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Instructure (the vendor for Canvas) has made  a new gradebook available, with added functionality.  The new gradebook is still in beta, but instructors can enable and use it in their course(s) while Instructure continues to add additional features. A word of caution: You will not be able to revert to the old gradebook if you [Read More]

If you have designated a preferred name in UNCGenie, that name will now appear everywhere names are displayed in Canvas. This change makes Canvas consistent with the other services that use preferred names (e.g. Google, Box, WebEx). The change will largely affect students with a preferred name designation. In the past, students’ names would display [Read More]

Update: 11/21/2017 5:45 p.m. The issue with WebEx sessions started from Canvas has been resolved. ITS apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this issue and will continue to monitor the situation. If you have questions or continue to experience problems, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu. {Original Post: 11/21/17 5:05 .pm.} ITS [Read More]

A new native-Canvas tool for viewing and annotating documents will be deployed to Canvas on Tuesday, June 20th. This tool will replace the Box and Crocodoc tools that previously powered document viewing and annotating features in Canvas. The new Canvas document viewer and annotation tool will: Support all of the document types now supported by [Read More]

Update: 6/6/2017, 9:15 a.m. ITS has received confirmation that the issue with  Canvas is now resolved. We are unaware of any ongoing problems at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.  (Original post 6/3/17, [Read More]