At the end of Winter Quarter there was an issue with Canvas locking out some students prematurely from their courses. The root of this problem was discovered as a programming problem with data (specifically course end dates) not updating in some courses.
To prevent this from happening again next quarter we will be checking dates periodically within Canvas. As there are over 2500 courses in Canvas we will need your help so be on the look out for a reminder around Mid-Quarter to verify your course end dates.
If you have specific question regarding the Term End Issue, please feel free to contact me directly via email at email@example.com
Instructure (the makers of CANVAS) schedules monthly improvements and bug fixes to it’s product. Feature Upgrades are requested by the Canvas community of which Bellevue College is a member, along with 300+ other institutions.
Subscribing to Release Notes
Submitting and Liking Feature Upgrades
Feature Upgrades are usually released every 3 weeks, the process is also a community effort as Instructure will announce a release, open the changes up for review and testing, then after testing if everything works as it should will upgrade the product.
A release schedule will usually look like the following:
The next feature upgrade is scheduled for Saturday March 30, 2013. You can review changes here and provide feedback until Monday March 25th.
Over Spring Break Bellevue College will be moving to the new Calendar with in Canvas called Calendar 2. You can review the improved changes here http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/m/4152/l/59600-how-is-the-new-calendar-different-from-the-old-calendar
We are Launching a new brand for our A109 training center and calling it our Technology Learning & Connections Center. We will be offering much more than just workshops and walkin support for the Spring Quarter, we will be offering evening and saturday hours. Also for the first time ever we will be hosting a live webinar on Saturdays for those off campus or out of state to join in on for Canvas help.
We are also OPEN during Spring Break. Visit the Technology Learning & Connections Center in A109
|Monday 3/25 – Thursday 3/29||9:00am||7:00pm|
Saturday Live Webinars (March 23rd and 30th) Click on Icon or go to http://depts.bellevuecollege.edu/ir/news/live-canvas-support-webinar-for-faculty-saturday-march-23rd-and-march-31st/