide a step-by-step overview of the Canvas platform. This would be a great event to mention to your students (especially those students that are new to Canvas). The dates and times of the student webinars are:
Canvas Release Notes: Google Apps LTI
Google Apps is an external app (LTI) available to institutions with Google Apps for education. However, anyone with a Google account can use this integration.