News

October 10, 2018
Check out our course, The Science of Well Being, featured in @Coursera’s roundup for World Mental Health Awareness Day. https://bit.ly/2NfF44O  #WorldMentalHealthDayhttps://twitter.com/coursera/status/1050057185483313154 …
September 24, 2018
The Mid-Semester Feedback Instructor Tool was released Friday, September 21st to the instructors of participating schools! Check out our #CanvasAtYale guides on Mid-Semester Feedback FAQ, https://buff.ly/2MXMk5e  and Instructor Documentation, https://buff.ly/2xCoCGH .
September 14, 2018
Sign up today for the @1stgenyale inaugural @yalealumni webinar “Making Unconscious Bias Conscious” #yalealumni #dei #webinar https://buff.ly/2x8Ly05 pic.twitter.com/htIA1zszbv
September 10, 2018
Did you know that in Canvas you can assign Peer Reviews for assignments? To learn more, visit us at the CTL located at 301 York Street, September 11th, from 2:00-2:30! Register here: https://buff.ly/2M796XX 
September 9, 2018
Are you interesting in learning more about Canvas? Stop by for the #CanvasAtYale workshop this Monday, September 10th, to review Canvas basics for designing your course! Reserve your spot here: https://buff.ly/2Cwz4V8
September 7, 2018
Drop in hours will be closing today at 12pm. Please visit us next week between 10am-12pm at the CTL! The #CanvasAtYale team is here to answer your questions!
August 30, 2018
#CanvasAtYale drop-in hours continue today through September 14th! We are here to answer your questions Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm at the Center for Teaching and Learning.
August 24, 2018
We're looking forward to the STEM Education Seminar Series. Starting on September 28 with Dr. Keivan Stassun of @VanderbiltU. He will present: Toward Inclusive Excellence: Increasing Ph.D. Attainment in the Physical Sciences for Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilitiespic.twitter.com/bUmd3aAR5G
August 24, 2018
Drop in hours continue! Visit us to have your Canvas questions answered by one of our #CanvasAtYale team members! We will be at the front desk of the CTL at 301 York Street from 10am-2pm, until September 14th! See you here!
August 22, 2018
Missed the Getting Started workshop yesterday? No problem, we have many more scheduled! Visit us today to learn more about Canvas! View our full schedule of workshops here: https://buff.ly/2N3r0fx  #CanvasAtYale
August 21, 2018
Ever feel like there is more to know about Canvas? Join us for our #CanvasAtYale Getting Started workshop! We will go over posting your syllabus, creating assignments, discussions, course settings, and much more! Register here, or just drop in! https://buff.ly/2Mqi7Am 
August 20, 2018
The #CanvasAtYale Tool Series begins today! Join us to learn more about how you can use Canvas to make the most of your site for your students! Register here: https://buff.ly/2LaqWsh 
August 20, 2018
Canvas drop in hours begin today! The #CanvasAtYale team is here to help you answer any questions you have about your Canvas course site. See you here at 301 York street anytime from 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday!  
August 13, 2018
Do you have questions for the #CanvasAtYale team? Email us at Canvas@Yale.edu, visit our help guides https://buff.ly/2P16mxK , or schedule a consultation https://buff.ly/2KGZKRW
August 8, 2018
#CanvasAtYale Drop in hours will begin August 20th! We will be available to answer all of your Canvas related questions from 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday, from August 20th-September 7th. We can't wait to see you there!
August 7, 2018
Transferring content from a previous semester into a current semester? Follow this step-by-step help guide for more information! https://buff.ly/2M7mbV1  #CanvasAtYale
July 27, 2018
Muneer Ahmad, Deputy Dean for Experiential Education, Clinical Professor of Law, and Director, Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, champions the immersive role that clinics play in legal education: https://ctl.yale.edu/TeachingExcellence/MuneerAhmad …pic.twitter.com/Acv3A5eIrF
June 7, 2018
Watch the #CanvasAtYale Lightning Talks here: https://buff.ly/2LqU9QC  Presentation topics range from using Modules in Canvas, to fostering community within Canvas. You don't miss this great presentations!
June 5, 2018
Missed the #CanvasAtYale Lightning Talks? No problem! Watch it here: https://buff.ly/2LqU9QC 
May 1, 2018
Join us for the #CanvasAtYale Lightning Talks tomorrow from 1pm-3pm at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning! Register here: https://buff.ly/2KqWMCj  We look forward to seeing you there!
March 20, 2018
You can now create announcements specific for each section within your course. Read more about how to use this feature in our #CanvasAtYale help guides, https://buff.ly/2FSeETD.
February 19, 2018
Student view is now accessible from the Home Page as well as from the Settings tab within your Canvas course! #CanvasAtYale
January 19, 2018
#CanvasAtYale drop-in hours are here! Visit us at 301 York Street, 10am - 4pm to get your Canvas questions answered!
December 12, 2017
Do you have Canvas questions you would like answered? Visit us at Canvas drop-in hours at the CTL, 301 York Street. The #CanvasAtYale team will be here from 10am-4pm, until December 21st!
October 31, 2017
#CanvasAtYale workshops resume tomorrow. Register today! https://buff.ly/2A18Wwq 
October 19, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime CTL Tech Talk with Dr. Jim Rolf on Wed. Oct. 25. #CanvasAtYale Register today: https://t.co/mu8s87BqnR
October 16, 2017
Midterm #CanvasAtYale drop-in hours will be available 11 am - 1 pm every day this week in the CTL Lobby, 301 York Street.
March 10, 2017
New Tools Email Lists - This tool, similar to the Email Archive tool in Classes*v2, generates an email address for you to use to connect with the users in your course. Please see the article How do I use the Email Lists tool? for additional information.   Anonymous Feedback - We have created a special tool to mirror the Anonymous Feedback tool in Classes*v2. This tool can now be found in the course navigation for all Yale College courses. Please see the article Anonymous Feedback Tool for additional information. Featured External App Piazza is... read more
February 28, 2017
Canvas @ Yale and Media Library (Panopto) was unavailable due to the AWS S3 outage on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 12:35pm - 3:45pm.  This impacted everyone’s access to Canvas during this time, including students attempting to access their course sites. We maintained an alert on our login page during this outage to keep the community informed.
February 2, 2017
Announcement 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
January 13, 2017
Announcement 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
December 1, 2016
Announcement 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
November 3, 2016
New Features 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
October 13, 2016
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” Update: Accessibility Canvas has added an Underline Links option,... read more
September 22, 2016
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.   Tip 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
August 5, 2016
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
May 5, 2016
Canvas is getting a new look, just in time for the 2016 summer session! 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 of screen sizes, including mobile devices. The screenshot below highlights the two most significant changes: the Dashboard (1) and the Global Navigation Menu (2). The Dashboard defaults to the course view, which provides easy access and activity notifications for your favorite courses. Each... read more
May 4, 2016
The Yale Center for Teaching & Learning hosted its first “Canvas Open House” event on Tuesday, May 3 from 2 – 4 p.m. inside the Hall of Graduate Studies. Despite the cold, rainy weather outside, nearly two dozen faculty, librarians, and other academic staff members visited the event to learn more about the Canvas learning management system! Several CTL staff members were on hand to demonstrate Canvas’ features and guide faculty through a hands-on tour of the platform. This was the first of scores of events the CTL will host over the next... read more
April 21, 2016
The Canvas transition was highlighted in April 18th’s edition of the Yale Daily News: Beginning in fall 2017, Yale will officially replace learning management system Classes*v2 with Canvas. Following the review of a pilot program last fall in which 71 classes tested the course management software as a possible substitute for the aging Classes*v2, the Learning Management System Steering Committee — composed of administrators, professors and graduate students —recommended in February that the University switch to Canvas. Read the full article... read more
April 7, 2016
A message from Scott Strobel, Deputy Provost for Teaching & Learning Welcome to Canvas @ Yale, the campus community’s information hub during our transition to Canvas as the centrally-supported learning management system at Yale. Read more about why we need to replace ClassesV2 Review the results of the comprehensive fall 2015 pilot Learn about advantages of the Canvas platform The transition to Canvas is not just a technology project, it is a teaching and learning initiative. Over the next 18 months, the majority of you will be... read more
April 2, 2016
In this production release (April 2), admins can manage courses in their accounts with a new storage report, manage users with two permission changes, and edit global announcements. They are also notified when they are using the Theme Editor with High Contrast Styles. Instructors can view calculation improvements in the Gradebook and Quizzes, access student analytics directly from the People page, and more accurately reply to group comments in SpeedGrader.  All users benefit from improvements to Notifications and the Assignments submission... read more