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  • Name change of role for registered students in course rooms in Canvas

    Published Jun 17, 2022

    Soon, the description of registered students will change in the course room in Canvas. Registered students will be referred to as "Registered student" in course rooms, instead of being referred to as ...

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  • Collection of news about updated Canvas functions

    Published Jun 17, 2022

    Since the autumn of 2021, several functions in Canvas have been updated. The features that have been updated include SpeedGrader and New Quizzes.

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  • Upcoming update of the names of course and examination rooms and their sections in Canvas

    Published Jun 03, 2022

    Week 25, at the earliest, IT will make a minor name change on course and examination rooms in Canvas. Course rooms have the Ladok registration code in their names and examination rooms puts the course...

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  • The most important news in Canvas ahead of P3 VT22

    Published Feb 01, 2022

    Do you work practically with education at KTH and have not had the time to update yourself on the news and new functionalities in Canvas at KTH? This webinar gives you a quick rundown ahead of the spr...

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  • Course rooms are linked to the start of the course instead of the period

    Published Jan 18, 2022

    From Spring 2022, how the course room is handled in Canvas is based on the start date of the course instead of the period. This change affects how far in advance the course rooms are available for tea...

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  • Full implementation of KTH's course room template

    Published Dec 21, 2021

    As of Spring, 2022 all new course rooms in Canvas comes with KTH's course room template. A more uniform design in Canvas makes it easier for both students and teachers as several courses have a simila...

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  • Classic Quiz will begin to be phased out in 2022

    Published Dec 13, 2021

    Canvas currently has two quiz engines, Classic Quiz and New Quizzes. In 2022, you will no longer be able to create new Classic Quiz and in 2023, Classic Quiz will completely stop being supported by Ca...

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  • News collection on simplified Canvas features

    Published Nov 10, 2021

    Canvas has updated some features to simplify their use. The features that have been updated are the question banks in New Quizzes, the accessibility checker, the notification settings and SpeedGrader ...

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  • Smoother assessment of proctored campus exams with the help of "KTH Import Exams"

    Published Oct 15, 2021

    Soon it will be possible to assess proctored campus exams in Canvas and SpeedGrader with the help of "KTH Import Exams". During exam period 1, SCI and the ITM school will be able to assess in Canvas a...

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  • Intended learning outcomes – how to formulate them and work with them in Canvas

    Published Sep 09, 2021

    Outcomes-based grading criteria must be introduced on all KTH courses with a graded grading scale, according to the KTH president's decision. So how do you create a good intended learning outcome and ...

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  • News about Canvas and course room template

    Published Sep 03, 2021

    Do you work practically with education at KTH and have not had time to update yourself on what is new in system support for digital learning? Here you get a summary of some important news from the pas...

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  • This is why course rooms in Canvas from VT21 (or older) are read-only

    Published Aug 16, 2021

    From now on, it will be easier to find among your course rooms as completed courses are deactivated and end up in a list of previous courses. In addition, they are read-only, which means that the room...

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  • Getting the most out of Outcomes in Canvas for goal-related grading criteria

    Published Jun 02, 2021

    The function Outcomes gives you as a teacher the possibility to use intended learning outcomes (ILO) with goal-related grading criteria in Canvas. You can connect your goals to different student activ...

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  • KTH's course room template to be introduced in Canvas HT2021

    Published May 03, 2021

    As of Autumn 2020, approximately 30 percent of the course rooms will contain KTH's new course room template, distributed across the various schools. With KTH's course room template, the courses get a ...

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  • Canvas updates in New Quizzes and Assignments

    Published Apr 28, 2021

    Canvas has announced an update regarding a new type of assignment with student annotation and a new button in New Quizzes.

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  • Course rooms will be in a read-only state, starting 60 days after the course end date

    Published Apr 27, 2021

    To make it easier for teachers and students to find active Canvas rooms, a new routine to manage old course rooms in Canvas will be introduced before the autumn term starts in 2021. The course rooms w...

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  • Recommended ways to communicate in Canvas

    Published Apr 13, 2021

    To facilitate the spreading of information to students, E-learning recommends using the Canvas tools "Announcements" and "Inbox", especially for one-way communication. 

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  • Examination rooms will get an end date and be in a read-only state

    Published Mar 29, 2021

    To make it easier for teachers and students to find active Canvas rooms, a new routine to manage old examination rooms in Canvas will be introduced during spring 2021. The examination rooms will get a...

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  • The Canvas function KTH Transfer to Ladok eases the examination process

    Published Mar 23, 2021

    When mechatronics teacher Nihad Subasic of the ITM-school realised how few courses used KTH Transfer to Ladok (T2L), he decided to show his co-workers how they could transfer grades from Canvas to Lad...

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  • Three new functions in Canvas from the 20th of march 2021

    Published Mar 16, 2021

    From 20/3 2021, students will be able to submit documents via their webcam, teachers will be able to create New Quizzes via modules and assignment submissions can be sent back for completion.

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