- Updates have been made to the K-State Online Photo Roster—Instructors will now see course Observers and Designers in their Photo Roster. Also when printing the Grid View, there will be 3 tiles per row instead of 2 tiles. This change will reduce the number of pages needed to print the Photo Roster.
- Reminder — K-State Online Classic was retired Jan. 1, 2017. Instructors no longer have the ability to access K-State Online Classic after Jan. 1, 2017. Instructors who need access to their old content in Classic will be required to submit a request form. On Dec 15, 2017, all information residing in K-State Online Classic will be archived and reside permanently offline. At that time, if instructors need access to the old data, a request form will need to be submitted and it may take several weeks to retrieve the information.
- Allow students to view "What-if" scores that include muted assignments is a new feature being voted on now in the Canvas Community. This feature would allow students to calculate the "what-if" score for muted assignments.
- Allow creating multiple private conversations is a new feature being voted on now in the Canvas Community. Currently you can create a new conversation with one or more recipients. If there is already an existing private conversation with the given recipients, it will be reused. But what if you want to force the creation of a new conversation with a different subject? There appears to be no way to do this. This feature would allow you to create multiple private conversations.
Video to enhance face-to-face and/or online instruction, presence, and interaction
Do you want to learn how to use video in different ways to improve instruction, presence, and interaction in both face-to-face and online instruction? Brent Anders, senior electronic media coordinator, recorded a presentation on how video can be created and used to help with instruction of the course content as well as to help establish and increase instructor presence.
K-State Online Updates
Updates to Canvas were released on Jan. 28. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete January Release Notes. In addition to the Canvas release, Information Technology Services releases updates to services and integrations with K-State Online through the month as necessary.
- SCORM Content — SCORM content is included when copying or exporting a Canvas course. This feature helps instructors copy SCORM content seamlessly within Canvas. All SCORM packages display as they were created within the previous course.
- MasteryPaths Assignment Descriptions — When instructors create MasteryPaths and allow students to choose their assignment path, students can view the entire description for each assignment. This change helps students understand what is required for each assignment and select their assignment path accordingly. The description content is content created for the assignment in the Rich Content Editor.
- New Group Set Window — The structure supports randomly assigning students to a group by section. This feature aligns the Group Set menu found in the People page and allows instructors to specifically limit groups to users within a specific section. Section assignments also support instructors in large or cross-listed courses. When this option is selected, students are only grouped together with students from their own section.
- Student Quiz Responses Clarification — When an instructor retains the default quiz option to let students see their quiz responses, the checkbox explanation text mentions that incorrect questions are included in student feedback. This text change helps clarify the functionality of the checkbox in that quiz responses include both the student’s responses and incorrect questions.
- What-If Scores and Muted Assignments — Bug Fix — When students view their grades, What-If Scores entered for muted assignments are calculated in the total grade. Explanation: When a student viewed the Grades page and entered a What-If Score for a muted assignment, the entered value wasn’t calculated in the total grade. Canvas code has been updated to calculate muted grades in What-If Score calculations.
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