TurnItIn Known Issues

      The points for a TurnItIn assignment must be an integer (whole number) Turnitin assignments will only accept one file per assignment. Using differentiated due dates as documented in How do I assign an Assignment to an individual student or course section? breaks date syncing with Turnitin because Turnitin can only handle one set of dates per […]

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    Downloading student’s Originality Reports in TurnItIn

      To print or download a report, click on the print icon at the bottom of the Report. This will prepare a readable, PDF version of the Similarity Report or digital receipt. When downloading a report, the downloaded version created is based on the current view of Similarity Report. For example, clicking the download icon while using the default […]

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    Using the new TurnItIn External Tool in Canvas

    There are a number of issues with this new version of TurnItIn, and we’ve re-enabled the old version through the Fall 2016 term. If you haven’t yet set up your TurnItIn with the new version, please consider using the old version.  Instructions for the old version of TurnItIn: http://otl.du.edu/knowledgebase/how-do-i-add-turnitin-to-my-assignment/ ___ These instructions are for faculty to […]

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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 Exam, 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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    NBC Learn

    NBC Learn offers collections of video resources, primary source documents, historic footage, images and mini-documentaries designed for use in the classroom. The NBC Learn External Tool enables instructors to enhance classroom learning by adding NBC Learn resources in their Canvas courses. For students, NBC Learn can be a valuable research tool and unique study aid. […]

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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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