Learn about Canvas improvements at Teaching Center webinar

A redesigned content editor, improved math editor, a new assignment type — all of these Canvas improvements for 2021 and more will be reviewed (and some of them demonstrated) during a half-hour webinar being offered by the University Center for Teaching and Learning at 11 a.m. Aug. 20. Register here.

Among the features to be explained:  

  • A new Rich Content Editor (RCE) that makes editing text and adding images and file links easier.

  • The RCE’s math editor, which improves the method for typing and reading math equations.

  • A new assignment type in which students can employ Canvas annotation tools for typing and drawing.

  • A SpeedGrader Comment Library where instructors can save feedback comments for re-use.

  • An improved gradebook.

  • The ability to reassign submitted assignments.

  • Improved ability to share content among an instructor’s courses.

The webinar also includes a preview of coming Canvas features, such as:

  • Improved ability to use “excused” and “late” in SpeedGrader.

  • New quizzes

  • New analytics

“Canvas gets a new release monthly,” said Cressida Lennox Magaro, manager of educational software consulting for the center, “and while the changes made in these releases aren’t always apparent to the end user, the educational software consulting team tracks all of them.”

— Marty Levine


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