New features and updates

August 11, 2019

Newly added LTI tools available for all courses

  • Office 365 LTI  This LTI tool offers integration with Microsoft Office 365 in Assignments, Collaborations, Modules, and the Rich Content Editor. Students and instructors can use, create, share, and collaborate on Office 365 files within Canvas. Providing an easy selection and embedding of files from OneDrive, students can submit files from OneDrive. Using the Office 365 LTI instructors can also share a template for student assignments. Prefer Google to Office 365? A Google LTI to use with Canvas will be released in winter quarter 2019.
  • GALE virtual reference library  Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a collection of over 60 Reference eBooks that can be cross-searched, browsed, and viewed on your e-reader. Now you can make the GVRL available to students directly in your course; just make the GVRL visible in the course navigation.

Newly released features from Canvas

  • Anonymous grading  Graders cannot identify students associated with each submission that helps remove grading bias. When anonymous grading is enabled in a course, content creators can create assignments with the option to hide student names from graders.
  • Non-scoring rubrics  Rubrics can be created without point values to create a non-scoring rubric. This feature promotes learning engagement by helping students focus on assignment feedback instead of point values.
  • Analytics BETA  An all new course analytics tool that provides average course grade analytics, comparisons for selected assignments, sections, or students, and the ability to message students individually or based on specific criteria. You can opt-in to the analytics beta by adding it to your course navigation in course settings. Analytics is visible only to instructors, TAs, and admins.