April 21, 2016, by Peter Doughty
myCourses by Canvas operates on a three-week release cycle through which features are added or updated. Academic Technology Teaching and Learning Support blogs highlights from myCourses’ production release notes, a link to these notes, and other relevant content in the days surrounding a production release.
Here are the highlights of the 4/23 myCourses Production Release:
Wrapped Assignments and Event Titles: The Calendar-Month view supports text-wrapping for events and assignment titles...
April 12, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
UNH Exchange email will soon use
Proofpoint on our mail gateway to
improve email hygiene.
It’s finally here; spring at UNH. Time to open the windows, clear out the clutter, and give everything a good scrubbing. Here at UNH Information Technology, we’re taking spring-cleaning to the next level; we’re doing the same to your email.
Proofpoint Arrives April 18th
Starting Monday, April 18th, UNH IT replaces our mail gateway service that receives incoming email from outside the...
March 30, 2016, by Peter Doughty
This myCourses updates summary is shorter than usual as most of the production release pertains to the administration of myCourses. There is at least one notable user feature though, which is outlined below.
Notification Preference View: On the Notifications page, the notification option menus can be changed without hovering your cursor over a row-column intersection. This change improves accessibility allowing notification options to be accessed by all users. Enabled notifications are shown...
March 14, 2016, by Peter Doughty
Here is a summary of the most recent myCourses production release:
Analytics & Page Views Table: Account, course, and user analytics can be viewed in graph or table view. To view data in tables, toggle the analytics view at the top of the page. Tables apply to every graph in its respective page, and each column defines the data within its respective graph. This change improves accessibility and allows keyboard users to access additional data that could previously only be viewed by hovering...
February 18, 2016, by Alicia Medros
This is an exciting weekend as far as updates to myCourses go. There are a number of changes in this update that you will immediately notice when you start using the system. Most of them are visual rather than functional, but there are a few changes in functionality that I think will be welcomed by many.
You can read all of the nitty gritty details from Canvas here: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-6092
And the summarized highlights on the changes you are most likely to notice are...
February 3, 2016, by Alicia Medros
Back in December we had done a blog post on the results of the survey sent to all students enrolled in a course that used myCourses in Fall 2015 and shared the overall positive response as well as a few areas where they identified a need for improvement. If you missed that post, check it out here: http://www.unh.edu/it/news/2015/12/the-results-are-in
I wanted to take a few minutes to also share with you some of the feedback from faculty as well. Over 50 faculty who participated in the...
January 29, 2016, by Alicia Medros
Welcome back to campus! It is great to see the energy returning to the empty buildings and sidewalks, and the re-opening of the coffee stops convenient to those of us who work in the library.
This weekend we will get our standard, every 3 weeks, update to myCourses from Canvas. Luckily for us, this is a very minor update and many users will not even notice the changes. There are two user interface changes I do want to point out:
When a user views a module item, the Previous and Next...
January 8, 2016, by Alicia Medros
Happy New Year everyone! If, like me, you thought the holidays were over and it was back to the regular grind it will come as a pleasant surprise to get a final gift from Canvas. This weekend's regularly scheduled release is once again full of new and updated features that started as user requests in the Canvas Community and will improve both the student and faculty experience!
Highlights of the updates you will see as of Sunday morning are listed below and you can review the full release...
December 21, 2015, by Alicia Medros
The results are in and one thing is clear, the student experience in myCourses for the Fall Pilot was overwhelmingly a positive one.
We sent out a survey to all students enrolled in at least one course using myCourses this fall and over 90% of the 700 responders indicated that the overall experience was Excellent or Good!
Congratulations to all the instructors who participated in this pilot and supported the students through this transition, 46% of the students used their Professor or TA...
December 8, 2015, by Alicia Medros
UPDATE - This release has been moved back one week and will happen on Saturday 12/19
In the spirit of the holiday season and giving to others Canvas has prepared a new release full of new features and functions that started as user requests in the Canvas Community. Below are details on some of the updates I am particularly excited about that I think will be extremely useful and, as always, you can view the full release notes in the Canvas Community: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-...