Canvas Updates

New Features

Mute Notifications by Course

Have a course from which you don't want Canvas notification emails? Mute notifications for the course (available to faculty and students)!

Bulk Due Date Changes

Tired of the many clicks required to update due dates for each term? Use the new Edit Assignment Due Dates feature to update all course due dates from a single page in Canvas.

Rubric Access is Moving

Ever had trouble finding the rubrics in your course? The Rubrics link has moved to the course menu.

Limit Assignment Submission Attempts

Looking for a way to limit the number of times a student can re-submit a document for an assignment? Canvas now allows you to create or edit your assignment and set the number of allowed attempts.

Direct Share Feature

Sharing Canvas content with a colleague but don't want to add them to your course? Use the Direct Share feature in Canvas to quickly share assignments, quizzes and more.

Hide Course Summary Details

Do you use the Syllabus page but don't like the chronological listing of assignments? You can now hide the assignment listing with editing the Syllabus page.

Updated Item

SpeedGrader access restored in grades

Did you miss getting to SpeedGrader through the assignment column header in grades? We did too. Thankfully, Canvas gave it back to us.

Canvas Academy

Are you looking for some core Canvas training or refresher course that you can complete at your own pace and on your own time? Consider requesting to participate in the online, self-paced Canvas Academy. Join as an individual or as a group of colleagues. Contact us for more information or to request in-person trainings for your unit.

Future Update: New Quizzes

Canvas is developing a new quiz creation tool, New Quizzes, which will eventually replace the old Quizzes tool. New Quizzes is not currently available in for-credit Canvas courses, but users can start experimenting with the tool in a Canvas Studio site. Learn more about the New Quizzes tool or review some frequently asked questions about the New Quizzes tool.

Gradescope Updates

Gradescope is a suite of tools designed to make grading of hand-written student work and computer coding assignments more consistent, fair, and efficient.

  • Teams of instructors and graduate teaching assistants can grade scanned exams asynchronously, with or without rubrics
  • One instructor can grade the same question in all exams, across all sections of a course, (and modify the scores for multiple exams simultaneously)
  • A faculty member may review all grading by a single TA and quickly make adjustments
  • Graders can re-use comments/feedback in multiple exams (or modify for individual students)
  • Gradescope also allows instructors to incorporate auto-graded bubble sheet and other short-answer question types in their exams and assignments
  • The analytics provide both summary statistics and detailed item analysis
  • Participate in or view recorded Gradescope webinars

Upcoming Features

Preview New Canvas Features on Instructure's website: what's in development and what has been recently released.

Requests for Canvas

Did you ever wish Canvas did XYZ? Or wonder why in the world it doesn’t do ABC? Instructure has an online Canvas community for users to submit ideas. The OSU Canvas team can submit a request for you (we start by checking if anyone has already submitted a similar request). Just send us an email: [email protected]

If there’s a tool or system you’d like to integrate with Canvas, the Learn@OregonState Advisory Committee meets regularly to review requests. We evaluate proposed integrations for any impact to contracts, data security, accessibility and user training and support. You may download a tool request form, describe your request, and submit it to [email protected]

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