A new security feature for Zoom Cloud Recordings in Canvas was recently deployed. Recordings must be published for students to be able to access them. You can do this by selecting the Publish button next to the Zoom recording. If a recording is not published, students will not be able to access it. There is no default setting to turn the publishing feature on; it must be manually enabled by the instructor per recording.
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There has been a change in how you access your Student View in Canvas. The button called “Student View” has been replaced with an icon in the top right hand corner of each page in Canvas. You can now use Student View on individual pages or assignments as you create them. To access Student View from any page, select the Student View icon in the top right corner.
Do you ever need to go back and review any of your dismissed Global Announcements? Now there is a link to do that. Navigate to your User Account icon and you will see the Global Announcements link located. Selecting on the link will show all Global Announcements you have received in the past four months.
It is now easier than ever to access your Canvas content. The Global Navigation Menu includes a Recent History link. This History link displays the most recent pages viewed in Canvas up to the last three weeks. Page content is displayed by title. Selecting on a link takes you to that direct page in your Canvas courses.
On May 12, you will see a new update to your Canvas courses. The NEW Rich Content Editor will replace the current version in your Announcements, Syllabus, Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions and Pages.
Here is a quick video tutorial of the NEW Rich Content Editor.
Please refer to the below to see a side by side comparison of the current Rich Content Editor vs. the NEW Rich Content Editor.
Rich Content Editor Comparison
Muting Course Notifications
Users can mute all notifications for a course where the user is enrolled. Course notifications are enabled by default. On the home page, users can choose to disable notifications for the course.
On-Time Submission Celebrations
Canvas generates a virtual celebration when students submit assignments on time.
Limited Submission Attempts
By default, assignments can be submitted an unlimited number of times. However, instructors can choose to limit the number of attempts a student can make for an assignment by using the Attempts menu.
Assignment Header Menu SpeedGrader Link
Assignment menus in the Gradebook include a link to SpeedGrader.
Here is a summary of the New Releases that came out on 3/21/2020.
In the Syllabus tab, you now have the ability to show the Course Summary or not. The checkbox is selected by default, but you have the ability to deselect it if you do not wish for students to see it.
If you are using Turnitin, the icons previously used to indicate plagiarism have been updated.
Report types are indicated by the following icons:
- Error icon: the submission could not be submitted to the plagiarism service; resubmit from SpeedGrader
- Clock icon: the submission is being processed by the plagiarism service
- Green certified checkmark icon: the similarity score is between 0% and 20%
- Red half-filled circle icon: the similarity score is between 20% and 60%
- Solid red circle icon: the similarity score is higher than 60%
Canvas New Releases brought a few changes to New Quizzes this weekend. The first is that you can now create it on the Quizzes tab. Selecting +Quiz gives you the ability to choose to create a Classic Quiz (native Canvas quiz tool) or a New Quiz. New Quizzes are also now displayed as a solid rocketship icon. Watch this short video to see this in action.
The Rich Content Editor is new and improved! Watch this video to learn more.