Five Things to Know About Canvas: Additional Canvas Updates

A Message from Page Jerzak, Director, Online Teaching and Learning

Canvas has released multiple updates this month. Check out those updates, as well as how to access Canvas help, in these five things to know about Canvas:

1. Final Grade Override in the New Gradebook
Instructors can replace a student’s final grade calculated in Canvas with a manually entered grade. This works with courses using the new Gradebook configuration. (See the comparison chart to compare the old and new gradebooks).

2. Reopen Student Assessments and Restrict Results in Quizzes.Next
Instructors can now reopen an assessment using the Moderations page. This allows students access to their most recent attempt for that assessment. The assessment timer will resume by using the remaining time from the previous submission.

The Restrict Student Result View option in Quizzes.Next supports additional options to display or hide points, items, questions, responses, correct answers and feedback. Click on or off the ones you want to show students to help them learn from their quiz responses.

3. Canvas Commons Favorites Importing and Filtering
Instructors can view and import content from their Commons Favorites list directly in the Rich Content Editor within Canvas now. When searching for new content, make sure to choose content that you can embed within Canvas pages (documents, videos, audio and images).

Filter by “Valencia College” and you will be able to see what local resources we have on the Canvas Commons. You can also now filter Commons resources based on the following categories: most relevant, latest, most favorited and most downloaded. Using these filters can help you quickly narrow down the best resources for your work.

4. Thumbnail Images and Learn More Accessibility Text in the Rich Content Editor
When you embed an image into the Rich Content Editor, the Canvas files folder structure will now display a thumbnail image of it. This should help you visualize what the image looks like before you embed it.

When you click on the Accessibility Checker within the Rich Content Editor, the “Learn More” text has been expanded to include a fuller description about the issue. This should help you streamline the changes you may need to make your course fully accessible for all learners.

5. Don’t forget about our many options for Canvas support:

Curating and Creating Video for Canvas
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 1 p.m.

Universal Design in Canvas: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices
Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.

Universal Design in Canvas: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 1 p.m.

Circles of Innovation: Using the Canvas Gradebook
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.

Curating and Creating Video for Canvas
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.

Universal Design in Canvas: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 1 p.m.

If you need a refresher, you can find previous Five Things You Need to Know About Canvas articles below:

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