Over the past few months, Academic Computing Services and your Academic Technology Services Directors (ATSD) have communicated with University faculty that SMU has ended its partnership with ExamSoft as of July 1, 2017. After that date, faculty will not have access to your exams, assessments, or question bank data. We would like to remind you again to retrieve any data or questions from ExamSoft before July 1, 2017. If you need help with this contact your ATSD or the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP. Continue reading ExamSoft Retires on July 1, 2017.
Every month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas. This month, we cover color overlays on Course Cards, setting any page as a Front Page, and new WalkMe guides. Continue reading Canvas Corner: May Edition
If you haven’t yet checked out SMU’s video management tool, Kaltura, a third-party video capture tool which is integrated with Canvas, you should. It’s fairly straightforward and easy to use. You can find a quickstart guide and information on how to create a video quiz at smu.edu/kaltura. I created a video quiz recently and was amazed at how simple the process of using a video for quizzing can be. Continue reading Creating a Canvas Assignment using Kaltura’s Video Quiz Feature
On your mark…
Grab your calendar and mark it now for our Canvas Nights and Canvas Boot Camp sessions in August. Continue reading Canvas Nights & Boot Camps return in August
Every month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas. This month, we cover new WalkMe guides, updates to graded items in context cards, student text notifications, and file uploads and drop-down questions within the mobile app. Continue reading Canvas Corner: April 2017 Edition
Canvas has notified SMU that system maintenance will be performed on Canvas’ authentication systems on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Continue reading Canvas Authentication Maintenance on April 21, 2017
Every month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas.
This month, we cover new WalkMe guides and a couple of updates to discussions in Canvas. Continue reading Canvas Corner: WalkMe Guides, Attachment Edits, and Peer Reviews in Discussions
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
We 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