Grade Justifications And Canvas

GradesFaculty using the Canvas gradebook to record student grades DO NOT need to export and submit grade justifications, as long as it contains ALL grades for the course.

Please send a brief email to your department secretary to inform them you have used Canvas to manage grades.

Final grades must still be reported in MyBC.

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Add pronouns to your Canvas account

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All users in Canvas can easily select pronouns to be associated with their account.

 

 

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Add Office 365 To Your Canvas Course

Office 365 logoFaculty can integrate Office 365 tools directly into a Canvas course, enabling a variety of features:

  • Students can submit OneDrive files directly to Canvas Assignments
  • Access OneDrive documents through SpeedGrader
  • Include OneDrive documents in Modules
  • Link or embed OneDrive documents anywhere within the Content Editor
  • Create Collaborations for the course, or student groups, using Word, Excel or Powerpoint

REMEMBER: Your Office 365 documents must meet accessibility standards.  

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Add Google Drive To Your Canvas Course

Google Drive logoFaculty can integrate Google Drive tools directly into a Canvas course, enabling a variety of features:

  • Students can submit Google Drive files directly to Canvas Assignments
  • Access Google Drive documents through SpeedGrader
  • Include Google Drive documents in Modules
  • Link or embed Google Drive documents anywhere within the Content Editor
  • Create Collaborations for the course, or student groups, using Google Docs, Sheets or Slides

REMEMBER: Your Google Drive documents must meet accessibility standards.  Try the Grackle accessibility checker.

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Incident Report – Canvas Service Disruption (November 2019)

The following serves as an incident report directly from Instructure, the makers of Canvas, for the service disruption of Canvas on November 6th & 7th, 2019. More info…

Technical Questions can be directed to Canvas Faculty Support.
See the Help Menu, within Canvas.

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Enable Plagiarism Detection in Canvas

Unicheck is a cloud-based service that identifies plagiarism and similar submissions by comparing student submitted work against an ever-increasing database of sources.

Unicheck can be accessed from within the Canvas SpeedGrader when viewing a student’s submission, as well as the report of sources and other options.

Unicheck within Speedgrader

Once you have enabled Unicheck within an Assignment, and students have submitted, you will see two reference points to the Unicheck similarity report.

One of these will be a percentage which indicates the level of the submission that is suspect.

Clicking on either icon will launch the Unicheck Report and corresponding links to suspected sources.

 

Interested in using plagiarism detection? Action is needed to enable Unicheck.

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QUICK TIP: Check The Canvas Status Page

Tachometer iconCanvas is generally very reliable, but users may occasionally experience delays or errors.  Be sure to check the status of various Canvas services and get information on any current or recent issues that might be affecting performance.

Checking the status of Canvas can also be helpful when confirming student complaints about failed file uploads, or other technical issues.

Canvas Status Page

 

Canvas Release Notes Highlights (December 8, 2018)

Canvas is updated every three weeks.  Each update typically includes a variety of small fixes and minor improvements, but occasionally there are more substantial updates to specific tools, or new features added.

Highlights in the 2018-12-8 Release Notes:

  • HTML 5 Media Recorder (Rich Content Editor)
  • Card View Course Ordering (Dashboard)
  • Navigation Home Link Menu Removal (Course Menu)

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Canvas Release Notes Highlights (November 17, 2018)

Canvas is updated every three weeks.  Each update typically includes a variety of small fixes and minor improvements, but occasionally there are more substantial updates to specific tools, or new features added.

Highlights in the 2018-11-17 Release Notes:

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QUICK TIP: Use Course Analytics For Insight Into Student Activity

It can be hard to know just how much students are actually using your Canvas course, or what content is accessed the most, or the least.

Every course includes access to a Course Analytics report that displays course activity, assignment submission timing, grade distribution, student activity, and more.

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