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Instructional Design/Technology Newsletter

April 2019

Explore the “What-If Grades” Function in Canvas

Explore the “What-If Grades” Function in Canvas

If a student told you that they were able to modify test or assignment scores on their end, do not panic. They were just using the “What-If” feature in their own gradebook. This feature allows students to calculate their total grade by entering hypothetical grades for...

Make a Smooth Transition from Blackboard to Canvas

Make a Smooth Transition from Blackboard to Canvas

 This is a reminder that Summer 2019 is the last semester you will be able to teach in Blackboard. After the Summer 2019 session, you will be unable to access Blackboard. Summer 2019 courses have been created in Canvas over the next few weeks. After they are created,...

UMKC Libraries Launches FAQ Site

UMKC Libraries Launches FAQ Site

UMKC Libraries has created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about library spaces, technology, resources, and services. When you need a short answer to a straightforward question, you can keyword search the FAQ to see if one is ready and waiting for you. The...

Using the Canvas Late Policy to Automatically Enter a 0

Using the Canvas Late Policy to Automatically Enter a 0

Why do we love this feature? Setting the missing assignments to a 0 works when you set a due date on an assignment. It makes it easy to determine who did not submit the assignment and the zero will automatically calculate toward the final grade. You can always...

Reset Your Canvas Dashboard

Reset Your Canvas Dashboard

Course sites for summer and fall 2019 are now available in Canvas. Because of these course additions, your Canvas Dashboard may have changed. To reset your Dashboard, use the following steps: Select Courses from the left-hand navigation menu. Select All Courses....

Cengage to Host On-Campus Training Sessions

Cengage to Host On-Campus Training Sessions

Cengage is hosting on-campus training sessions on April 29th and April 30th. UMKC faculty using Cengage materials are encouraged to attend. The sessions will cover Canvas shell set up, Cengage Student experience, Courseware setups, and print options.   There will...

Make the Switch From Blackboard to Canvas

Make the Switch From Blackboard to Canvas

This is a reminder that Summer 2019 is the last semester you will be able to teach in Blackboard. After the Summer 2019 session, you will be unable to access Blackboard. Summer 2019 courses have been created in Canvas. If you are still teaching in Blackboard, you must...