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Canvas Feature Updates – August 2023

Announcements – Unpublished Course Warning Production Environment Availability: 8/2/2023 When creating an Announcement in an unpublished course, a warning displays that notifications are not sent retroactively. This update clarifies announcement notification expectations in unpublished courses. Announcements – Editing an Announcement Warning Production Environment Availability: 8/2/2023 When editing an Announcement, a warning displays that the user […]

Resolved – Top Hat SMS submission temporarily unavailable

Resolved – September 8th @ 9am Top Hat’s SMS text message submission functionality is temporarily unavailable to students with US phone numbers due to new regulations around SMS messaging from application providers to users of digital services. We recommend that students either use the Top Hat mobile app or a desktop web browser while SMS […]

Möbius (Pilot) On-Demand Webinars

As previously announced, VCU has acquired a Möbius pilot extending through June 2024 that is available to the all VCU users. To assist in your understanding and usage of Möbius, we have compiled a list of instructor focused on-demand webinars to help get you started. Escape RoomsNew STEM Strategies for Post-Pandemic CampusesHow is Learning and […]

Beginning of Semester Reminders – Fall 2023

Canvas Faculty Survey Publishing/Unpublishing Courses Join VCU’s Möbius Pilot Today! Canvas Integrations: 3rd Party Tools Academic Technologies Website Summer/Fall 2023: Canvas Updates Canvas Login Fall 2023 Training Opportunities Copy a Canvas Course Academic Integrity Concerns Course or Section Cross-Listing We Appreciate your Feedback Greetings Faculty and Staff, Welcome back! We hope everyone had a memorable […]

Canvas Feature Updates June 2023

Gradebook – View Gradebook Menu Location and Name Update Production Environment Availability: 6/7/2023 When instructors switch between Gradebooks, the View Gradebook Menu displays to the left of the page. Additionally, the main Gradebook is renamed Traditional Gradebook. Previously when switching between gradebooks, the View Gradebook Menu displayed on the right of the page. The View […]

Canvas Feature Updates May 2023

Rich Content Editor – Drag and Drop or Paste Multiple Files Production Environment Availability: 5/10/20923 In the Rich Content Editor, users can drag and drop or paste multiple files. Additionally, users can paste multiple files in the Rich Content Editor. This change allows users to quickly and efficiently add files in the Rich Content Editor.  […]

Canvas Feature Updates April 2023

Gradebook – Sort Assignments by Excused Submissions and Unposted Grades Production Environment Availability – 4/12/2023 In the Gradebook, instructors can sort individual assignment columns and rows by excused submissions and unposted grades. This update provides instructors with more sorting options and improves efficiency when working in Gradebook columns. To sort submissions by Excused or Unposted […]

Canvas Feature Updates March 2023

Rich Content Editor -RCE Supports Pasting and the Drag and Drop of Content Production Environment Availability – 3/1/2023 The Rich Content Editor (RCE) supports pasting and the drag and drop of content. Students can copy and paste an image from a browser or photo viewing app in the RCE. Also, users can copy an image, […]

Canvas Support During VCU Closure

Greetings VCU faculty, staff and students, As a reminder, Canvas 24/7 support is and will continue to be available to the VCU community while VCU is closed. We recommend reaching out to this support option for any questions that you have about Canvas, in order to guarantee the quickest turnaround time for your request. For […]

Canvas Feature Updates – November 2022

Rich Content Editor – External Link Icon, Download File Icon, Focus Ring Around Content Match Link Color The external link icon and download file icon that appear next to external links and files match the link color. Additionally, the focus ring that displays when tabbing through content matches the link color in the institution’s theme. […]

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