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Canvas Release Notes (2019-08-17) and Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-08-14)

Recently,  Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, has changed how Canvas is updated. Canvas Releases occur every third Saturday of the month along with Release Notes. A release represents a scheduled event when customer-affecting code is intended to be visible. Pertinent features and upgrades are listed below for the August release. Additionally, Canvas deploys contain … Read More

Top Hat login upgrade to use Rutgers NetID on August 20, 2019

Top Hat

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce that users will be able to log into Top Hat with their Rutgers NetID and password.  This upgrade will be completed by Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Once the upgrade is complete, users will Navigate to the Top Hat login page. Search for Rutgers University. Click Login with your school account. You … Read More

Feature Release: LabArchives

LabArchives

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce the integration of LabArchives, an electronic laboratory notebook. LabArchives is a content and data management platform and also includes an integrate digital lab notebook module. This service allows instructors to add their lab manual, integrate an OpenStax textbook, and, in the future, lab manual content from cross-disciplinary open source … Read More

ProctorTrack upgrade on August 19, 2019

Proctortrack

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce that Proctortrack will roll out their new student dashboard to help improve the onboarding and test taking experience. The updated user interface for students and faculty will become available on Monday, August 19, 2019. Proctortrack is rolling out mobile apps for Android and iOS devices that will allow students … Read More

Lynda.com transition to LinkedIn Learning with Downtime starting August 19, 2019

Lynda.com

On Monday, August 19, Rutgers will be transitioning from Lynda.com to an upgraded platform, LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning will provide the same access to valuable instructional videos through an improved, personalized experience powered by LinkedIn. What does this mean? LinkedIn now owns Lynda.com and on Monday, August 19, Lynda.com will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. Everyone who … Read More

Canvas Release Schedule Adjustments

In an effort to continually improve Canvas, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades along with Release Notes; previously these releases occurred every three weeks. The Canvas Release Schedule will be adjusted to support two-week deploys and monthly releases every third Saturday of the month. Background Existing three-week releases include code deploys for … Read More

Canvas Release Notes (2019-07-13)

In an effort to continually improve Canvas, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades every third Saturday of the month along with Release Notes. Pertinent features and upgrades are listed below. Upcoming Canvas Changes Canvas Release Schedule Adjustments: July 15 Starting July 15, the Canvas Release Schedule will be adjusted to support two-week … Read More

Canvas: Scheduled Maintenance on July 26, 2019 for Media Uploads

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, will perform a maintenance event on Rutgers Canvas on Friday, July 26th, 2019. This event will last up to 6 hours and will start at 11:00 PM CDT (4:00 AM UTC). This maintenance event will affect the ability to upload new media and subtitles to the media servers in … Read More

PlayPosit Upgrade on August 19th

Playposit

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce that PlayPosit will release version 3.0 on August 19th.  Although Playposit will update globally on August 1, 2019, Playposit for Rutgers Canvas will be updated on August 19, 2019 to reduce impact during the summer semester. What does this mean for you?  Content Migration: If you already have content in PlayPosit, everything will automatically … Read More

Feature Release: Knewton Alta

Knewton Alta

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce the integration of Knewton Alta, adaptive learning course. Knewton provides adaptive learning technology to personalize educational. Combined with Knewton’s Alta product that uses open educational resources, Knewton Alta provides course content, quizzes, and examples to identify knowledge gaps as students complete assignments. Each topic is organized by learning objective … Read More