The following information will introduce you to what’s new in Canvas for Spring 2017.
Using OneClass Chrome Extension? Remove It and Change Your PennKey Password
Piazza has a new opt-in feature called Piazza Careers. When students create Piazza accounts for their courses, they will see a prompt to join Piazza Careers.
It is recommended that students who do not want to share their personal information select the option labelled “I don’t need any help . . .” and then click on the “Continue” button.
If you decide to join Piazza Careers, you can click on the Control what information is shared link below the second option to apply advanced settings to information-sharing in Piazza Careers.
When you click on Control what information is shared, this pop-up will appear:
Comprehensive documentation for Turnitin is now available on Canvas at Penn: Turnitin Instructions: Instructors & Students
Cengage Mindlinks/Aplia LTI
Instructors using Cengage Mindlinks (a.k.a Aplia) can add this tool Canvas Sites via the “Navigation” tab under a site’s Settings (displays as “Cengage”) and Modules (displays as “Cengage Learning Mindlinks”): Instructor Guide for Aplia Integration in Canvas.
No More Scheduler: Create Appointment Groups in the Calendar
As of Spring 2017, Canvas has replaced the Scheduler feature with the ability to create Appointment Groups via the Calendar. This change has been made to provide a better user experience–both for those creating Appointment Groups, as well as for those signing up for them: Canvas Appointment Instructions.
Please note that you can remove system-wide announcements from your Canvas User Dashboard.
Want to be notified whenever changes are coming to Canvas? Follow Canvas at Penn! Canvas operates on a three-week release cycle, and all upcoming release information is posted to Canvas at Penn several days before these changes will take place.
If you ever have any questions about what’s new in Canvas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017