Using OneDrive files within Canvas

    As of August 17th 2017, OneDrive for Business at DU no longer allows anonymous URL’s to access content, and all previous files that were shared with anonymous links will fail to display within Canvas.  Moving forward, DU instructor and students must share files with the DU community, specific DU individuals, or someone outside the University […]

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    VeriCite Transition: Instructor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Q. Why are we making this change? A. The OTL heard from many faculty that TurnItIn was more difficult to use and had frequent issues during the 2015-2016 academic year, so other products were evaluated as possible replacements. VeriCite is similar to TurnItIn in many respects and provides more robust service and customer support. Canvas […]

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    Using the Canvas Multi Tool to change assignment dates and more

    DU has purchased third-party software called the Multi Tool to assist professors when Canvas requires too many mouse clicks to get things done efficiently. The Multi Tool can: Update all assignment due dates, unlock dates, and locks dates – all from the same screen. Create a Home page, publish it, and mark it as the […]

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    BioSig-ID for Instructors

    What is BioSig-ID? BioSig-ID is a biometric signature technology for identity verification in Canvas. Students use a mouse, stylus or touchpad to draw a unique 4 digit password/passcode for the purpose of authenticating their identity in your Canvas course.  At any point in your course when you want the student to verify their identity (weekly, […]

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    BioSig-ID for students

    One of your online courses may require students to participate in an ID verification system. The identification technology is from a company called Biometric Signature ID and is called BioSig-ID throughout the Canvas course. This new software system is used within Canvas to verify a students’ ID using just your mouse, touchpad, stylus or touch […]

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    BioSig-ID Help

    Students: First, verify that your web browser accepts third party cookies and change those settings if it does not. Reset my BioSig-ID Password Enroll my BioSig-ID account to access my Canvas material For additional student assistance: DU Helpdesk  http://support.du.edu Phone 303-871-4700 Monday – Thursday | 8 am – 8 pm Friday | 8 am – 6 pm Saturday […]

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    NBCLearn Video Library

    Canvas has a new tool: the NBCLearn Video Library. This tool allows you to embed videos directly to your course via the Text Editor Toolbar: in an Assignment Quiz, Page, the course Syllabus, and other areas. These videos include a transcript and English captioning, plus citations in MLA, APA or Chicago Style formats. When you […]

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    Respondus 4.0 (Quiz builder)

    Respondus 4.0 is authoring software that allows instructors to Import specially-formatted Microsoft Word or Rich Text files into Canvas and automatically create online exams. Instructors can also pull test questions from their textbook publisher (with 1-2 days notice to the publisher) and download hundreds of publisher-created questions into Canvas. You can check whether your textbook is listed. […]

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    Campus Pack (Blogs, Journals, Wikis, Podcasts)

    DU has a license for the Campus Pack suite of tools that were also available in Blackboard. Users may be most interested in the blog tool, since there is no dedicated blog tool built in to Canvas. If you are deploying these tools as graded assignments, you may follow the instructions listed on the Campus […]

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    Respondus Lockdown Browser

    Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Students: the first time you take a quiz that requires this, you will be directed to a link to download the […]

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