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The UO Canvas learning management system is provided and supported by the UO Libraries' Center for Media and Educational Technology.

i>Clicker Session added to Spring 2017 schedule of CMET training sessions

Join us on Friday, April 7th at 10 am in RM 41 at the Knight Library for an engaging session on i>clickers in the classroom!  Leading the session will be Tricia Salata from i>clicker and our own Mike Urbancic, Instructor & Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies Department of Economics. 

The focus of the session is to present new and engaging ideas on the many creative ways clickers can be used and how they can be used in any size course.  Whether you have never used i>clickers or are a long time user, join us.  We know you’ll walk away with new ideas.  We’ll have food too! 

Note there are other sessions listed further down the page that are being held during spring break.  Check them out too!

i>clicker Registration Link


What's New in Canvas?

  • On February 18th Canvas rolled out a tool called a "Context Card."  When you click on a student's name anywhere it appears as a link in Canvas, and you will see the Context Card. It is shown here in the right column.  While there is a considerable amount of information about the students' performance, such as their grade, analytics, number of missing assignments, etc.  The most popular addition to the Card is that there is an email link, located near the top right corner of the card.  The student can be emailed from here. The Context Card will also appear in Grades and Discussions. Note that only Instructors can see Context Cards.

  • Plagiarism detection software is now integrated into Canvas. For more information and instructions on how to use VeriCite, check out VeriCite

  • Using a Content Page for the home page in Canvas will now display announcements, as does the Course Activity Stream. To set this up, go to Settings>More Options (at the bottom of the page) and put a check in the "Show recent announcements on Course home page."  The number of announcements shown can be set to 1 up to 15. 

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Spring Canvas Hands-on Sessions Registration

Join us to become more accomplished with Assignments, Grades, and the New VeriCite Interface, plus a session on Canvas for New Users!

Spring Session Registration Link

Bring your laptop, or we'll provide one for you.  See you in March!

 Grades - Part 1 (Assignments) - Wednesday, March 29th:  1:30 - 2:30 pm

 Topics for the session: 

  • Course Settings re. showing grade totals to students
  • Creating different types of assignments, quizzes, not graded, graded discussions and more
  • We’ll also look at assignment groups, weighting grades, and their relationship to Grades.

 Grades - Part 2 (Grades - Putting it all together) - Thursday,  March 30th:10:00 - 11:00 am

 Topics for the session: 

  • The Grades interface
  • Weighting Grades
  • Speed Grader
  • Grading schemes
  • Importing and  exporting grades

 The New VeriCite - Thursday, March 30th: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • In spring 2017, we have the continued ability to use VeriCite embedded in SpeedGrader.  So, no more setting up two assignments or using the VeriCite External Tool and not having SpeedGrader for document markup!  The new interface is great, and exactly what many instructors have requested!  In 30-45 minutes, instructors will learn how to transition from the External Tool VeriCite to the use of VeriCite in SpeedGrader.

 New to Canvas? Come on by! - Friday, March 31st: 10:30 - 11:30 am

  • This session is designed for those new to Canvas, whether Faculty, Instructor or GE, join us for a session that will help you get your course site ready for the start of the Spring 2017 Term


VeriCite is now more integrated with SpeedGrader

At the end of 2016 Educational Technology and Canvas Support completed testing and put the new Deeper VeriCite Integration into our Canvas Production instance.  What does this mean?  No need to use the VeriCite external tool, just click the box on the Assignment screen that says "Enable VeriCite Submissions". Instructors can see the students' originality scores and even view the Report on the SpeedGrader screen.  No more creating two assignments!!! Documentation for Instructors and Students about VeriCite is now available.


Request Course Merges Spring 2017 & Summer/Summer Law 2017

Please fill out the course merge form for the specific term below, we recommend requesting course merges as early as possible. Please note the deadlines below.


Canvas Faculty Panel Podcasts

On May 13, 2016 Educational Technology and Canvas Support hosted a series of presentations by 5 faculty on their use of Canvas.  For more information and to listen to the podcasts, go here!!


Additional links:

Canvas Migration Advisory Committee

The Canvas course management system has been used at the UO since 2015. Many UO courses are using it to provide online course materials. Uses range from providing the syllabus, to course readings, to grade information, to online class discussion and homework submission, to in several cases a fully online class. Prior to Canvas, the UO Libraries provided Blackboard access and support from 1999-2015.

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