Janie Ruddy

Growing with Canvas Updates

Blog Post created by Janie Ruddy Employee on Sep 11, 2019

Thanks to Erin Keefe  andSallie Michalsky as well as the rest of theCanvas Training team for developing wonderful, free resource such as the Be The Hero - New Training Course for Canvas Admins!  for Canvas Admins and Growing with Canvas - New Training Course.  If you have not seen these resources yet, get  your copy in the Canvas Commons.  Check out the helpful guides for the commons here:  Guides: Commons.  

 

Once you import this resource into a shell, you will receive notifications when this course has been updated.  You can ask questions and get more information about these updates here and choose if you wish to import those updates to your course. 

 

TIP:  If you customized the Growing with Canvas course and you import the update, the entire course will be rewritten with that update.  It is best to pull the updated course into a new shell and copy the update to change specifically into your customized course.

 

Updates

 

We will post all updates to the course below, as they are made. Subscribe to this post to stay up to date!

 

August 30, 2018 - Update to Commons: 

In this version, we have made a few updates for enhanced accessibility:

1. Adjusted header tags to be in order on the page H1, H2, H3.

2. Removed tables used for the purpose of layout.

3. Ensured all items marked as decorative images were decorative and adjusted with alt tags.

 

November 8, 2018 - Recommendations until Next Update

The docs team has revised some of the video guides. The changes to the video guides are affecting the following embedded videos in the current version of Growing with Canvas. Details and recommendations are listed below. See the Action Needed column for steps you can take if you've already downloaded Growing with Canvas. 

 

 

Course Item

More Detail

Reason

Action Needed

2.3 | Course Settings

Second video is outdated - Course Settings Part 2

This topic is now covered in the Instructor Course Settings Overview (vimeo.com/79690358) video.

Delete the second video.

2.8 | Syllabus

Syllabus overview video

This topic is now covered in the Courses: Creation & Management (vimeo.com/76384788) video.

Replace with the Courses: Creation & Management (vimeo.com/76384788) video

3.3 | Discussions Overview

Second video is outdated - Discussion Creation.

This topic is now covered in the Discussions Overview for Instructors (vimeo.com/108385146) video.

Delete the second video.

3.5 | Assignments Overview

Second video is outdated - Assignment Creation.

This topic is now covered in the Assignments Overview for Instructors (vimeo.com/71970884) video.

Delete the second video.

3.7 | Creating Quizzes

Second video is outdated - Quiz Creation.

This topic is now covered in the Quizzes Overview for Instructors (vimeo.com/72004689) video.

Delete the second video.

5.6 | Course Importing and Copying

This topic is now covered in the Courses: Creation & Management (vimeo.com/76384788) video.

New Video created.

Add the new video: Creation & Management (vimeo.com/76384788) video.

 

July 17, 2019 - Update to Commons

In this version we have made the following updates:

1.  Added the New Gradebook Video in 4.61:  523 - New Gradebook Overview on Vimeo 

2.  Included an overview of differences between the legacy and new gradebook

3.  Added resources to learn more about the New Gradebook including the New Gradebook Users Group

 

September 10, 2019 - Update to Commons

In this version we made the following updates:

1.  The link to 'How Are You Growing with Canvas' located on 6.1 | A Few Final Thoughts was repaired.  

Action Needed - If you are manually updating your course, replace that with this new link: How Are You Growing with Canvas? 

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