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Turnitin Maintenance on Saturday, March 15th

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
iParadigms

Scheduled Maintenance on March 15th
Service Announcement

Turnitin service may be intermittently unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, March 15th, 2014, from 7 to 11 AM U.S. Pacific Time (click for local time). An announcement will appear for users within Turnitin in advance of when the system will be unavailable for this scheduled maintenance. This maintenance will affect Turnitin and TurnitinUK users.

Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.

Thank you for working with us as we improve Turnitin.

Sincerely,

The Turnitin Team
www.turnitin.com

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Upcoming Canvas LIVE Web Sessions

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

There is a new topic Join us for Canvas LIVE! February 2013 in forum ‘Community Activities and Announcements’


  • Mobile Series: Canvas Mobile 2.0 for iPad, Android, iPhone

    Join the Canvas Mobile Product Team for a closer look at Mobile 2.0 features. Discover the new Dashboard, Grade Peek, Course and Global Notifications, Course Home Pages, Modules, Quizzes, and External Apps.

    Facilitator: Jordan Dayton and Canvas Mobile Team
    Audience:
    All (Instructors, Course designers, Admins, Support)
    Level:
    Introductory

    Sessions:

    Thursday, February 13, 2013 at 9am MST
    Thursday, February 13, 2013 at 1pm MST

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    A Tour of the Canvas Conference Tool (BigBlueButton)

    Ever used the conference tool in Canvas? Want to try? This session will give participants a tour of the Conference button in Canvas and offer tips and suggestions on best ways to leverage conferences in your courses.

    Facilitator: Jordan Dayton, Instructure with Frederick Dixon from BigBlueButton
    Audience: All (Instructors, Course designers, Admins, Support)
    Level: Introductory

    Sessions:

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9am MST
    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1pm MST

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Update from Canvas: Brief (five-minute) maintenance event on Thursday, 12/19/13

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Instructure
Canvas Status Update
Brief (five-minute) maintenance event scheduled for Thursday, 12/19 between 2:30 AM and 3:00 AM Eastern Time

Instructure will conduct a very brief (<15 minutes) preventative maintenance event between 2:30 AM and 3:00 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, 12/19/13 in order to apply critical upgrades to Canvas.  Users will be unable to access or use Canvas during the event.

Turnitin Maintenance on Saturday, December 21st

Friday, December 6th, 2013

iParadigms

Scheduled Maintenance on December 21st

Service Announcement

Hello,

Turnitin service may be intermittently unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, December 21st, 2013, from 7 to 11 AM U.S. Pacific Time (click for local time). An announcement will appear for users within Turnitin in advance of when the system will be unavailable for this scheduled maintenance.

Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.

Thank you for working with us as we improve Turnitin.

Sincerely,

The Turnitin Team
www.turnitin.com

Stay Updated at All Times

Providing a fast, reliable and secure service is something that Turnitin takes seriously. Stay current with Turnitin’s system status, performance, security, and scheduled maintenance updates via the Turnitin System Status page or via Twitter at@TurnitinStatus.

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CanvasLIVE! webinar this month: Assignments

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Thursday, 9/26/2013

Join the Canvas Community Team for a CanvasLIVE! webinar this month. Our primary topic is ASSIGNMENTS.

CanvasLIVE is a free webinar series designed to give Canvas users additional training and an opportunity to share their knowledge with the community. Each session includes a brief tutorial on a Canvas tool or feature, focused demonstration, and a short Q&A with Canvas experts. Join us to learn something new and share your ideas and best practices with other Canvas users.

Find the schedule, more info, and register here:
http://guides.instructure.com/m/4151/l/140653

Canvas Mobile 2.0

Friday, August 30th, 2013

A new mobile app for both Apple and Android is now available. It has sweeping UI and functionality changes. If you want to check out what it’s going to be like you can watch Mark Suman showcase it at InstructureCon: Mobile State of the Union.

Respondus 4.0 Training Webinars: March 27 & 28

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

We’re holding training webinars for creating content in Respondus 4.0 at the end of the month, and I hope you’ll join us.

These free sessions are only 45 minutes long and are a great opportunity for those who are new to Respondus 4.0. They are also perfect for someone who has used the software before but wants a refresher.

Webinar: Creating Content with Respondus 4.0 (45 minutes)

- Wednesday, March 27th at 2 p.m. ET - Register

- Thursday, March 28th at 4 p.m. ET - Register (Repeat Session)

The sessions will cover the following:

  • Overview of Respondus 4.0
  • Using the Import Wizard to bring in questions from other sources, including formatting tips for Word files
  • Copying items from other Respondus files from the Edit Tab
  • Accessing publisher test banks through the Respondus Test Bank Network
  • Using the Retrieval Tab to reuse and/or edit assessments already in your LMS
  • A chance to ask questions

Space is limited so I recommend signing up soon! Feel free to forward this invitation to instructors, instructional designers, or other support contacts who use or are interested in using Respondus 4.0

Instructure Releases Canvas for Android

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Students can now access Canvas courses from their Android devices

Instructure has released a new Canvas Android app, “Canvas for Android,” which enables mobile access to the Canvas learning platform from Android devices. Faculty and students can download the app for free from the Google Play store.

“The Canvas for Android app is designed to make it easy for faculty and students to stay connected to their courses, including courses from their institution or the Canvas Network,” said Brian Whitmer, co-founder and chief product officer at Instructure. “We’ve always pushed information to Android devices through our email and text messaging notification feature, but now users can participate in their courses through a native app designed specifically for learning.”

Canvas for Android provides an elegant way for students to access their Canvas To-Do list, Assignments, Calendar, Grades and more. It also enables them to read and compose messages using Canvas Conversations, a secure, built-in messaging system that connects participants in a course.

Since the initial launch of Canvas, Instructure has demonstrated its commitment to native apps for mobile devices. In 2011, the company released SpeedGrader for iPad, a powerful mobile grading app, and Canvas for iOS, an iPhone and iPad app with course functionality for students and instructors. With the release of Canvas for Android, Instructure is taking the first of many steps to bring a native Canvas experience to Android users.

“We recognize that the modern learner is mobile, and we believe a native mobile experience is critical to the learning experience,” said Devlin Daley, co-founder and chief technology officer at Instructure. “We didn’t decide after the fact to build mobile apps because it was a hip thing to do. We made an intentional decision to include mobile apps from the start – at no extra charge.”

To learn more, visit the Canvas for Android page in the Google Play store.

New Workshop: Google Tools for Great Teaching

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Google offers a significant number of collaboration tools, and instructor Chad Norman has experimented with many of them in an instructional context.    We will survey six of the most useful applications and give examples of how they can be used in collaborative projects, real-time student feedback, and many other ways.

Choose from three times!

  • Tuesday, Feb 12 2-3 PM
  • Thursday, March 21 10-11 AM
  • Wednesday, April 17 10-11 AM

All sessions will be held in VanPelt and Opie Library room 244. Each session’s enrollment will be limited to 25. Please register by calling 487-2046, or register online by clicking on the workshop name, listed on the right.

Michigan Tech Canvas Support Resources Course

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

In a spirit of continuing improvement, eLearning has improved its index to Canvas help resources to better support our Canvas users here at Michigan Tech.  The index is in a public Canvas course called Michigan Tech Canvas Support Resources.  This course has a combination of links to documentation and videos created by eLearning @ Michigan Tech, Canvas, and others. The links are organized in an alphabetized list by tool or feature.  (Look under “Pages”, “Quizzes”, etc.)  In case you don’t find what you are looking for, the top of the homepage also has a direct link to all Instructor Canvas Guides and to Canvas One Stop, which has links to contact support, sign up for a workshop, learn about eLearning Walk-In hours, etc.

You can go directly to this course from the Online Help button on Canvas One Stop, and now by clicking the red Help link in the upper right corner inside Canvas and selecting Michigan Tech Canvas Support Resources.  You may also notice a link to Michigan Tech’s CourseTools page has been added to the Help menu inside Canvas.  This will provide a direct link from inside Canvas to CourseTools, a page used to combine Canvas sections and submit grades. As always, for help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, and to sign up for eLearning workshops, you can start at Canvas One Stop.

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