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Google Apps 1.1 Being Replaced with Google Assignments 1.3

Google Apps 1.1 is scheduled to be removed from Canvas on 5/31/2022.  This tool is being deprecated and replaced by Google Assignments 1.3 which has already been installed on Canvas as of August 2021.  All new assignments should be created using Google Assignments 1.3.  Any existing assignments created using Google Apps will need to be […]

Fall 2022 Student Enrollments

Student enrollments into your Canvas courses for the Fall 2022 semester will begin taking place on April 18, 2022. Students who are registered for a course through the university’s records and registration process are automatically enrolled via the Banner system. The primary instructor listed in Banner has also been populated for all courses. All other […]

VoiceThread Workshops – March/April 2022

If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join us for these interactive and hands-on explorations. About the Workshops These workshops are completely free. The sessions are led by VoiceThread instructional designer and online educator, George Haines. George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. Teaching Languages with […]

Fall 2022 Course Shells Now Available

All Fall 2022 Canvas course shells are available so instructors can begin building your courses. Primary instructors have been populated; however, student enrollments have not yet begun. If you are looking for a specific course that you believe you should be teaching, please email lsrequest@vcu.edu with the course ID (ie. MISC-101-001-SU2022) and we will be happy to […]

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 […]

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