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Canvas Supporting Information

The information on this page is updated each quarter and will provide details that will help support your activities within Canvas.

Canvas Releases

Canvas updates their software every three weeks, these updates fix bugs, provide enhancements and/or add new features, find out about the latest and greatest features in Canvas.

Canvas Term Dates

Term Dates are set at the account level and apply to all courses associated with a specific term by default.  If your course follows the normal quarterly start and end date cycle, these dates will be applied automatically to your course and require no further action on your behalf.  

For courses that do not follow the normal quarterly start and end date cycle, instructors can override these dates at the course level within the Course Settings page.  

Caution: adjustments to your course start and end dates will impact student access and participation.

Spring 2018 - SIS ID: S18

  • Term Runs Apr. 2, 2018 12 a.m. to June. 16, 2018 12 a.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins from Mar. 26, 2018 12 a.m. to Apr. 1, 2018 11:59 p.m.
  • Students can participate and complete work in Published Canvas courses between Apr. 2, 2018 12 a.m. to June. 15, 2018 11:59 p.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses two weeks after the quarter ends from June 16, 2018 12 a.m. to June 30, 2018 12 a.m.
  • Teachers receive their Spring 2018 Canvas course shells on Mar. 2, 2018 12 a.m. and maintain access until Mar. 22, 2020 12 a.m.
  • TAs assigned to courses can participate from on Mar. 2, 2018 12 a.m. to June 30, 2018 12 a.m.
    Designers assigned to courses can participate from on Mar. 2, 2018 12 a.m. to June 30, 2018 12 a.m.

Summer 2018 - SIS ID: SU18

  • Term Runs July 2, 2018 12 a.m. to August 23, 2018 11:59 p.m.

  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins from
    June 25, 2018 12 a.m. to July 1, 2018 11:59 p.m.

  • Students can participate and complete work in Published Canvas courses between
    July 2, 2018 12 a.m. to August 23, 2018 11:59 p.m.

    Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses two weeks after the quarter ends from
    August 24, 2018 12 a.m. to September 6, 2018 11:59 p.m.

  • Teachers receive their Spring 2018 Canvas course shells on
    June 4, 2018 12 a.m. and maintain access until September 6, 2020 11:59 p.m.

  • TAs assigned to courses can participate from on
    June 4, 2018 12 a.m. to September 6, 2018 11:59 p.m.

  • Designers assigned to courses can participate from on
    June 4, 2018 12 a.m. to September 6, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Fall 2018 - SIS ID: F18

  • Term Runs September 17, 2018 12 a.m. to December 7, 2018 11 59 p.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins from
    September 10, 2017 12 a.m. to September 16, 2018 11:59 p.m.
  • Students can participate and complete work in Published Canvas courses between
    September 17, 2018 12 a.m. to December 7, 2018 11:59 p.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses two weeks after the quarter ends from
    December 8, 2018 12 a.m. to December 21, 2018 11:59 p.m.
  • Teachers receive their Spring 2018 Canvas course shells on
    August 20, 2018 12 a.m. and maintain access until December 21, 2020 11:59 p.m.
  • TAs assigned to courses can participate from
    August 20, 2018 12 a.m. to December 21, 2018 11:59 p.m.
  • Designers assigned to courses can participate from on
    August 20, 2018 12 a.m. to December 21, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Integrated into Canvas

The following apps have been integrated within Canvas and are available for use with any course.

  • Blackboard Ally (Accessibility Tool for faculty)
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore Purchase (students)
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore Research (faculty)
  • Canvas Commons
  • Cengage Learning (MindLinks)
  • Canvas Chat
  • EvaluationKIT
  • Flat World Knowledge
  • Library (redirect tool)
  • Macmillan (Launch Pad)
  • McGraw Hill Connect (NEW)
  • Panopto Recordings
  • Pearson (MyLab and Mastering)
  • Roll Call (Attendance)
  • VeriCite (Plagiarism tool)

Contact the TRC with your questions about Canvas extensions, term dates or new releases. 

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