- Summer and fall 2017 courses have been created — The summer and fall 2017 course shells (with the exception of 900-level courses) have been created in K-State Online. Instructors now have the ability to make changes to their courses to prepare for summer and fall. Enrollments in KSIS will be automatically updated in K-State Online as they occur.
- Updates made to the K-State Online Photo Roster — Features have been added to the Photo Roster including: Instructors can now filter courses by sections, and course Observers and Designers are visible in the Photo Roster. When printing from 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.
- 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 folders in Pages is a new feature being voted on now in the Canvas Community. This feature would Pages to be organized similar to Files.
- Allow "Calculate based only on Graded Assignment" Default Status to be set by Institution is a new feature being voted on now in the Canvas Community. This feature would allow institutions to set the value of this check box to either checked or unchecked by default based on their organization's preference.
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 April 22. 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 April 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.
- Course Setup Tutorial — When viewing the main Canvas index pages, instructors can view a course setup tutorial, which shows the purpose of the page and what to do next. This course setup tutorial replaces the existing Course Setup Checklist.
- Dashboard View Menu — To switch between Recent Activity and Course Cards, the Dashboard toggle has been updated to a settings drop-down menu. This change helps clarify Dashboard customization and aligns design consistency throughout Canvas.
- Pending Enrollments View — When a user is manually added to a course, the pending enrollment only shows the name of the user, the user’s section, and role. Once the user accepts the enrollment, the enrollment displays the enrollment information for the user (email address, login ID, or SIS ID). Previously the enrollment information was also displayed in the pending state.
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K-State Online Canvas is the online learning environment for Kansas State University. K-State Online provides integration with KSIS for course and final grade management, a variety of tools and services to connect student and instructors with the variety of options on the web, mobile apps and mobile browser support, as well as the tools and communication options that instructors, staff and students need.