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How do you shut off the Course Stream?

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How do you shut off the "Course Stream" so it is not visible to students.  It misleads them.  None of your guides indicate how to do it.

Frank Hatstat, JD, MBA

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If unpublished materials are showing up in the course stream, that is a bug. The stream should only show published materials. You might consider filing a bug report by using the help button in Canvas. That way, Canvas support can look at your particular instance and course to confirm the bug and pass it to engineering for a fix.

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kona
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 @frank_hatstat , the only way to turn this off is to pick something else for your course home page. Here's the guide that explains the different home page options and how to switch to something else as your home page - How do I change the Course Home Page?

Thanks. I have already picked a home page that I crafted and the "Course Stream" is still available to students. What now?

Frank Hatstat, JD, MBA

Associate Professor, Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT)

Business Management Program

Marketing Management Program

Business Transfer Program

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire"

William Butler Yeats

 @frank_hatstat ​, if you picked a home page, then there is no way for the students to see the "Course Stream" (this is the middle part of the screen). Do you possibly mean the "To Do" list on the right side of the screen?

Hi Kona,

Thanks for your help. Nope, I mean the "Course Stream". Students are seeing assignments that I have not published.

Here is the interchange I had with the student

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Hello Mr. Hatstat. Could you please confirm the Due Date for the New Discussion - Chapter 16, DQ Case - Red Bull assignment?

Thank you.

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Hi Kimberly,

When I read your post, I didn't know what you were referring to. I finally found the assignment announcements where I see the DQ Case - Red Bull, but it shows that I'm not authorized when I click on the link. Also this isn't showing up in my to do list, and it's missing when I go to module 2. Are you able to access this?

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Hi, Mary. Yes, I get the same "Unauthorized" box you posted above. I am not able to access the assignment portion for the purpose of submitting a response. The New Discussion - Chapter 16, DQ Case - Red Bull assignment was included on one of the " New Discussion" e-mails that the instructor sent over Canvas on 7/5/15, but I do not see it in the Modules anywhere. Glad to know I'm not the only one! Hopefully he can unlock it tomorrow and we can still have the opportunity to respond.

Is there anyone else out there that DID have access to this assignment and was able to submit it for grading?

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Excuse me, it was sent by the instructor on Sat 7/2....

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Hi Kimberly,

I do not understand what you mean by "'New Discussion" emails that the instructor sent over Canvas on 7-5-2015" later amended by you to be 7-2. I do not send "New Discussion" emails. Please clarify this so we can resolve it.

Prof Frank

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Hi Peggy,

Please see my response to Kimberly.

Best,

Prof Frank

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Hi Kimberly,

I am not clear what you mean by "New Discussion". Please clarify and also send me a screen print of what you are seeing. The Red Bull Case was not assigned.

Best,

Prof Frank

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Hi Prof Frank,

Attached is the email about the assignment, and below is where I am also seeing the assignment mentioned, from dashboard / Assignment Notifications.

Edited by Mary Shepard (Peggy)<https://bc.instructure.com/courses/1302019/users/4376082> on Jul 11 at 8:29am

New Discussion - Chapter 16 DQ Case - Red Bull 4352B671 - BUS& 101 Introduction to Business.msg<https://bc.instructure.com/files/68024453/download?download_frd=1&verifier=uaaW2OOdNv35ZMVW98mY8nVcBgrlnjMWlpdzZbDu>

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Thanks for the screen print, Peggy. I can better understand now.

Using the "course stream" is of dubious value. Similar to Facebook, it is misleading as to what is important. This is a limitation of Canvas. I would suggest accessing all course work through the Modules. The module listing lists all work for the week. Although that DQ was not "published" and should not be visible to students, it is! You will probably find other items in that stream that are not intended for students to access as we go through the course. By way of example, I sometimes have multiple options for DQ's in a subject area and only select one to be available/published. This is an example as I selected a different DQ for that subject area than the Red Bull case. You will also notice that the dates listed have no relevance for students. They are not the due dates nor are they the dates they are available. They appear to be the dates that I released the item to the course site, which has no value for students. It may be of value to administrators. The listing does not identify what the date means. This appears to be another limitation of Canvas. I would caution using the Course Stream in any course as you have experienced, it can be misleading.

I was under the impression the "Course Stream" was shut off for this course. I have forwarded a service request to tech support asking how to do it.

As for the other item, I cannot access that link as I do not have Outlook on this computer and the link requires Outlook to open it. Can you send me a screen print of what you get when you click on the "New Discussion" link and also a screen print of where that link appears?

Thanks,

Prof Frank

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I didn't see a DQ for Chapter 16 other than this -

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Thanks for sending your screen print. That DQ should not be visible to you. It appears your experience proves the dubious nature of the "Course Stream". As I said above, I have reported your experience to Canvas development and tech support. There is a summative DQ for all the marketing chapters instead on one for Chap 16. Below is what everyone should see when they go to Module 2.

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I have a question about the Current Business Topic Assignment. Do you want us to attach a rubric to the end of our memo?

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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for asking the question. The evaluation sheet is not necessary. It is provided, along with the identical rubric for guidance so that students can understand what they are being evaluated upon.

Best,

Frank

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Business Management Program

Marketing Management Program

Business Transfer Program

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire"

William Butler Yeats

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Perhaps there is more way than one to skin a cat here. Why anyone wants to skin a cat is beyond me, but that is the saying. Smiley Happy

Frank, what do you find misleading about the course stream?

Things that are not published show up to the student. See my interchange with the student below

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Hello Mr. Hatstat. Could you please confirm the Due Date for the New Discussion - Chapter 16, DQ Case - Red Bull assignment?

Thank you.

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Hi Kimberly,

When I read your post, I didn't know what you were referring to. I finally found the assignment announcements where I see the DQ Case - Red Bull, but it shows that I'm not authorized when I click on the link. Also this isn't showing up in my to do list, and it's missing when I go to module 2. Are you able to access this?

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Hi, Mary. Yes, I get the same "Unauthorized" box you posted above. I am not able to access the assignment portion for the purpose of submitting a response. The New Discussion - Chapter 16, DQ Case - Red Bull assignment was included on one of the " New Discussion" e-mails that the instructor sent over Canvas on 7/5/15, but I do not see it in the Modules anywhere. Glad to know I'm not the only one! Hopefully he can unlock it tomorrow and we can still have the opportunity to respond.

Is there anyone else out there that DID have access to this assignment and was able to submit it for grading?

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Excuse me, it was sent by the instructor on Sat 7/2....

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Hi Kimberly,

I do not understand what you mean by "'New Discussion" emails that the instructor sent over Canvas on 7-5-2015" later amended by you to be 7-2. I do not send "New Discussion" emails. Please clarify this so we can resolve it.

Prof Frank

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Hi Peggy,

Please see my response to Kimberly.

Best,

Prof Frank

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Hi Kimberly,

I am not clear what you mean by "New Discussion". Please clarify and also send me a screen print of what you are seeing. The Red Bull Case was not assigned.

Best,

Prof Frank

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Hi Prof Frank,

Attached is the email about the assignment, and below is where I am also seeing the assignment mentioned, from dashboard / Assignment Notifications.

Edited by Mary Shepard (Peggy)<https://bc.instructure.com/courses/1302019/users/4376082> on Jul 11 at 8:29am

New Discussion - Chapter 16 DQ Case - Red Bull 4352B671 - BUS& 101 Introduction to Business.msg<https://bc.instructure.com/files/68024453/download?download_frd=1&verifier=uaaW2OOdNv35ZMVW98mY8nVcBgrlnjMWlpdzZbDu>

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Thanks for the screen print, Peggy. I can better understand now.

Using the "course stream" is of dubious value. Similar to Facebook, it is misleading as to what is important. This is a limitation of Canvas. I would suggest accessing all course work through the Modules. The module listing lists all work for the week. Although that DQ was not "published" and should not be visible to students, it is! You will probably find other items in that stream that are not intended for students to access as we go through the course. By way of example, I sometimes have multiple options for DQ's in a subject area and only select one to be available/published. This is an example as I selected a different DQ for that subject area than the Red Bull case. You will also notice that the dates listed have no relevance for students. They are not the due dates nor are they the dates they are available. They appear to be the dates that I released the item to the course site, which has no value for students. It may be of value to administrators. The listing does not identify what the date means. This appears to be another limitation of Canvas. I would caution using the Course Stream in any course as you have experienced, it can be misleading.

I was under the impression the "Course Stream" was shut off for this course. I have forwarded a service request to tech support asking how to do it.

As for the other item, I cannot access that link as I do not have Outlook on this computer and the link requires Outlook to open it. Can you send me a screen print of what you get when you click on the "New Discussion" link and also a screen print of where that link appears?

Thanks,

Prof Frank

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I didn't see a DQ for Chapter 16 other than this -

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Thanks for sending your screen print. That DQ should not be visible to you. It appears your experience proves the dubious nature of the "Course Stream". As I said above, I have reported your experience to Canvas development and tech support. There is a summative DQ for all the marketing chapters instead on one for Chap 16. Below is what everyone should see when they go to Module 2.

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I have a question about the Current Business Topic Assignment. Do you want us to attach a rubric to the end of our memo?

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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for asking the question. The evaluation sheet is not necessary. It is provided, along with the identical rubric for guidance so that students can understand what they are being evaluated upon.

Best,

Frank

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If unpublished materials are showing up in the course stream, that is a bug. The stream should only show published materials. You might consider filing a bug report by using the help button in Canvas. That way, Canvas support can look at your particular instance and course to confirm the bug and pass it to engineering for a fix.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Frank Hatstat, JD, MBA

Associate Professor, Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT)

Business Management Program

Marketing Management Program

Business Transfer Program

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire"

William Butler Yeats

The cat shows up when it should be in the house and not in sight!

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Associate Professor, Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT)

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Business Transfer Program

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William Butler Yeats

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 @frank_hatstat , we've been interpreting your question to mean that you want to change students' view so that they are not confronted with the Course Stream; however, it occurred to me that what you are actually looking to do is to remove students' access to the course stream altogether (in other words, remove the View Course Stream button that appears at the upper right of the course home page). Is that correct? If that's the case--then no, there's no built-in way on the front end of Canvas that would allow you to disable that access; your back-end developers would have to customize your school's courses to remove that button.

Thanks for your help Stefanie. Actually, I would like to do both. Her is the interchange I had with the student

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Hello Mr. Hatstat. Could you please confirm the Due Date for the New Discussion - Chapter 16, DQ Case - Red Bull assignment?

Thank you.

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Hi Kimberly,

When I read your post, I didn't know what you were referring to. I finally found the assignment announcements where I see the DQ Case - Red Bull, but it shows that I'm not authorized when I click on the link. Also this isn't showing up in my to do list, and it's missing when I go to module 2. Are you able to access this?

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Hi, Mary. Yes, I get the same "Unauthorized" box you posted above. I am not able to access the assignment portion for the purpose of submitting a response. The New Discussion - Chapter 16, DQ Case - Red Bull assignment was included on one of the " New Discussion" e-mails that the instructor sent over Canvas on 7/5/15, but I do not see it in the Modules anywhere. Glad to know I'm not the only one! Hopefully he can unlock it tomorrow and we can still have the opportunity to respond.

Is there anyone else out there that DID have access to this assignment and was able to submit it for grading?

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Excuse me, it was sent by the instructor on Sat 7/2....

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Hi Kimberly,

I do not understand what you mean by "'New Discussion" emails that the instructor sent over Canvas on 7-5-2015" later amended by you to be 7-2. I do not send "New Discussion" emails. Please clarify this so we can resolve it.

Prof Frank

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Hi Peggy,

Please see my response to Kimberly.

Best,

Prof Frank

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Hi Kimberly,

I am not clear what you mean by "New Discussion". Please clarify and also send me a screen print of what you are seeing. The Red Bull Case was not assigned.

Best,

Prof Frank

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Hi Prof Frank,

Attached is the email about the assignment, and below is where I am also seeing the assignment mentioned, from dashboard / Assignment Notifications.

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New Discussion - Chapter 16 DQ Case - Red Bull 4352B671 - BUS& 101 Introduction to Business.msg<https://bc.instructure.com/files/68024453/download?download_frd=1&verifier=uaaW2OOdNv35ZMVW98mY8nVcBgrlnjMWlpdzZbDu>

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Thanks for the screen print, Peggy. I can better understand now.

Using the "course stream" is of dubious value. Similar to Facebook, it is misleading as to what is important. This is a limitation of Canvas. I would suggest accessing all course work through the Modules. The module listing lists all work for the week. Although that DQ was not "published" and should not be visible to students, it is! You will probably find other items in that stream that are not intended for students to access as we go through the course. By way of example, I sometimes have multiple options for DQ's in a subject area and only select one to be available/published. This is an example as I selected a different DQ for that subject area than the Red Bull case. You will also notice that the dates listed have no relevance for students. They are not the due dates nor are they the dates they are available. They appear to be the dates that I released the item to the course site, which has no value for students. It may be of value to administrators. The listing does not identify what the date means. This appears to be another limitation of Canvas. I would caution using the Course Stream in any course as you have experienced, it can be misleading.

I was under the impression the "Course Stream" was shut off for this course. I have forwarded a service request to tech support asking how to do it.

As for the other item, I cannot access that link as I do not have Outlook on this computer and the link requires Outlook to open it. Can you send me a screen print of what you get when you click on the "New Discussion" link and also a screen print of where that link appears?

Thanks,

Prof Frank

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I didn't see a DQ for Chapter 16 other than this -

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Thanks for sending your screen print. That DQ should not be visible to you. It appears your experience proves the dubious nature of the "Course Stream". As I said above, I have reported your experience to Canvas development and tech support. There is a summative DQ for all the marketing chapters instead on one for Chap 16. Below is what everyone should see when they go to Module 2.

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I have a question about the Current Business Topic Assignment. Do you want us to attach a rubric to the end of our memo?

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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for asking the question. The evaluation sheet is not necessary. It is provided, along with the identical rubric for guidance so that students can understand what they are being evaluated upon.

Best,

Frank

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Business Management Program

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lisahistory
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This is indeed a problem.

The activity stream shows when I add a quiz, even if it is weeks away. It shows all my discussions, even though all but the current one are in modules that are locked until a later date. I just had faculty lost in a professional development class because they thought the date on the activity stream was a due date rather than a post date. We should be able to make the activity stream unavailable by course.

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I agree! We are having the same issue.

 

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