Canvas News

The UO Canvas learning management system is provided and supported by Information Services and the Office of the Provost.

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What's New in Canvas?

New Gradebook

The New Gradebook in Canvas was turned on June 19th, 2019. The New Gradebook has many new features, including different views and filter options. Users can also set a penalty for late work. The UO Online team will be hosting workshops before Fall term to help faculty get acquainted with the new look of the Gradebook.  Documentation for the New Gradebook is available online here: New Gradebook. As best practice, please don’t forget to export your Gradebook as the term ends and keep it for your records. 

Canvas New Gradebook Workshops:

Check out the offerings as published in Around the O


Panopto Video Platform

New to the University of Oregon - June 14, 2019

Panopto is a video platform where users can record video presentation, manage existing video files and stream them to any device.  It is a powerful tool with captions, variable speed playback, searchable transcripts, embedded quizzes and more, all features of Panopto that support and enhance teaching and learning. Until now the Lundquist College of Business, the College of Education, and the School of Music & Dance were the only schools and colleges at the University of Oregon that had subscriptions to Panopto. Beginning today, June 14, 2019 Panopto will be available to everyone at the University of Oregon. Check out the Panopto Video Platform page for more information.


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Canvas Update - July 13, 2019

The July 13, 2019 update to Canvas included the addition of a Grade Posting Policy in the New Gradebook. Canvas has changed the “Mute” option for an assignment from assignment-wide to an individual level. Automatically posted grades are the equivalent of an unmuted assignment with immediate grade posting.  Manually posted grades allows the instructor to hide all grades until they choose to post the grades.  Note; the Mute icon has been replaced with an eye icon - image of transparent eye. When an instructor enters a grade for a manually posted assignment, the icon changes to a solid state (orange) to show the assignment has been assigned grades that are not visible to a student - Image of translucent/orange eye.  This Grade Posting Policy is controlled by clicking on the Gear icon image of gear (settings) icon.  and clicking on the Grade Posting Policy tab. Watch for the next Canvas update, coming July 13, 2019. Interested in learning more about this update?  Go to:

The next Canvas Update is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Request Canvas Course Merges for Winter and Spring Law 2020

A merged course is automatically generated for cross-listed courses:

Cross-listed courses automatically have three Canvas course shells created from which you can choose: one for the 4xx course, one for the 5xx course, and one for the 4xx/5xx course. For example, GEOL407/507 has three Canvas course shells automatically created for you: GEOL 407, GEOL 507, and GEOL 407/507. You can use any of these and leave the others unpublished.

Other Courses:

If you are teaching more than one session of a course, (e.g. GEOL 102 twice or more in a term) and the merged course is not already created automatically, you can request to merge your Canvas courses.

Please fill out the course merge form for the applicable 2019 term below. We recommend requesting course merges as early as possible, however the merge might not be completed until close to the start of the term. Please note the deadlines for merges, by term.

Please feel free to start working in one of your courses while you wait for the merge, in the form there is an opportunity to let us know which CRN you will be working on so we can save that content during the merge process.

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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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