Dropout Detective, an application that will give Success Coaches and other student success support staff access to the data they need from Canvas without accessing instructors’ courses, will be demoed on Thurs., June 2 at 3 p.m. in room 1402. All employees are invited to join us to view a live demonstration of Dropout Detective, ask questions of the JUMC Canvas Ad Hoc workgroup and the vendor, and share their thoughts about the application.
As part of Accessibility Action week, we are thrilled to announce that we are one of the first SBCTC colleges to be able to put the UDOIT tool into our Canvas instance!
What is UDOIT? UDOIT is a tool that can quickly check your full course for Accessibility. It also provides information on how to fix any issues that make viewing/using your content difficult or impossible for someone using a screen reader or other assistive device. For example, it will show you how to add styles to your text and alternative text on your images and tables.
As of this Thursday, April 28, you will see it in the left hand navigation in your Canvas classes. It’s a “teacher only” tool so students will not be able to see it.
If you would like to learn more, please join us Thurs., April 28 for a UDOIT Party in Room 4214 from 1:30-3 p.m.! We will show you how to use the UDOIT tool and then let you try it on your own courses. In addition, the Accessibility FLC has put together a handy checklist if you want to check your course that way. FLC Members will be present to help you quickly make improvements.
If you have any questions, please ask!
In the Canvas update scheduled for Sat., April 2, instructors can view calculation improvements in the Gradebook and Quizzes, access student analytics directly from the People page, and more accurately reply to group comments in SpeedGrader. All users benefit from improvements to Notifications and the Assignments submission details page.
- Assignments: Submission Details View
- Gradebook: Individual View Final Grade Decimal Places, Module Sorting and Non-Module Assignments
- Notifications: Notification Preference View
- People: User Menu Analytics Link & Profiles Addition
- Quizzes: Manually Graded Question Quiz Statistics
- SpeedGrader: Group Submission Individual Comments View
Please let us know if you have questions.
Have a great quarter!
Please let your students know about the following Canvas training sessions we’re presenting for Spring Quarter. These orientations will help students learn the basics of Canvas and online learning here at Shoreline.
Friday, March 25 11:30-12:30pm
Monday, March 28 1:30-2:30pm
Students are also welcome and encouraged to visit us in the 1200 building for help anytime or by contacting us for help at (206) 546-6966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Saturday, March 12, Canvas will roll out changes to several feature areas designed to improve user accessibility.