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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 […]

Survey: Share your feedback about Canvas

Survey: Share your feedback about Canvas

  UBC first launched Canvas as UBC’s new online learning platform in September 2017. Now that instructors and students are familiar with Canvas, we’d love to hear your feedback about specific ways this platform could be improved. You’re invited to take this five-minute survey to share your thoughts about Canvas. UBC will share your comments […]

Final Grade Override coming soon to Canvas

Final Grade Override coming soon to Canvas

As of March 21, 2019, instructors who are using Canvas’s New Gradebook (beta) will have the option of replacing a student’s final grade — as calculated by Canvas — with a manually entered grade. More information about Final Grade Override is available in Canvas’s February 19 feature release notes. If you’re not currently using the […]