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Mobile Device Encryption Policy
October 9, 2015
Mobile Device Encryption Policy

News about Auburn University's Mobile Device Encryption Policy

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month -- Stop. Think. Connect.
October 5, 2015
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month -- Stop. Think. Connect.

This year's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on mobile devices and using them securely.  Stop.  Think.  Connect is the theme for the first week.

New Canvas Features September 19, 2015
September 21, 2015
New Canvas Features September 19, 2015

Recurring Events can now be added to the Canvas Calendar.  The conference tool has a simple polling feature.

New Canvas Features September 2015
September 4, 2015
New Canvas Features September 2015

You may not be able to clone people, but you can now clone groups in Canvas.  Speedgrader now works with external URLs., and what kind of app would you like to use in Canvas?

New Canvas Features August 2015
August 17, 2015
New Canvas Features August 2015

You may not be able to clone people, but you can now clone groups in Canvas.  Speedgrader now works with external URLs., and what kind of app would you like to use in Canvas?

New Canvas Features July 2015
July 24, 2015
New Canvas Features July 2015

If you use the Peer Review tool in Canvas, you may find its new anonymisation feature useful.  The Assignment tool also has seen some improvements.

New Canvas Features June 2015
June 29, 2015
New Canvas Features June 2015

Canvas has come out with a new feature that allows instructors to excuse individual students from an assignment and to mark an item within modules as done.

New Canvas Feature -- Regrade a Quiz
June 12, 2015
New Canvas Feature -- Regrade a Quiz

Instructors can re-grade auto graded questions in a Quiz if they determine that there was a problem with a multiple choice answer or want to give credit to everyone for an ambiguous question (Multiple Choice, True/False, and Multiple Answer question types).  To see the options for re-grading, edit the Quiz and then edit the specific question. Click on the green arrow icon that indicates the correct answer.  Four re-grading options will appear.  Make sure you update the question after you select the desired option. Then, be sure to Save the Quiz so that changes can be automatically reflected in the student grades.

New Canvas Feature -- Assign different due dates to students in the same course.
June 12, 2015
New Canvas Feature -- Assign different due dates to students in the same course.

Instructors can now differentiate assignments between individual students and even assign different due dates. Some of you have been looking for this feature for extending due dates on quizzes and assignments for individual students and now you can do it.  This would also allow you to assign remedial assignments for some students that would not count against other students.  Assignments that are not assigned to a particular student are not factored into the student’s overall grades.

Online Scheduler for Office Meetings with Students
June 12, 2015
Online Scheduler for Office Meetings with Students

The Canvas Calendar has a new feature called Scheduler that allows instructors to define blocks of time for students to sign up for one-on-one meetings

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