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Canvas Updates

ITAC periodically sends out Canvas Updates to faculty and staff. If you missed an update, see all of them below.

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  • Attendance in Canvas
    We are pleased to announce that an updated Attendance tool is now available in Canvas! Get started using Canvas Attendance.

    Where to Find Roster Photos
    Canvas does not currently display roster photos. Our teams are working with Canvas to find a solution. Faculty are still able to see roster photos in the Class Rosters tool. Visit CatsWeb to access the Class Rosters tool.

    Examity Status
    Due to current Examity service provider restrictions, we are not allowed to use the product in both TRACS and Canvas. We are working with the vendor but do not have an estimate on when this will be resolved. For this semester, Examity will only be available in TRACS. We will notify you as we learn more.

    Get Canvas Training
    We are offering in-person and online training on topics such as the Canvas basics, migration, communication, grades, quizzes, and assignments. Register to attend a class today!

  • Help Students Stay Informed with Canvas Notifications
    Canvas allows you and your students to receive notifications tailored to specific needs. Students can get reminders on upcoming due dates, announcements, and grading immediately, daily, or weekly.

    While students will always receive email you send directly to their TXST email accounts, they may choose to turn notifications off in Canvas. To keep them most informed, please encourage students to use Canvas Notifications to its fullest potential and in a way that is most convenient for the student. Also, if you haven't done so yet, take a few moments to review your own notification settings by going to Account then Notifications.

    Setup Canvas Notifications Today

  • More Canvas Training Dates Added
    There's great interest right now in learning how to use Canvas, and our classes have been full. We hear you and we've added more training dates. Attend a Canvas hands-on class in San Marcos, Round Rock, or online via Zoom. Register to attend a class today!

    UDOIT Accessibility Checker Tool
    UDOIT helps you identify accessibility issues in course content. This tools scans a course, generates a report, and provides resources on how to address common accessibility issues. Add UDOIT to your Canvas course.

    TidyUp File Cleanup Tool
    TidyUP provides a quick way to view all of the content in your course and clean up anything that is no longer needed. Identifying and deleting extra files, folders, pages, or assignments that are no longer used makes your course easier to manage and more usable for students. Add TidyUp to your Canvas course.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Our Canvas FAQ site is updated frequently to share as much timely information as possible to instructors. See our Canvas FAQs.