Canvas User Group August 2015

The Canvas User Group meets monthly as a space for Brown faculty to share best practices, communicate issues, and learn what’s new in Canvas based on recent product releases.

When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 1:00 PM
Where: ETC 201 (CIT building, 115 Waterman street)
Sign up here and let us know you are coming. 

What’s happening?
Agenda

  1. Review Notable Release Notes
  2. Welcome back: What’s new in Canvas?
    1. Update to Terms of Use
  3. Semester Start:
    1. Faculty: Prepare for Shopping & For Students: Shopping Period,
    2. Request Canvas Site,
    3. Import Previous Canvas Courses

Notable Product Releases & Updates

  • Accept new Terms & Conditions
  • Student Interaction Report (from People tool)
  • Student Assignment submission button relocated
  • Previously mentioned:
    • Save & Publish Button
    • Ability to “Like” posts in Discussions
    • Better File Browsing
    • Differentiated Assignments by Individuals – special assignments per student (option to excuse a student coming soon after)
    • Etherpad – deprecated June 6th
    • Calendar – option to choose colors
    • Students can download all assignment submissions from User Profile

What worked? What didn’t work?

Have questions about these updates or want to schedule a consultation? Attend the user group or contact ITG@brown.edu for more information.

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