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New Canvas features have been enabled by UNCG ITS as of May 15, 2020. More information from UNCG ITS: 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 […]

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As you prepare for the fall 2020 semester and you find that you are in need of some basic Canvas assistance or would like to learn more about the basic functionality of commonly used Canvas features then request to be added to the CVPA Introduction to Canvas self-paced course. Contact derice@uncg.edu if you would like […]

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You are invited to join the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop facilitated by Dr. Racheal Brooks of NCCU. This workshop introduces participants to the Quality Matters Rubric and how to apply its standards to develop high-quality online courses and evaluate them.   This workshop occurs over 2 afternoons virtually in Zoom:    Wednesday, 05/13/2020, […]

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On March 16 UNCG officially offered Zoom to faculty and staff for use in various applications throughout the University community. Since that time there have been some security concerns with securing Zoom meetings and best practices associated with using the tool. UNCG ITS has compiled knowledge base articles that address Zoom security issues and “Zoom […]

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ITS has announced that Google Hangouts Meets has expanded its feature set through July 1, 2020. From UNCG ITS: The following changes have been made: Meetings allow up to 250 participants per call. Live streaming allows up to 100,000 viewers from within the UNCG domain. Meetings can be recorded and saved to Google Drive in […]

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From UNCG ITS: As of March 16, Zoom is available alongside UNCG’s other videoconferencing options, Webex and Google Meet. All UNCG faculty, staff, and students are eligible for accounts. UNCG Information Technology Services (ITS) added this service to meet the rising demand for videoconferencing solutions in light of COVID-19-related remote-instruction mandates. View more information about […]

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From ITS: 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 by the Center for Distributed Learning at the University of Central […]

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Respondus Monitor and Lockdown Browser are now available for faculty use. Respondus Monitor uses the student’s webcam to create a recording of the student’s behavior during an online assessment. Respondus LockDown Browser is an application that prevents students from accessing other websites, tools, and resources during online assessment. More information from ITS here. From UNCG ITS: SUPPORT AND RESOURCES […]

UNCG Library webinar series for Spring 2020. All webinars are 30 minutes and recorded and closed captioned after the sessions through YouTube. For details, sign ups, and host information, check out the UNCG Webinars webpage. Online Learning & Innovation Series: Sign Up! “Canvas Studio: Embedding Quizzes in Lecture Capture Videos”, Thursday, January 23rd at 1pm […]

Canvas Studio is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media. Canvas Studio is enabled in your course by default. The following information was adapted for UNCG from Instructure Canvas Guides.  The Canvas Studio user interface provides an interactive video tool that allows students and instructors to […]