Technology News

Information Technology Services

A new Library Resources link now appears in the navigation for every course in Canvas. The Library Resources link directs both instructors and students to the Research Guide that a librarian curated specifically for the course and/or subject. If no Research Guide exists for the course or subject, a generic library guide will appear. Additional [Read More]

Earlier this year (March 2018) ITS announced that the new Canvas gradebook was made available for enablement by instructors on a course-by-course basis. In order for the new gradebook to be used during Winter session, it will be automatically enabled in all courses on December 10 after grades are due. The overall functionality and setup [Read More]

Update (Resolved): 10/29/2018, 1:15 p.m. An issue at Instructure (the vendor who provides Canvas) occurred this morning that affected their connection to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage platform that Canvas uses for file storage. This issue was first acknowledged at 10:52 a.m. and was announced as resolved at 12:32 p.m. Canvas file uploads and [Read More]

A new, easier-to-use-Turnitin integration is now available in Canvas.  This integration, known as the Plagiarism Framework, is designed for instructors that are only interested in using Turnitin for plagiarism detection and do not wish to use Turnitin Feedback studio.   When using the Plagiarism Framework, the option to turn on Plagiarism Review is found in the settings [Read More]

Canvas experienced latency issues, preventing users from being able to login from approximately 7:45-8:15pm. Canvas posted information about its service on its status page. Information Technology Services (ITS) will continue to monitor the situation, but it appears the problems are resolved at this time. If you have questions or are still experiencing issues, please contact 6-TECH at (336) [Read More]