Teaching with Canvas

  • Assignments – Re-Upload Submissions Status Page
    • When instructors download all submissions for an assignment and then re-upload them as a zip file, clicking the Upload Files button displays a status page. This page indicates that the files are being processed, which may take a while depending on the file size.
    • Instructors can navigate away from the assignment page if needed. Previously instructors had to wait for all files to be uploaded before they could leave the page.
  • Gradebook – Export Sort Order
    • Instructors who export a Gradebook CSV file view the file in the same order as in the Assignments page.
    • The file sorts by the position (ascending) of the assignment group for an assignment, then by the assignment’s position within the group.
    • Previously the Gradebook export arranged assignment groups by ID, followed by the assignment’s position within the group.
  • Gradebook – Plagiarism Icons
    • When the Turnitin plagiarism review tool is enabled for an assignment, plagiarism reports display for each student submission in the Gradebook. 
    • The icons displayed more accurately portray the plagiarism result by shape. Previously, results were only indicated by color. The plagiarism result displays directly in the Gradebook cell for each submission.
Screenshot of the New gradebook plagiarism icons comparison
(Image: Canvas)

The new icons:

  • Error icon: the submission could not be submitted to Turnitin; resubmit from SpeedGrader
  • Red half-filled circle icon: the similarity score is between 20% and 60%
  • Green circle checkmark icon: the similarity score is between 0% and 20%
  • Solid red circle icon: the similarity score is higher than 60%
  • Clock icon: the submission is being processed by Turnitin
  • The plagiarism icons display when editing a Gradebook cell. Additionally, the Grade Detail Tray also includes the indicated plagiarism icon. For originality reports, the actual percentage can be viewed in the Grade Detail Tray.
Canvas Rich Text Editor ( Image: Canvas)
  •  Updated features pending ERAU deployment:
    •  New Rich Content Editor – now includes autosave feature

Student Experience

  • Students will see the same plagiarism tool icons.
  • Once the new rich content editor is deployed, students will also experience the rich content editor autosave feature.

For a complete production release update information: Canvas Release Notes.


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