While you are preparing for the upcoming spring semester, you will notice a few feature enhancements and changes within the learning management system. The most prominent change will be the new Rich Content Editor (RCE), which has been available to test since February 2020. Along with this change, we will be enabling enhancements for student assignments and there will be slight changes to the Gradebook and the Upload/Record Media button in the RCE.
It is important for instructors to create consistency for their students. Using a few key features in CarmenCanvas, including announcements, will remove unnecessary barriers to learning and can reduce stress for both students and instructors.
While you are building your courses for next semester, you may notice a few new features in CarmenCanvas, including a new dashboard view, multiple-file upload for modules and the removal of the Conferences tool, BigBlueButton.
Summer semester may look a bit different this year, but CarmenCanvas is still upgrading and innovating to improve the online teaching and learning experience. Find out what’s new in the LMS and get a quick refresher on the typical start-of-term happenings.
Take advantage of two different tools within CarmenCanvas that give you and your students the option to share personal pronouns and proper name pronunciations. These tools aim to be inclusive of our diverse student population and help customize interactions between course participants.
At the end of the Spring ’20 semester, a new and improved RCE will replace the current version in CarmenCanvas—but it’s also available now for you to explore. We encourage you to test out the new RCE in your courses by opting in on the Course Settings page.
Whether you’re coming back for another semester or beginning your Ohio State journey this autumn, there are several tools, integrations and opportunities you should be aware of to support your teaching strategy. Learn what students have to say about CarmenCanvas, try out our new academic web conferencing tool, explore technology integrations and scope out affordability strategies. Learn what’s new in the eLearning landscape and set yourself up for successful courses this term.
Dr. Laura Deeter, Professor of Horticulture Technologies at Ohio State ATI, has been named the 2019 Canvas Educator of the Year - Professor. The Educator of the Year Awards recognize "exceptional educators who are positively impacting the lives of K-20 students". This year, Dr. Deeter gamified her course Plant Identification (HORTTEC 2110T) and gave students a unique and exciting learning experience.