Introducing Ally: Accessible formats for course files

Ally, provided by Blackboard, generates alternative formats of course files uploaded by instructors—such as text that is readable by a screen reader, electronic braille, or audio—that students can download and use to support their learning. Ally’s alternative formats feature is now available in all Canvas courses. To make course content easily accessible to all students,…

New features and updates

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…

Reminder: End-of-quarter checklist

The end-of-quarter checklist provides pointers for wrapping up your Canvas course: submitting grades, conducting an inventory of course content for use in a future session, exporting course content, and marking the course read-only for students. And because quarters come and go so quickly, you may want to check out the start-of-quarter UW Canvas checklist.