Send on Remind
Description: The district has recently purchased a district-wide subscription to the Remind Communication Tool. “By integrating Remind with Canvas, you can drive student engagement by sending attachments and resources directly to their phones. Each message includes a link back to Canvas to make it simple to stay informed and involved. The Remind integration lets educators save time and improve productivity by eliminating the clutter and confusion of multiple platforms. And you can do it all without leaving Canvas.” – from Canvas blog
- Along with sharing your Canvas content, you can send students links from over 20 connected applications, including Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.
New Canvas Feature: Direct Share of Assignments
Description: Direct Share allows instructors to copy individual course items to another course and share individual items with other users. This change allows content to be shared directly in Canvas without having to use a secondary repository like Commons. The “Send To” and “Copy To” options are located in the settings menu of the content item needing to be shared. For more information, here’s the Canvas Release Page about Direct Share.
- Creates a simpler and quicker process for sharing and copying specific content items
- Example Teacher Use Cases:
- “Send To” could be used for quick sharing of common assessments and other content to teachers
- “Copy To” could be an efficient way to copy something you create for one course and import it into a different Canvas course
- Sharing options are not currently available from the Modules Page
- LTI content and Quizzes using Question Banks may not copy or send to other users
- Here’s the new Feature Video
New Rich Content Editor (RCE)
Description: The new Rich Content Editor (RCE) toolbar has a more streamlined design and the menus are better grouped by common icons and interactions. For more information about the new features and differences, here’s the Canvas Release Page about the New Rich Content Editor.
- Notable differences:
- Toolbar contains one row instead of two
- There is no longer a Content Selector on the right side
- New “Options” pop-up button for Images and Files
- New “plug-in” icon for third party apps
- Unsplash is replacing Flickr images