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