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Canvas Feature Update – February 2022

Enrollments – Custom Roles Display Updates Production Environment Availability: 2/2/2022 Custom role names display in various areas across Canvas. This change aligns the display of user roles with other areas of Canvas. This change also applies for accounts that have enabled the Profiles feature. At the account level, the User Details link for a user […]

Suspended User Status in Canvas

Beginning Monday, March 7th, student status in Canvas will now follow the VCU Continuous Enrollment Policy which says that a student who misses 3 semesters is considered inactive and needs to reapply for admission.  Suspended users can no longer log in to Canvas Web or Mobile (mobile tokens are temporarily disabled). However, other data such as enrollments […]

Summer 2022 Course Shells Now Available

All Summer 2022 Canvas course shells are now available for instructors so you can begin building your courses. Primary instructors are being populated; however, student enrollments have not yet begun. Cross-listing is not an automated process. Instructors can perform this task when ready; preferably before the course is published. Be sure not to publish your […]

Teaching and Learning One Stop Workshop Series

VCU Online, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and Learning Systems are joining forces this semester to provide faculty and staff with in-depth Canvas workshops to help enhance your courses. To register, go to the VCU Training Website (Keyword: Canvas or Workshop Series) or click the registration link beside the desired topic below. Note: […]

VoiceThread in Canvas Workshop – Vendor Led

If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join these interactive and hands-on explorations. Using VoiceThread in Canvas – February 8 at 1:00pm ET – RegisterIn this workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lessons, discussions, or assessments. This will be a […]

UPDATE: Canvas “Classic Quizzes” EOL Timeline Pushed Back

Classic Quizzes End of Life The Canvas “Classic Quizzes” end of life has been extended to June 30, 2024. Instructors currently have the option to use the “Classic Quizzes” or “New Quizzes” format; whichever they prefer. For additional information regarding this transition, visit Instructure’s Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline page and feel free to subscribe if you would like […]

Beginning of Semester Reminder – Spring 2022

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back from winter break! Spring 2022 begins our second full semester using Canvas and we hope the experience so far has been positive and encouraging. Canvas Login Login to Canvas by going to canvas.vcu.edu and clicking on the Rodney the Ram astronaut image. Be sure to use your eID and password. […]

Canvas Known Issue – Pages Not Loading

Canvas is currently experiencing an issue where various pages, most reported being the Gradebook, are not loading. This issue is due to having the browser Chrome 96 on a Windows OS. The most reliable workaround is to use a different browser (i.e. Firefox). For more information and updates to this issue, visit the related Canvas […]

Canvas Organization Rebranding

We are currently finalizing the process of transitioning “organizations” in Canvas to “training courses”. The term “organizations” is a holdover term from Blackboard which does not have a direct equivalence in Canvas. Canvas training courses are empty course shells, which differ from “traditional” Canvas courses only in their availability dates and in the way that […]

Canvas Feature Update – November 2021

New Quizzes – Assignments and Quizzes Build Link Production Environment Availability: 11-20-2021 This feature is associated with the New Quizzes Feature Preview. New Quizzes in Assignments and Quizzes pages include a link to the quiz Build page. This change allows users to bypass the assignment details page and quickly access the quiz Build page. The link to the quiz […]

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