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New Features in Canvas 10/19/2012

New Features in Canvas 10/19/2012

In case you did not know this, Canvas has two apps, Speedgrader and Canvas.  Speedgrader is for grading student submissions (unfortunately, the new feature of Speedgrader to comment directly on a student assignment does not work in this app).  Canvas is for faculty and students, allowing you to access course content, discussions, and communicating with other folks in your course.

Canvas is coming out with some updates to the Canvas app - for more details go to http://help.instructure.com/entries/22183846-canvas-for-ios-1-7-release-notes-featuring-pull-to-refresh.  Bottom line is that 

  • you now will be able to refresh your feed without having to leave the app by pulling on the screen.
  • you will be able to see profile information about someone else in your class
  • students will be able to see rubrics associated with particular assignments
  • more of the content will now be available through the iOS.
Content release date: Friday, October 19, 2012