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Apply now! – Online Course Improvement Program Spring 2018 Course Development Institute (CDI)

Applications are being accepted for the for the Online Course Improvement Program Spring 2018 Course Development Institute (CDI). This 5-month program is open to Las Cruces-campus faculty and staff developing an online course. CDI is similar to the 1Yr+ Fellowship and New2Online Program that OCIP has offered for many years, but is a slightly shorter,…
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FIXED: Issues with the Rich Content Editor in Canvas

The following update is from Instructure Canvas: “QA testing has been completed, and our engineers have deployed the fix to the live Canvas environment. Linking or embedding files and images within the Rich Content Editor is now working properly throughout all Canvas environments. For now, any new course objects added via the Rich Content Editor…
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Issues with the Rich Content Editor in Canvas

The production release on 28 October caused two issues related to the Rich Content Editor. Both are likely affecting users as they view or edit content in courses. Instructure Support is working with their Engineering team to address these as soon as possible. The issues are: When users embed a file in a Canvas object…
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Flash Security Change in Chrome

Due to a change in the security features of Google Chrome and the way it handles Flash, there is a setting that will need to be changed for those users that need to record audio/video in Canvas. Start Chrome. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button in the upper right of the browser (it…
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What’s New in Canvas – Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-28)

In this production release (October 28), the Rich Content Editor Accessibility Checker helps verify common accessibility errors in Canvas content. In Discussions and Assignments, the Move-To menu has been changed to a sidebar, and discussions can be duplicated from a discussion’s Settings menu. In course rubrics, the Create or Edit Rubric view visibly displays all…
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Introduction to Quality Matters Rubric workshop on Oct. 18

This workshop will introduce Quality Matters and the Quality Matters Rubric, which is a faculty-driven, nationally accepted standard for defining quality in online courses. This presentation will share how using the Quality Matters Rubric can assist online course developers and instructors in meeting the new Distance Education Policy 6.55. The workshop will be held from…
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NMSU Joins WCET

NMSU systemwide has joined the WICHE Cooperative for Emerging Technologies (WCET, http://wcet.wiche.edu). "WCET is a leader in the practice, policy & advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education." WCET provides a variety of resources for emerging tech, policy, and institutional and student success. Memberships benefits include networking via the WCETNEWS and WCETDISCUSS lists, member discounts…
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Issues with Respondus LockDown Browser

We discovered two issues when testing Respondus LockDown Browser: If announcements on the Dashboard have large images, Canvas will not load. Please have the students close all of the announcements on the dashboard before accessing Canvas with Repsondus LockDown Browser. If the Course Card view of the dashboard has a course card with a large…
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Canvas – Intermittent Slowness and Page Errors

Investigating – Canvas users in the U.S. may be experiencing scattered intermittent slowness and timeout errors. These issues are happening for a small percentage of Canvas users at a few accounts. Our DevOps team has identified the cause and is working on a fix. We’ll post an update here as soon as it is available….
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Canvas_Users Canvas Slowness 9/13/17 – 1st Update

Here is the last incident report from Instructure: Investigating – Canvas users in the U.S. may be experiencing intermittent slowness and timeout errors. The Instructure DevOps team is working on a fix to resolve these performance issues users may encounter. We’ll post an update here as soon as it is available. Sep 13, 11:27 MDT

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