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Who: Faculty, staff, and students What: Mandatory update to Canvas database When: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, starting at 3:40 a.m. EDT and lasting up to 10 minutes Less than five minutes of downtime for Canvas is expected during this maintenance event. For technical assistance, please submit a 6-TECH ticket, call 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324), or email 6-TECH@uncg.edu.

Instructors teaching on-campus course(s) that were converted to hybrid for Fall 2020 will see multiple sections of their same course in Canvas. These additional sections will have letters appended to the section numbers. Letters are added to course sections to coincide with the student groupings that have been created in UNCGenie.  For example: BIO 100-01 [Read More]

On May 15, 2020, several new features will be available in Canvas. Improved Rich Content Editor (RCE) The RCE is used to add and format content in Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, and the Syllabus. The improvements to the RCE include the following new features and functions: The toolbar has a condensed, more intuitive look. The [Read More]

Who: Turnitin users in Canvas What: Turnitin emergency maintenance window When: Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Turnitin suggests limiting submissions during the four-hour maintenance window because there may be interruptions in service. For technical assistance, please submit a 6-TECH ticket, call 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324), or email 6-TECH@uncg.edu

Who: Faculty and staff Canvas users What: Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) The Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool, or UDOIT, helps faculty identify accessibility issues in Canvas course content. With the click of a button, UDOIT scans a course, generates a report, and provides resources on how to address common accessibility issues. Created [Read More]