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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

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]

Following a successful pilot, the Canvas Studio video platform (formerly called Arc) is now available in Canvas for use in all courses. Instructors no longer need to request that Studio be added to their course(s). Canvas Studio is now visible to all Canvas users in the Canvas Global Navigation.   Visit the Studio Guide in the [Read More]

An issue affecting Canvas occurred today between 8:14 p.m. and 8:44 p.m. ITS and Instructure (the vendor for Canvas) confirm that the Canvas service is restored and functioning normally. If you experience any issues with Canvas, please contact 6-TECH. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this issue. If you have questions or need assistance, [Read More]