• Canvas

    Three Tips for Checking your Canvas Gradebook before Submitting Final Grades

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Finals are next week, so it’s time to think about wrapping up your courses and preparing to submit your grades. Submitting grades is a quick process, but there are a few items you’ll need to do before you click that button. 1. Check your course grading scheme You should have a grading system defined in your syllabus with the values defined for each grade letter. Canvas can display that letter grade to both you and your students, but you need to make sure you have this setting enabled with the correct values set. 2. Check your grade breakdown The grade breakdown is different from the grading scheme!…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    Canvas Updates: Accessing SpeedGrader for New Quizzes 

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In its May 20 update, Canvas has made it easy to access SpeedGrader for a New Quiz. Previously, you’d have to find the New Quiz in the gradebook or in your “to-grade” list to get to SpeedGrader. Now, you can access it through just about anywhere you can access a New Quiz in Canvas – including inside the build pages for the New Quiz itself!   From Canvas modules or the Quizzes/Assignments pages, click the three dots for the quiz and select “SpeedGrader” from the drop-down.   From both the New Quiz overall settings page and the “Build” page where you can edit the quiz questions,…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    Canvas Updates: Rich Content Editor 

    Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s been a bit since we last wrote about Canvas updates, but some cool things have been happening. Canvas is always working on tweaking or adding things (you can keep up with them in the Canvas Release Notes!), but today we’re focusing on what’s changed in the Rich Content Editor (RCE) over the past few months.   Access to detailed word/character count statistics  The RCE displays word count at the bottom of the editor, but it’s expanded that functionality a bit. Now when you click on that word count, Canvas will pop a window and show you detailed word and character count.   Dragging-and-dropping/pasting of content  Previously, to…