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New Quizzes and Classic Quizzes

New Quizzes and Classic Quizzes

Since 2018, New Quizzes (formerly called Quizzes.Next) has been available to use along with Classic Quizzes, which is the original built-in quiz tool in Canvas. On Feb 15, 2020, Instructure will be changing the way New Quizzes are created and accessed. With this change, New Quizzes will be moved from the Assignments area to the […]

New Rich Content Editor coming to Canvas

New Rich Content Editor coming to Canvas

A new Rich Content Editor (RCE) is coming to Canvas on May 4, 2020 that will replace the current RCE. On February 18, 2020, you will have the ability to turn on this feature and try it out in your course before it becomes permanent. How is the New Content Editor different? The toolbar will […]

Changes Coming to the Canvas Navigation Menu on October 19

Changes Coming to the Canvas Navigation Menu on October 19

As of October 19, the way that Canvas course navigation links are displayed to instructors will change. Navigation links that instructors have hidden from students will display the visibility icon (eye with a strikethrough) from the instructor view. Previously, course links that were hidden from students were displayed in light grey text. This change was developed […]

Showing and Hiding Grades in the New Gradebook

Showing and Hiding Grades in the New Gradebook

This article highlights some of the most significant changes to Canvas’s new approach for hiding and posting grades.  On July 2, 2019, UBC transitioned to Canvas’s New Gradebook. The most important change to note with the adoption of the New Gradebook is that the previous approach for keeping grades hidden from students (“muting” assignments) has […]

Which browsers does Canvas support?

Which browsers does Canvas support?

The most current version of a Canvas supported browser should be used. In April 2019, Canvas announced that they would no longer support Internet Explorer. This means that using Internet Explorer or any other unsupported browser may result in features that do not work as intended. See a list of web browsers supported by Canvas.

Sept 18: Canvas Quiz Statistics Workshop

Sept 18: Canvas Quiz Statistics Workshop

Canvas Quiz Statistics is a learning analytics tool that provides instructors with useful data and visualizations, including an overview of students’ highest and lowest quiz scores, the average amount of time spent in a quiz, and the distribution of student responses. Quiz Statistics is available through Canvas to all UBC instructors. On September 18, join […]

Workshop: Explore learning analytics tools for Canvas on August 27 or 28

Workshop: Explore learning analytics tools for Canvas on August 27 or 28

Did you know that UBC is piloting learning analytics tools for Canvas that can support you in improving teaching, learning, and engagement in your courses? UBC faculty members are invited to join us for an introduction to learning analytics workshop on August 27 (online) or August 28 (in person at the UBC Point Grey Campus). During […]

Changes to Canvas Support and Canvas Help Menu

Changes to Canvas Support and Canvas Help Menu

Changes are coming to Canvas support and the Canvas help menu. As of June 27, 2019, Canvas Chat Support and the Canvas Support Hotline — currently available through the Help menu in Canvas — will be discontinued. These additional services were made available on a temporary basis to provide extra support to students and faculty […]

Term 2 courses to be archived on May 30

Term 2 courses to be archived on May 30

In Canvas, all courses are automatically set to concluded and are converted to a read-only archival state following the end of term. At UBC, we set Canvas’s end-of-term date to eight weeks after the last day of class. This means that all Winter Term 2 courses will be marked as concluded by Canvas and automatically […]

New Gradebook Coming to Canvas on July 2

New Gradebook Coming to Canvas on July 2

Did you know that Canvas has released a New Gradebook? The New Gradebook offers new features, enhanced functionality, and an updated interface. Most features that are available in the original Gradebook have been retained in the new version.  UBC moves to the New Gradebook on July 2 On July 2, 2019, Canvas’s New Gradebook will […]