01/13/21 Wednesday EdTech Update!

Beginning of the Semester Resources

Need to update your Canvas dashboard? Consult the newest academic planning calendar documents? Publish your course? Open your course early? Find answers to these questions and more in our “Beginning of the Semester Resources” blog article.


VoiceThread Update: New Assignment Builder

The new updates for the VoiceThread Assignment Builder are officially live! It’s now easier than ever to build a VoiceThread assignment in Canvas.

Note: If you want to use a comment-based assignment from a previous semester, you’ll need to first create a clean master copy.


Canvas Update: New Rich Content Editor

The changes to the rich content editor that were announced in December are officially live! Please note that this impacts how you access Ensemble (to upload a video) as well as how to link to a document (e.g. syllabus).

Overview of the New Rich Content Editor

Canvas Update: Student View Button

You might have noticed that “Student View” is no longer one of the links on the right-side menu from your homepage — that’s because it’s now available on EVERY page in Canvas!

Wherever you are in your Canvas course, you can click on the icon of a pair of glasses in the upper right corner of your screen to see the page from a student’s perspective.


Canvas Pro Tip: Adding People to Canvas Courses

If you need to add a TA or colleague to a course in Canvas, please complete the request form below and ETS will process it as quickly as possible.

Add People to Canvas Request Form

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