Canvas Plus: February 2024 Edition

Canvas +: Updates & new features in SMU's Instructional TechnologiesIn our Canvas Plus Monthly, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in the Canvas LMS and any updates to academic technology and software integrated with our Canvas instance. All updates are made available within Canvas by the 3rd weekend of the month. Continue reading Canvas Plus: February 2024 Edition

Changes to Turnitin AI Detection Tool at SMU

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As we constantly adapt to the changes in educational technologies, we have an important update regarding our use of the Turnitin anti-plagiarism tool. Since last year, SMU has been participating in a beta trial of Turnitin’s AI-based anti-plagiarism detection tool. However, as of December 31, 2023, SMU’s temporary license will expire for this specific function of Turnitin due to its extremely limited success and negative track-record. Continue reading Changes to Turnitin AI Detection Tool at SMU

Faculty Technology Workshops Return in 2024… FTW!

First up, Academic Technology Services will host the Canvas workshop Final Grades & Wrapping Up Your Canvas Course on December 6, 2023, at 11 a.m. As the semester comes to an end, let’s do a check of your Canvas course before submitting grades to my.SMU. In this workshop, we will cover final grades in Canvas by reviewing assignment scoring, assignment groups, and the gradebook.

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Back-to-School Boot Camp

Starting in January, the Back-to-School Boot Camp returns. Whether you are new to Canvas, or you need a refresher before the next term, our upcoming Faculty Technology Workshops have all you need to hit the ground running. Check out our upcoming sessions! Continue reading Faculty Technology Workshops Return in 2024… FTW!