Category: Updates to Canvas

SpeedGrader Update

The SpeedGrader in Canvas has been updated as of June 19. The document viewer and annotation tools in Canvas SpeedGrader have a changed appearance...
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Message Students from People in Canvas

Starting Summer 2017, it will be easier to message a specific student in Canvas thanks to the new Student Context Cards feature. According to...
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Using Announcements as Your Course Home Page

Earlier this year, a new feature was added to Canvas that allows you to display course announcements at the top of your course home...
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Where Did the Canvas Scheduler Go?

The Scheduler in Canvas has changed! Scheduler, now labeled “Appointment Group” in the Calendar area, is a feature in Canvas that allows students to sign...
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Library Guides Pilot Launching in Canvas

Northwestern University will be piloting a new “Library Help” link in Canvas. This link will bring students to a landing page with access to both...
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Important Changes to Library Media

Effective Spring 2017 If you have requested streaming video or audio through the library’s Course Reserves system, you will now need to enable the...
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New Canvas Feature: App Annotations for Students

Canvas now allows students to add annotations to PDFs used in an assignment right from within the Canvas mobile app. This feature allows students...
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Important Turnitin Changes Taking Effect December 20, 2016

The old method for creating an assignment using Turnitin, the plagiarism detection tool in Canvas, will retire on December 20, 2016. Please use the...
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Dashboard Images: Interest and Personality

There’s a cool new feature in Canvas that allows instructors to add dashboard images to display behind the course card in the Canvas Dashboard. In...
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Important Changes Coming to Turnitin in Canvas for Fall 2016

Updates are being made to Turnitin, the plagiarism detection tool in Canvas. The way you create Turnitin assignments in Canvas is changing. Turnitin is retiring...
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