Updates to myCourses for Saturday February 18th, 2017

February 17, 2017

by UNH IT Staff

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 2/18 myCourses Production Release:

We’d like to highlight two new specific updates for this upcoming release, the Student Context Card and the Add User workflow.

Student Context Card:

Instructors can now view more standardized interaction with student data in a course. With the Student Context Card feature, instructors can click a student’s name in a course (from the People page) and view a sidebar-type overlay that shows quick insights and context about the student. (Users with student roles cannot view context cards in a course.) For more details, please see the Student Context Card section of the Production Release Notes.

Add Users Process:

When adding a user to a course, instructors benefit from an improved workflow process. This new workflow only applies to adding users with a role other than student. (The Registrar's Office handles all those additions.) Instructors now have the option to select up to three search types to locate users: email address, login ID, and SIS ID. This is really the way it has been all along, we have just encouraged Instructors to use either the Login ID or the SIS ID (UNH 9 Digit ID) and we still do! In rare cases, it is possible for users to have multiple valid UNH emails but every user has only one valid login ID and only one valid SIS ID.


Find the full text of the release notes as well as the New Feature Screencast here:


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