New Features in Canvas, Video Round-Up, Pandemic Edition

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Since the pandemic began, Canvas has introduced many new and updated features!  In case you missed some of these changes, here is a list of video/guide links for the most helpful updates. If you have any questions about any of this new and improved functionality, please let us know. 



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New Analytics

  • New Analytics: CSV Reports  (9/19/20): New Analytics provides downloadable CSV files for missing assignments, late assignments, excused assignments, the class roster, and course activity data. Using APIs, all reports provide real-time data except for the Course Activity report, which includes data that may be delayed up to 24 hours. Additionally, all report data is verified against user permissions.


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  • SpeedGrader: Comment Library (6/19/21): Comments can be added and saved for reuse within SpeedGrader.
  • SpeedGrader: Submission Reassignments (3/20/21): In SpeedGrader, instructors can reassign an assignment with a due date to an individual student and ask them to redo their submission.
  • Mastery Learning Gradebook: The Learning Mastery Gradebook helps instructors and admins assess the outcome standards being used in Canvas courses. This gradebook helps institutions measure student learning for accreditation and better assess the needs of their students.


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