Instructional Design/Technology Newsletter
Why is There an Eyeball in My Grade Center? New Posting Policy in Canvas
You may have noticed an orange eyeball in your Grade Center in Canvas. Find out what that and other icons mean.
Getting Started in Canvas, Part 8: Canvas Notification Settings
Instructors can personalize their notification preferences in Canvas to determine which activities you wish to receive notifications, how often you would like to be notified, and by which method you would like to be notified.
Updating Course Navigation Menu Visibility
In order to improve clarity and meet accessibility standards, Canvas is changing how hidden menu items display for instructors.
Instructional Technologist to Bid Farewell
The UMKC Instructional Design & Technology team would like to take the opportunity to thank Lauren Mathiott for her invaluable contributions as she accepts another position.
Library Resource Spotlight: Points of View Reference Center
The UMKC Libraries recently unveiled the Points of View Reference Center.
Register for Upcoming Training Opportunities Offered by the ID&T Team
Become an expert in the world of online teaching with upcoming trainings from the Instructional Design & Technology team.
Getting Started in Canvas, Part 7: How to Post Announcements in a Canvas Course
Share important information with all users within your course by creating an announcement in Canvas.
Become an Expert in Canvas With Free Training by ID&T
Gear up for the fall semester by attending free training from the Instructional Design & Technology team.
Learn More About the Instructional Design & Technology Team
The UMKC Design & Technology team offers a variety of face-to-face and online resources and experiences designed to help you learn more about online learning.
Canvas Courses to Publish Automatically
On Monday, August 12, all Fall 2019 courses in Canvas will automatically be published.
Getting Started in Canvas Series, Part 5: Organizing the Course Menu
The key to a well-organized course in Canvas is customizing your course menu. A customized course menu helps to organize your course content and control the flow of information for your students.
Start the Semester Off on the Right Foot with These Canvas Tips
As you prepare for the upcoming Fall Semester, follow these tips and tutorials to start the semester on the right foot.
Attend an Upcoming Webinar to Learn How NetTutor Can Help Your Students
NetTutor is a free online tutoring service to students. Attend an upcoming webinar to learn how NetTutor works, how students can access the service, and more.
Take Action Now: Archive Blackboard Collaborate Recordings
On August 13, Blackboard Collaborate will be removed from Canvas. Make plans now to archive Blackboard Collaborate recordings.
Explore LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor With Upcoming Trainings
Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor will be offering comprehensive training webinars intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams.
Upcoming Training Opportunities Available
Excel in Canvas by attending one of the free training sessions offered by the Instructional Design/Technology team.
Canvas Conference Resources 2019
Find resources from our recent Canvas conference and see a list of our additional support resources.
Publish, publish, publish!
Once you have created your content (modules, pages, assignments, etc.), you must remember to publish these items so students may access the various materials and assessments. Remember, "green means go!" You want to see the green circle with a white checkmark, which...
New Grade Post Policy in Canvas
Canvas has implemented new changes to the grade center. Before, instructors were able to mute/unmute grade columns. Now, instructors are able to post/hide grades.
Stump the Experts
The Open Lab sessions at the upcoming Instructional Design & Technology Conference on July 26 are designed to tackle attendees’ questions more in-depth.
Understanding Assignments in Canvas
In the fourth installment of the Getting Started in Canvas series, learn more about the five different types of assignments in Canvas as well as how to set up the Assignments Page.
New Changes to the Libraries Search Function
A recent change to the UMKC Libraries website search box results in a new look for your inquiry results.
Blackboard Soon to be Gone With the Wind
Summer 2019 is the last semester that courses will be offered in Blackboard at UMKC. Access to Blackboard will be shut off for faculty and staff on September 3rd. Students will lose access at the end of July. Make plans to archive your Blackboard courses and switch to Canvas.
Assignments, SpeedGrader, GradeCenter: Oh My!
Attend the July 26 Canvas Conference to learn how to create assignments, explore assignment settings, create custom grade columns, use the SpeedGrader, and more.
Making a Connection: Adding and Linking Files
In the third installment of the Canvas: Getting Started series, we show you how to link to content you have already created within Canvas.
Mac Mojave Manual Update Needed
Mac Mojave users will need to manually update their Panopto recorder to latest version: Panopto 7.0.
Explore Tools to Enhance the Online Learning Experience
Turnitin and Respondus are designed to enhance academic integrity, while Zoom can be a great alternative for a classroom.
Getting Started With Canvas: Customizing Pages
The second installment of the Getting Started Series discusses how to customize pages in Canvas.
Take Advantage of the Services Offered by ID&T
Explore the resources available to faculty from the Instructional Design & Technology team.
Scheduled Turnitin Outage Set for July 13
On Saturday, July 13, Turnitin will take an 8-hour maintenance window from 3 a.m. until 11 a.m. (CST).