Canvas February Release Notes
Instructure releases updates to Canvas each month. February’s highlights include:
- LaTeX equations can now be entered in any Canvas text field allowing users to use equations in more areas of Canvas and manage equations more efficiently
- In addition to the raw HTML editor, the Rich Content Editor (RCE) now has a “pretty HTML editor” providing color-marked tags to enhance the HTML editing experience for some users. Note: only the raw HTML editor is accessible for people who use screen readers.
See the complete list of Canvas updates released on February 20. The next Canvas release will be March 20, 2021.
There are two recent changes in Zoom:
- As of Feb. 11 UMN Zoom Display names are set to your Primary/Legal Name (PRI). If you have a Preferred Name (PRF), it will now default to that instead. Learn how Zoom Display Names will Update Automatically.
- Inviting a guest to your Zoom session? If you have your Zoom sessions set so students are required to use UMN authentication and you wish to invite a person outside the University system to the session, learn how to use the Zoom Meeting Guest feature.
Online assessments may be used to support instructional goals, even if your primary course format isn’t fully online. You may opt for authentic assessments, such as case studies, or more traditional assessments, such as quizzes and exams. At times, your curricular needs may require the need for online proctoring. Due to the complexity of these tools, it is important to carefully consider the pros and cons. Below are new resources to assist in planning for end-of-semester assessments, and rethinking and reimagining assessment in your upcoming courses: