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Protect your info: Enroll in Duo

To protect Rutgers data and your information against cyberattacks, the university will require all students to use two-step login with Duo to access most services and tools requiring a NetID login, starting in April. With Duo, you will need to use your NetID password and another method—typically, a smartphone with the Duo app—to verify your … Read More

Rutgers COVID-19 Booster Requirement

COVID-19 vaccine boosters are required of all Rutgers students and employees who are eligible to receive them. Proof of the booster must be uploaded to the appropriate student or employee vaccine portal. Those with a previously approved medical or religious exemption from the vaccine mandate are also exempt from the booster requirement. Vaccine boosters are available at all three … Read More

New Brunswick First-Year Students – Fall 2021

This announcement applies to First-Year Students for the following New Brunswick schools: School of Arts and Sciences School of Environmental and Biological Sciences School of Engineering Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers Business School School of Nursing Please disregard any Fall 2021 course sites in Canvas and wait for your schedule to be released on … Read More

Voicethread Upgrade Complete – Relink Your Content


As previously announced, Voicethread integration was upgraded on Friday, May 14, 2021, to use the latest learning tools standards. Existing Voicethread content created in Canvas will need to be edited to use the newest integration.  When instructors and course editors import course content into a new course site, please review your Voicethread content after course import and … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Student Vaccination Requirement:  In support of Rutgers’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the University will be updating its Immunization Requirements for Students to include the COVID-19 vaccine. (Read Policy 10.3.14 Interim COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students). This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students planning to attend … Read More

Update Chrome Browser to Avoid Chrome 87 Bug Affecting Math Equations

Rutgers Canvas recommends that all students update their Chrome browser or use Firefox.  There is a known Chrome v87 bug that causes minus signs to become minimized which may impact students taking exams.  Alternatively, Canvas users may turn off hardware acceleration mode while logged into Rutgers Canvas.  This bug does not affect Respondus LockDown Browser.

Update Respondus LockDown Browser to Avoid Issues with Canvas New Quizzes

Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor

Rutgers Canvas recommends that all students update Respondus LockDown Browser to version (How do I check which version of LockDown Browser is installed?).  Respondus LockDown Browser may be required by your course instructor to complete Canvas quizzes and exams.  There is a known issue with LockDown Browser and Canvas New Quizzes where exams with … Read More

Spring 2021 Sites Now Available

  Spring 2021 Canvas sites Spring 2021 course sites are now set up in Canvas. Faculty assigned in the course scheduling systems will be automatically provided access to their section in Canvas. Any new sections added or instructors assigned will be updated in Canvas within 24 hours. Student enrollments in the Canvas site’s will fluctuate … Read More

Student Withdrawals and Warning Grades in Canvas

Students who withdraw from a course after the add/drop period will remain on the Canvas enrollment roster. Their course status is changed from “active” to “inactive”. Inactive enrollments cannot view the course on their dashboard or access any of the course content. Additionally, inactive enrollments will not receive messages from the course. For more information … Read More

Secure and Control Web Meetings

The Office of Information Technology has created a variety of resources with useful strategies for keeping meetings secure and guidance for taking action in challenging circumstances. Also, new security features have been added to Zoom. Keeping intruders out of web conferences Zoom: Key tips to avoid Zoombombing and unwanted meeting guests Webex: Best practices for secure meetings … Read More