Category: Tool Bits

Canvas Gradebook Improvements Jan 2022

They are listening! That is what I have to say about the Canvas Instructure team. This month there are two significant changes in the Gradebook that many teachers will want to send kudos their way. Gradebook Split Name Columns First, teachers can now view their gradebook with student names separated into First and Last name ...

Canvas Import Improvements

During term transitions, you will likely use the import (or copy-to) feature. You might use this regularly to move content from your sandbox to your course. Canvas has updated the import and copy-to feature to include a warning when you are duplicating content. Here is what to look for: The warning is a wonderful addition ...

Canvas Quizzes for Retakes and Test Corrections

There are a few places Canvas poses challenges to some of the practices we utilize in our class, some of these revolving around the use of quizzes and how to best implement test retakes and test corrections. We have some suggestions on making this easier for you to manage. Quiz Banks for Retakes To make ...

Canvas Quiz Logs & Data Analysis

Canvas quiz logs was recently enabled and offers an insightful look at how students are interacting with quizzes that you are giving in your course. Canvas has designed the quiz log to help identify problems that may arise during a quiz and help you have a more meaningful look at your quiz data. As they ...

Canvas Grading Updates

You may have noticed that you have a few new features to explore when accessing your Canvas gradebook and Speedgrader. First, within the Canvas gradebook, you can now search for assignments by name as well as searching by student name. In addition to searching within gradebook, you now have the ability to add status labels ...

Canvas “Message Students Who” in New Analytics

If you don't have New Analytics enabled in your course, make sure you do that! From New Analytics there are several actions you can take and the newest one is brought to you by Bree Chang at Maywood. You have the ability to "message students who" from New Analytics that encompasses a broader search than ...

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The New Look of Actively Learn & Canvas Integration

Actively Learn got a facelift and has some key differences in how it will interact with Canvas, so Actively Learn users keep on reading! Changes to be aware of You will still create your assignment in Actively Learn, but you will need to add it to Canvas as an external tool assignment yourself. Once you ...

Canvas Student Assignment Enhancements

You may see a green icon appearing on your students' assignments and wonder what it is and how did it get there. This was a feature added last year that we recently turned on. What it does The Student Assignment Enhancement allows students to monitor their progress within an individual assignment. It tracks which attempt ...

Optimizing your Clever Teacher Page

As we kick off the new school year, teachers are busy creating classroom communities, as well as organizing and orienting students to both their physical space and their digital space. Clever is one key aspect of our digital spaces, helping students and families find the resources and information that they need quickly and efficiently.   Below are ...

Bulk Edit Assignment Due Dates in Canvas

You have successfully imported your course and even adjusted the due dates, but they are not quite right. Or perhaps you removed the due dates. There is a quick and efficient way to adjust due days or remove them altogether. First, navigate to your course and then Assignments. From there select the 3 "more options" ...