Canvas New Quizzes Deadline Removed 

For the last several years, Canvas has been working to transition all users from using Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes. Based on input from higher education institutions Canvas has decided to no longer require users to migrate to New Quizzes. To learn more about this decision and Follow updates on New Quizzes Hub. Unless your use case requires a feature only available in New Quizzes, we recommend continuing to use Classic Quizzes. 

Canvas Updates

Instructure releases updates to Canvas each month. This month’s updates include: 

Calendar and date picker to schedule when the page will be published.

Schedule Canvas Page Publication 

Due dates can be associated with Canvas Pages so they appear in students’ To-Do List. Now instructors can set a publication date for a Page. When editing, use the date and time picker below the text entry window to designate when the page should be published.

External Links

External Links have a new look 

This new look distinguishes external links from internal links, making it more apparent to the user that they will be taken to a page outside of Canvas. 

SpeedGrader Speech-To-Text Recognizes Chrome Browser Language 

In Chrome Settings > Languages, add a preferred language and move it to the top of the list. Now, when recording Assignment Comments in Speedgrader, Canvas will recognize - and turn to text - your preferred language.

SpeedGrader Speech-To-Text

Using Keyword Search in Kaltura Media

If you use media (video and audio) in your courses be sure to share with your students that Kaltura provides a robust search engine that enables them to use keyword searches in Kaltura media.

Collaborative Learning Challenges? FeedbackFruits Might Help

Research tells us that peer learning is effective. Faculty tell us the logistics of setting it up and facilitating it can be a nightmare! Learn how FeedbackFruits might help you.

Submit Grades From Canvas directly to PeopleSoft 

A frequently missed step when submitting grades directly to PeopleSoft from Canvas is setting up your grading scheme AND selecting the tiny little checkbox next to ‘Enable course grading scheme’. 

Grading Scheme

For more information about setting up your Canvas Gradebook attend the upcoming session listed below or watch our Finalizing Your Grades video.

Canvas Gradebook: Prepare to submit final grades

Thursday, Dec. 15, 10:00 a.m 
Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) staff will be available to address questions about preparing your gradebook. Register for the upcoming Canvas Gradebook work session

Canvas Logo, screen left; Coffee cup with UMN block M screen right

Canvas Coffee Time

Join us for Canvas Coffee Time, an informal gathering for instructors to ask questions of academic technology staff and share experiences with peers. We meet at 9:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in our Zoom Online Meeting Room.

FeebackFruits: Open Lab

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 9:00 am

Are you experimenting with FeedbackFruits (FbFs)? Do you have questions on how to set up assignments? Do you want to know what it looks like to your students? ATSS staff will use this time to look at your FbFs assignments and provide feedback. No registration is required. Join us in our ATSS Zoom Room.