Canvas Corner: Context Cards, To Do Lists, & Full-Screen Canvas on Mobile

Canvas Corner

Every month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas. This month, we cover new WalkMe guides, new Canvas Context Cards, Student Dashboard updates, and mobile full-screen view. Continue reading Canvas Corner: Context Cards, To Do Lists, & Full-Screen Canvas on Mobile

Introducing Respondus LockDown Browser

Responds LockDownWe are pleased to introduce Respondus LockDown Browser for use with Canvas Quizzes to “lockdown” a student’s browser during proctored exams.  The specialized browser, designed exclusively for secure quizzing, is stripped of all plugins and add-ons to provide a stable and secure testing experience.  If students attempt to take a “locked down” quiz through Canvas without the secure browser, they will be directed to download the application on their Windows or Apple systems, or to use the LockDown Browser on an iPad.   Continue reading Introducing Respondus LockDown Browser

Browser Plugin Alert: OneClass Extension Behaves Like Malware

OneClassAt OIT we always recommend that you be careful when installing extensions and plugins for your web browser. This morning we received a warning from our friends at Canvas to let us know about a new Chrome extension, OneClass, that behaves suspiciously. Here’s what they had to say:

The “OneClass” Chrome extension behaves like malware. It can affect users of several LMSs, including Canvas. OneClass is not affiliated with Instructure [Canvas] in any way.

When a user installs the OneClass Chrome extension, it asks for permission to “read and change all your data on websites you visit.” If a user grants this permission, the plugin places a button in the user’s LMS (Canvas or other) labeled “Invite your classmates to OneClass.” If the user clicks this button, OneClass sends messages to all of the other users enrolled in the course via the LMS’s messaging system (for Canvas, that’s Conversations).

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, recommends that you do not install this OneClass plugin. If you ever see something suspicious in your web browser or have a question regarding browser add-ons, let the IT Help Desk know at help@smu.edu or 214-768-4357.

Canvas Corner: WalkMe Guides, Responds LockDown, & Mastery Paths

Canvas CornerEvery month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas.
This month, we cover new WalkMe guides, how students can see their attendance, notifications,
updates, and expanding quiz questions. Continue reading Canvas Corner: WalkMe Guides, Responds LockDown, & Mastery Paths

End of Term Course Conclusion for Canvas – Fall 2016

Canvas Tips & TricksAs we wrap up the term, we would like to remind faculty of a few housekeeping items with our new learning management system, Canvas. All courses will be concluded for students at the end of the term, per the registrar’s office and academic calendar. Instructors will have an additional two weeks, 14 days, of FULL access to their courses within Canvas.

Important Fall 2016 Dates for Canvas

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Canvas Boot Camp Sessions: January 18 & 19

OIT Canvas Boot CampWith the success of our Canvas Boot Camp this summer, we will be offering them again in time for the Spring Semester on Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th. We hope you’ll join us for these come-and-go learning opportunities to get you up and running on Canvas.  Registration for the Boot Camp is not required, but the sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please see the class descriptions section below for more information on these Boot Camp workshops. Continue reading Canvas Boot Camp Sessions: January 18 & 19