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Canvas Release Notes (2020-07-18)

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 (July 18), multiple previously introduced features are being enforced for all Canvas customers. Additionally, the code file that … Read More

Turnitin Maintenance Event on August 1, 2020, from 11 AM through 5 PM EDT

Turnitin

Turnitin will require a scheduled system maintenance on August 1, 2020, from 11 AM through 5 PM EDT.  During this time, services including Turnitin, Canvas Plagiarism Framework, Feedback Studio, and other services will be unavailable on the Turnitin website and integrations in Canvas. Turnitin will be discontinuing support for Internet Explorer (IE) starting August 31, … Read More

Hypothesis Feature Release: Section Support

Hypothesis

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce that Hypothesis, a collaborative annotation app, now supports Canvas sections.  Previously, if a Canvas course site contained more than one section, all annotations were visible to all participants regardless of section membership.  With section support, Hypothesis now ensures that student annotations are shared with members in the same section. … Read More

Playposit Feature Release: Dual Stream Support for Kaltura Videos

Playposit

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce that Playposit, a video interaction tool, now supports dual video streams for Kaltura media. Previously, instructors who used Kaltura Capture to record their desktop or Powerpoint presentation and a web camera were unable to share both video streams in Playposit. With this upgrade, instructors may choose to include the … Read More

Pass/No Credit option available for Summer 2020

This announcement is intended for students at Rutgers Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. The message below does not apply to students at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences or Rutgers Law School. Students will be allowed to choose whether they designate one or more courses to be Pass/No Credit (P/NC) for Summer 2020. The request form … Read More

Voicethread Webinar on July 17 at 10 AM

VoiceThread

Join us for a webinar for Canvas instructors hosted by George Haines, Voicethread instructional designer. George is a former K-12 teacher and higher ed instructional designer who has taught a variety of online courses. The webinar will be on July 17, 2020, at 10 AM. Register for the Webinar VoiceThread allows you to create multimedia … Read More

Canvas Release Notes (2020-06-20)

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 (June 20), Canvas Permission status options have been simplified to enable, disable, and lock to support grouped permissions. … Read More

UDOIT Accessibility Checker Upgrade

UDOIT

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce that UDOIT has been upgraded.  UDOIT enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in their Canvas course content. It will scan a course, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues. While the UDOIT upgrade does not add new features for the end-user, the upgrade … Read More

Proctortrack Documentation Updated for Instructors

Proctortrack

The ProctorTrack Set-up Module and Documentation can be imported to your course site from Canvas Commons. The updated documentation includes: New Quizzes Instructor Manual Proctoring Configuration Manual Providing Quiz Accommodations while using Proctortrack As instructors prepare for the semester, please follow these best practices to ensure a seamless proctoring experience for your students: Click Troubleshoot … Read More

Hypothesis Webinar on June 4, 2020 at noon

Hypothesis

Join us for a webinar for instructors hosted by Hypothesis Director of Education, Dr. Jeremy Dean. The webinar will be on June 4, 2020, at 12 PM. Webinar Join Link 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 … Read More