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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 […]

Canvas Feature Update – January 2022

Course – Course Navigation Menu State Production Environment Availability: 1/15/2022 The expanded or collapsed state of the Course Navigation Menu persists throughout all Canvas courses. This change offers consistency with the behavior of the Global Navigation Menu and allows a user to set the state of the Course Navigation Menu. Note: The Gradebook page hides […]

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: […]

Starting January 11th: Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp

Mark your calendars for the Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp hosted by Academic Technologies and VCU Online. The bootcamp is set to take place over a 4 day span from January 11-14, 2022 and will include sessions from our in-house trainers in Academic Technologies and VCU Online, in addition to sessions led by vendor experts […]

Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp – Enroll Now

Mark your calendars for the Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp hosted by Academic Technologies and VCU Online. The bootcamp is set to take place over a 4 day span from January 11-14, 2022 and will include sessions from our in-house trainers in Academic Technologies and VCU Online, in addition to sessions led by vendor experts […]

Future-Facing Learning for Student Success

Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration Event for Campus Faculty, Staff and Administration VCU is one of 54 institutions designated as an Adobe Creative Campus, promoting student engagement, creativity and development of critical thinking skills with affordable digital applications. Please join Adobe’s virtual collaborative event Feb. 15-17, 2022 to gain (and share) insights and inspiration for cultivating […]

VoiceThread Workshops – Dec. 2021/Jan. 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 our instructional designer and online educator George Haines. George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. VoiceThread and Storytelling Most cognitive scientists agree […]

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 […]

Canvas Feature Update – Oct. 2021

Notifications – Course Notification Customization Production Environment Availability – 10-16-2021The User Notifications page displays all notification options for a user’s entire account. However, if a user has any active course enrollments, the menu displays the name of each course. Users can navigate between their courses and set specific notification options for each course, if preferred. […]

Canvas Feature Updates – Sept. 2021

User Settings Text (SMS) Contact Method Update – The Text (SMS) tab has been updated to indicate that registering a mobile number is only supported for MFA notifications. This change is in preparation for removing SMS notifications which took place in July. SpeedGrader – Excused Status Display When an assignment is excused for a student, the […]

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