Nov 052013

We have seen inconsistent results in uploading media to Canvas through the rich text editor. Click the images below to enlarge the view.

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Depending on your browser or its configuration you may receive an error message when using the Upload Media tab.

Here is an alternative method for uploading your file. It requires that you have permissions to use the file tab. Only instructors have permission in a course but students also have permission in Canvas groups.

The first step is to go to the files manager using the file tab in the course or group.



This will display the file screen where you can upload files. Click Add Files and select the file to upload.



After you upload the file then you can go to any content item (page, discussion, assignment, etc.) and use the rich text editor to link to your file from within the content item.


Heads up! Canvas enhancements coming 9/14/13

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Sep 102013

We all have those unfortunate typos when creating online content, but the worst for an instructor is when it happens in a Quiz or Test. With the September 14th Canvas release you will be able to edit questions and answers, even after students have submitted the quiz. After making changes the system will also re-grade and update scores in the gradebook for anyone affected by the edit. Students receive notification of the new score, so no need to send out a separate announcement. Isn’t it nice when Canvas does all of those extra steps for you??

The Canvas Conversations or Inbox, as some refer to it, is also scheduled for updates this weekend. Users will be happy to see a new subject line included in the conversations. This is accompanied by a streamlined view that makes navigation more user friendly. The new Conversations is an opt-in feature. To try Conversations, click the question icon and select the Try New Conversations option.

Also included in this release is the fix for several pesky bugs, that many of us didn’t even notice. However just like in the great outdoors, bugs have a way of sneaking up on you. This round of bug fixes included several for accessibility that will make it easier for those students to navigate the system with their adaptive software. Since Canvas does a great job of remembering the Admins, we also had some necessary bug repair in the area of migration and account creation.

Canvas created a short video summary of the coming updates and it can be seen here.


Importing ANGEL Journals into Canvas

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Jun 142013

The Canvas migration tool does a pretty good job of moving content from our legacy ANGEL LMS to Canvas, but there can be minor issues depending on the content type.

One issue to be aware of is journal assignments using the private discussion feature in ANGEL. Canvas does not have an equivalent content item. It interprets the journal assignment as a discussion forum and creates it as such during the import process. If left as is there is potential for students to submit private journal assignments that are open to everyone in the course.

If you used private discussion forums as student journals in ANGEL, you will need to re-create these as assignments in Canvas and if submitting online choose a method like direct text entry or uploading a file.

Instructional Technology will help with any issues you may encounter. Contact Kari Stansbury or Mark Eaton for further information.


Welcome to the Support Site for Canvas at Avila University

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May 232013
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Welcome to this support site dedicated to faculty and students using Canvas at Avila University. Canvas comes with extensive resources and a live community of users world-wide. This site will fill in the gaps for unique applications and procedures at Avila University.

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