The TechSmith Relay Canvas integration is now available in your Canvas course shells by default. Here are some details on how this powerful tool works:
Techsmith Relay: Now in your Canvas course!
Faculty, are you ready for the start of the semester?
The spring 2018 start date is just around the corner! Make sure your course is ready to go on January 16th.
What's coming to Canvas in the Spring 2018 Semester?
New Gradebook: Instructors are able to opt-in to a revised gradebook in Canvas. The new gradebook design is based on several years of instructor feedback and features new options for sorting, filtering, and organizing your course's grade information. To enable the feature, go to your course's settings and turn on "New Gradebook" in the Feature Options tab. This article explains the new gradebook in greater detail: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13333-canvas-release-new-gradebook.
New Accessibility Checker in Canvas
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.
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.