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New Feature Alert – Respondus Monitor, “Show Your Work”

One of the top requests we get from math and science faculty is a way for students to “show their work” at the end of an online exam. This feature is now available in the Respondus Monitor proctoring system – and it’s as easy as writing 1 + 1 + .

Canvas Feature Updates – August 2022

Calendar – Edit Event Start and End Time Drop-Down Menu In the Calendar, when editing an event, the start and end time fields have been updated to include a drop-down menu. When editing an event, to view the drop-down menu, click the Start Time and End Time fields. This update utilizes InstUI for creating calendar events, Instructure’s internal design […]

VoiceThread Training – Sept. 2022

Join VoiceThread for their free workshops! If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, these interactive and hands-on explorations are just what you need. The sessions are led by VoiceThread’s instructional designer and online educator George Haines who will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. VoiceThread Basics 1: […]

Canvas Feature Updates – July 2022

Assignments – Individual Student Due Date Override In the Assignments page, individual student due date overrides take priority over section and group due dates on assignments. Previously, if a student was given an individual assignment override that was within the date range for a section specific override, Canvas used the most lenient assigned dates  to […]

Panda Pros are back!!

Get excited; Instructure Canvas’ Panda Pros are back and ready to help! Panda Pros is an amazing opportunity for instructors to receive FREE one-on-one advice from a knowledgeable Instructure professional on using Instructure products. These pros are experts in product knowledge, pedagogy and design who are sure to help get all of our educators up […]

Canvas Feature Update – June 2022

Gradebook – Message Observers of Students Who Production Environment Availability – 6/18/2022 Instructors can include observers when sending messages from the Message Students Who link in Gradebook. This update allows instructors to collaborate with observers through targeted communication. In the Gradebook, find the assignment and click the Options icon [1]. Then click the Message Students Who link [2]. By […]

Canvas Feature Update – April 2022

Assignments – Assignment Name Label Production Environment Availability – 4/13/2022 When creating an assignment, an Assignment Name label is displayed above and in the Title field. In the Assignments Index page, click the Add Assignment button.   The Assignment Name label is displayed above and in the title field.  Late Label Color Update  Production Environment Availability – 4/13/2022 […]

VCU Wireless Network Connection Issues

For updates on this issue, please see: https://status.ts.vcu.edu/incidents/328 Note: To subscribe to updates, please scroll to the bottom of the page (above) and click the “Subscribe to Updates” button. Due to our current wireless network issue, employees may need to use a VPN connection to access some online resources they would usually be able to […]

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 […]

Canvas Feature Update – March 2022

Rich Content Editor – Equation Editor Update Production Environment Availability – 4/1/2022 When a user creates equations in the Rich Content Editor, the Equation Editor displays an updated user interface. This change provides mobile responsiveness and enhanced user experience across Canvas courses. Watch the Rich Content Editor Equation Editor Screencast here Calendar – Event Title […]

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