The Canvas learning management system experienced a disruption of service on January 31 from approximately 4:40 p.m. to 11 p.m. that prevented some students from accessing their courses during that time. We apologize for any impact this had on their teaching and learning, and this issue is now resolved.
Spotlight: Canvas Discussion for Collaboration Learning
Students may not have frequent opportunities to see and learn from their peers’ approach to problem solving. In this spotlight, Jessica Helfand explains how she leverages the... read more
Spring 2017 course sites are available. Please see the Beginning of Term Checklist to get started on your course site.
Spotlight: Getting Started with Canvas
French lector Matuku Ngame talks about his initial experience making the transition to Canvas. Read the article Getting Started with Canvas.
New Feature: Course Home Page Announcements
If a course has a content page set as the course home page, instructors can now display a specified number of recent announcements at the top of the page.
Register for an Upcoming Workshop... read more
Spring 2017 courses will be created in Canvas in early December. Please keep an eye out for an announcement in Canvas and a separate email stating that the courses are available.
Spotlight: Low-stakes Quizzing in Canvas
Yale lector Julia Titus has explored how she can use Canvas to create quizzes and to provide students with regular feedback throughout the semester in her Russian language courses. Read the article Low-stakes Quizzing in Canvas.
Tip: Broken Links
Are your students telling you that a link on your course site is not... read more
You can now manually collapse the Global Navigation Menu to hide the menu text. All items with a due date now display in the “To Do” list on your Dashboard.
Tip: Video Assignments
You can create video assignments using Media Library. Video assignments allow students to upload videos that they have recorded or created directly to a media library folder, or to a “no submission” assignment to use in conjunction with “SpeedGrader.” Please see the Canvas @ Yale article: How do I create a video assignment?
Tip: Broken Links
Are your... read more
Canvas Transition Progress
Yale instructors have adopted Canvas at a much faster rate than we had initially predicted, with more than 40% of active course sites using Canvas for fall 2016. Canvas is supporting 802 fall courses taught by 803 instructors and 633 teaching assistants (known as Teaching Fellows), with more than 8,600 students using the platform. We are well on our way to 100% Canvas adoption by fall 2017. Read more: “First Semester of Canvas Sees High Adoption Rate”
Canvas has added an Underline Links option,... read more
Welcome to the first edition of the Canvas @ Yale Update. As you have a vested interest in the learning management system transition, we hope to share valuable information with you to create a positive experience with the new Learning Management System (LMS) at Yale.
The Canvas @ Yale transition team recommends that you update your notification settings on the new LMS platform. We have created the following guides to help you navigate these changes to your settings:
Faculty (and instructors) recommended notification settings
Student... read more
Canvas instructors will notice a number of exciting changes for fall 2016, including:
A new user interface
The popular “Photo Roster” tool from Classes*v2, now available to TFs
Canvas accounts for all active NetIDs
Syllabus integration with the Registrar’s Online Course Information system, and
Umbrella sites for multi-section course groups.
New User Interface
The new user interface offers improved ease of navigation to Canvas’s most important tools for course management, and it has been specially designed to display well on a variety... read more