Canvas Status Updates for August 5th, 2020

How to publish courses and override term settings in Canvas

The term settings in Canvas for Fall 2020 are set to allow student access on August 11th. If an instructor wishes to allow students to access their courses now, the default term setting can be overridden within course settings. Learning Systems has added a new AskIt page, outlining the process.

Finally, don’t forget to publish your course when you’re ready to start teaching in Canvas!

Updates on third party tool integrations in Canvas

  • VCU Portal Integration – A Canvas link is now available in th MyVCU Portal for direct access and login. The deeper integration that we have with Blackboard is forthcoming for Canvas once the new portal has been implemented by Web Services.
  • Third-party tool integrations – Learning Systems has installed the following integrations for use by all courses for Fall 2020. Other department-level integrations are also being installed that don’t appear on this list. Please send an email to canvas@vcu.edu to request an integration for Spring 2021 or to get the status of a requested department-level integration.
    1. Kaltura MediaSpace
    2. Zoom
    3. Voicethread
    4. Blackboard Collaborate
    5. Adobe Creative Cloud and Spark
    6. Google Apps
    7. Respondus Lockdown Browser
    8. Softchalk
    9. WileyPLUS
    10. Cengage
    11. McGraw Hill
    12. Pearson MyLabs and Mastering
    13. LinkedIn Learning
  • Top Hat and Examsoft have not yet been installed in Canvas. Those particular vendors support only one LMS to be integrated with a single institution account at a time. Once it has been determined that all departments and courses using those integrations have moved to Canvas, those tools will be migrated.

Thank you from VCU Learning Systems!

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