Canvas Changes and December Training Dates
Upcoming Changes to Canvas
The e-Learning department first wrote about the new gradebook in May 2018, but it’s important to mention it again, as the old gradebook will go away on December 18, 2019. You probably won’t notice much of a difference, other than some new features, such as color coding, new icons, grade detail tray, and automatic late policies.
Contact a member of the Digital Learning team if you have questions about the New Gradebook.
- Watch a video overview of the New Gradebook
- Review the Canvas New Gradebook Guidebook
- Functionality Comparison Chart: Current vs. New Canvas Gradebook
Rich Content Editor Interface Enhancements
The toolbar includes a condensed, more intuitive look. Toolbar menus are grouped by common icons and interactions.
The following enhancements are included with this feature update:
- The Rich Content Editor expands to the full width of the browser
- The toolbar includes a condensed, more intuitive look
- Toolbar menus are grouped by common icons and interactions
- The content sidebar only displays when linking to other parts of Canvas, accessing Canvas files, or accessing uploaded media
- Image and media additions include drag and drop; images include an Unsplash search and content auto-scaling
- The Keyboard shortcut, Accessibility Checker, and HTML Editor icons have moved to the bottom of the editor next to the word count. Additionally, the Rich Content Editor window can be resized using the Move handle below the window.
Schedule for December 2019
Instructional Designers and Technologists in the Department of e-Learning strongly suggest signing up for a Canvas Training session before classes begin. There have been exciting updates and attending a brief training session will get you up-to-speed and ready for classes begin in January.
Canvas Part 1
The e-Learning Team invites you to explore the fundamentals of Canvas: navigation, notifications, course customization, syllabi, calendar and course events, importing content, inviting colleagues and course publishing.
Wednesday, December 18th | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ben Hill Griffin Hall-Rm 205
Canvas Part 2
The e-Learning Team invites you to master the fundamentals of Canvas: Accessing Canvas guides and help, announcements, discussions, quizzes, content organization, rubrics and grading.
Pre-requisite: Canvas Part 1
Wednesday, December 18th | 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Ben Hill Griffin Hall-Rm 205
In this facilitated three-week online workshop you will explore and master the fundamentals of Canvas: navigation, notifications, course customization, syllabi, calendar and course events, importing content, adding colleagues and course publishing; access Canvas guides and help, announcements, discussions, quizzes, content organization, rubrics and grading. The workshop includes all of the content included in the face-to-face Canvas Part 1 & 2 workshops, and includes weekly interactive learning activities.
Monday, December 9-25, 2019 (three-weeks online)