Canvas New Features Update

Canvas releases new features, updated features and bug fixes on a 3 week cycle which translates to 16 releases per year. Important changes that you should know about as you build your Fall 2018 courses are summarized below as well as on the What’s New in Canvas page. 

  • Student Dashboard List View allows students to view all course tasks in a list format or To Do format. This change helps students manage all tasks across all their courses in a user-friendly format that also allows for user customization.  Learn more about Student Dashboard List View .
  • Non-Scoring Rubrics can be created without point values to create a non-scoring rubric. This feature promotes learning engagement by helping students focus on assignment feedback instead of point values. Learn more about non-scoring rubrics.
  • Rubric criteria can now include a point range instead of an individual point value. Learn more about this rubric criteria range option.
  • Modules, Assignments, Discussions and Pages can be duplicatedThe duplication option is located in the Settings menu for each individual item. 
  • Recent Announcements can automatically display on the Home page by changing a course details option.
  • Announcements and Discussions have updated designs to improve accessibility for all users.
  • Student View is available on Home page sidebar so you don’t need to open Course Settings to access student view.

Apple Clips

Hello,
I’m writing to share some resources I have come across that are quick, easy and offer some great ideas. Last spring, Apple came out with an app called Clips. This is a simple app that creates short video segments complete with transcription of your audio into text, filters, etc.
For more on the app – visit this page

This summer, Apple Distinguished Educators are making short clips on ways you can integrate tech into your classroom. Some are geared to K-12, but many can be applied to any level of education. They are short and you can quickly review a bunch of them to see if you can find any new ideas. They are being shared via twitter under these hashtags(you can view with or without a twitter account):
#onesmallclip

#classroomclips

@onesmallclip

Not education related, but an example of people using clips – @clipstours

Check them out, I’ll update this post if any new hashtags/collections emerge.

 

iOS 11 and new iPad Pro

Hello,

You probably heard about the announcement from Apple last week regarding changes to the iPad Pro and iOS 11. There are some very exciting features that will greatly enhance the feature set and capabilities of the iPad. I have been looking for the best summary of these changes and wanted to share these links. Feel free to shoot me a note if you have any questions.

Video review of iOS 11 on the iPad

Written reviews of iOS changes

Another summary of iOS changes

I will share more if I find some additional information, but for now, we will probably have to wait until September to download and enjoy these great new benefits in iOS 11.

Faculty and Student iPad Showcase

Please join us for the 

Faculty and Student iPad Showcase

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Hospitality Suite, Post Center

Refreshments will be served

 Come hear about the experiences of those who participated in the iPad 1-1 program in 2016-2017.  Faculty and students will share how they utilized iPad Pros or iPad minis for a variety of teaching and learning tasks.  They will show examples from their courses and discuss favorite features and plans for future use.  

  Please R.S.V.P. by replying to this email  –ipad@endicott.edu  if you plan to attend.