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Canvas Release Notes (2020-2-20)

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. In this Canvas release (February 20), LaTeX equations can be entered in any Canvas text field, and MathJax is loaded if Canvas … Read More

Kaltura services are operating normally

Kaltura

Starting around 3:57 PM EST, users were unable to access Kaltura via Mediaspace and the integration in Rutgers Canvas.  Rutgers Kaltura admins determined that authentication processes were not operating as expected.  Working with Rutgers IT staff, Rutgers Kaltura admins determined that the authentication issues were isolated to processes provided by Kaltura.  Kaltura support determined the root … Read More

Kaltura Services Unavailable

Kaltura

Kaltura Mediaspace and the Kaltura integration in Canvas is currently unavailable.  Users will not be able to log into mediaspace.rutgers.edu View Kaltura content embedded on Canvas pages, assignments, or posted as links. Complete Kaltura in-video quizzes. Access My Media and Media Gallery in their Canvas courses. Rutgers IT and others are working to resolve this issue. … Read More

Canvas Release: Alexander Street

Alexander Street

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce the integration of ProQuest’s Alexander Street service that provides curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. The collections deliver previously unavailable content in ways that further research and learning. By using the Canvas integration for Alexander Street, instructors may quickly search and embed content … Read More

Canvas Release: Mirror Sites

​Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce the integration of Canvas Mirror Sites, available as an application in RU Faculty Tools. Mirror Sites allow faculty and staff to create a separate course site and mirror an active student roster. When students add or drop a course during the semester, their enrollment will be updated in both … Read More

Playposit Feature Release: Peer Review, Question Banks and Playlists

Playposit

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce that Playposit, a video interaction tool, now includes support for question banks, playlists, and peer review. Peer Review: Use the new peer review application to designate groups in Canvas to review submissions. Learner Benefits – Learners gain valuable feedback opportunities, learn from their peers and develop soft skills beyond … Read More

Hypothesis Webinar on January 11, 2020

Hypothesis

Join us for a webinar for instructors hosted by Hypothesis. The webinar will be on January 11, 2021, at 2 PM. The Hypothesis LMS app brings discussion directly to course content by enabling students and teachers to add comments and start conversations in the margins of their texts. Collaborative annotation engages students more deeply in … Read More

Join Us for Playposit Webinars – January 7 and 14, 2021

Playposit

Playposit 101 – Introduction to in-video interaction January 7, 2021 at 11:30 AM Learn how to use Playposit with your existing or YouTube videos to personalize learning pathways, embed simulations, create branching scenarios, build threaded discussion boards, and reinforce objectives with formative assessments. Playposit provides multiple interaction types with advance response features to transform passive … 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 2.0.6.10 (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