Category: Canvas

Canvas Quizzes, What’s the Difference?

If you have enabled New Quizzes in your course, you can either set to ALWAYS use new quizzes or be asked to select between new and classic quizzes each time. I do suggest having the option to choose. You might be wondering what the difference is between the two types of quizzes and let me ...

End of Year and Your Canvas Course

The end of the year is approaching and you may wonder what you need to do with your Canvas course(s). Here are some reminders to support you as you wrap up this year and start thinking about next year. Grading As the end of year approaches, you will want to make sure all your grading ...

Canvas Student Annotation Submissions

Great news for teachers looking for a way to create annotated assignments. As of May 15, Canvas has a new annotated assignments option now available under online submission types. What does this mean? When creating a new assignment, the teacher can select “Online” and a new check box will be available for “Student Annotation.” Teachers ...

Canvas New Analytics, Data at Your Fingertips

Canvas New Analytics is available at the course level in Canvas. In order to enable this, you will need to open your course, open settings, and then choose “navigation.” From there, you will want to enable New Analytics (remember to SAVE). It can also be accessed from the course home dashboard. New Analytics offers some ...

Canvas Submission Updates: Webcam & Reassign

Two new features have been made available in Canvas that you might have noticed. First is the option to reassign work to your students, the other (which you may not see on your end) is the ability for students to submit using their webcam. Webcam Submissions Students who have been trying to submit images of ...

Canvas + Betterizer = Better Comments Faster

So, first a shout out to Camille Wright, teacher and Skyward guru extraordinaire at Maywood Middle School for sharing this with our team. Betterizer is a Chrome extension that works with Speedgrader in Canvas to help with stored comments. You can easily write five comments of your choice and with a quick click add them ...

Unsync Canvas Assignments

The syncing dilemma of a new grading period in a yearlong course has now fully impacted all of our secondary teachers (with yearlong courses). As you go to sync the new Trimester or Semester, you are faced with a wall of assignments impeding your selection of current assignments. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, you finally find the ...

Canvas, Power of Pages

Pages are the ability to share content with your class and we use them as web pages of information, class pages of content, and landing pages before we get to the assignment. But Pages are powerful, they can become places for student collaboration with the toggle of a drop-down menu. As you are becoming more ...

Canvas New Rich Content Editor

It’s a New Year and a New Rich Content Editor (RCE) is making its way to Canvas. Starting January 16, the new RCE will be enforced, so consider making the change now. Here is an introduction of changes you can expect to see. Here is a comparison of the editors in full (left is old, ...

Small Change With Student View in Canvas (Big Improvement)

Happy New Year! Changes always come with the turning of the calendar. And Canvas is no different. There are a number of updates that rolled out over the last few weeks that should help improve the experience. One change we wanted to highlight is an update to student view. Student view is now available and ...