Tag: assignments

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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Checklist for the Start of Spring Quarter

Here’s a simple checklist to review as you prepare your spring quarter course sites. (This is a repost from a previous quarter.) Do students...
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A Student’s Perspective on Canvas Courses

I’ve used Canvas as a student since my high school days and now at Northwestern, too. Canvas is effective at meeting students’ needs. This...
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How to Streamline Your Canvas Course

We often hear comments from students who wished their instructors made their Canvas course site a little easier to use. We’ve developed a short...
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Assigning Digital Projects in Canvas

Digital presentations are very common in the working world, so why not encourage students to hone their digital skills in your class? Assigning a...
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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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Beginning of the Fall Quarter Checklist

This is a repost from a prior quarter. Welcome back! Here’s a handy checklist to review to ensure that your Canvas course site is...
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8 Ways to Make Canvas Work for You This Fall

We asked folks who work with instructors about ways that Canvas can make instructors’ lives easier. Here’s what we came up with: Let’s start at...
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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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