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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 2017 - SIS ID: S17

  • Term Runs Apr. 3, 2017 12 a.m. to June 17, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins from March 27, 2017 12 a.m. to Apr. 2, 2017 11:59 p.m.
  • Students can participate and complete work in Published Canvas courses between Apr. 3, 2017 12 a.m. to June 17, 2017 11:59 p.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses two weeks after the quarter ends from June 17, 2017 12 a.m. to June 30, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Teachers receive their Spring 2017 Canvas courses on March 6, 2017 12 a.m. and maintain access until June 30, 2019 12 a.m.
  • TAs assigned to courses can participate from Apr. 3, 2017 12 a.m. to June 17, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Designers assigned to courses can participate from March 6, 2017 12 a.m. to June 17, 2017 12 a.m.

Summer 2017 - SIS ID: SU17

  • Term Runs July 5, 2017 12 a.m. - Aug. 26, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins from June 28, 2017 12 a.m. to July 4, 2017 11:59 p.m. 
  • Students can participate and complete work in Published Canvas courses between July 5, 2017 12 a.m. to Aug. 25, 2017 11:59 p.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses one week after the quarter ends from Aug. 26, 2017 12 a.m. to Sept. 2, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Teachers receive their Summer 2017 Canvas courses on Jun 7, 2017 12 a.m. and maintain access until Dec. 9, 2019 12 a.m.
  • TAs assigned to courses can participate from July 5, 2017 12 a.m. to Sept. 2, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Designers assigned to courses can participate from June 7, 2017 12 a.m. to Aug. 26, 2017 12 a.m.

Fall 2017 - SIS ID: F17

  • Term Runs Sept. 18, 2017 12 a.m. to Dec. 9, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins from Sept. 11, 2017 12 a.m. to Sept. 17, 2017 11:59 p.m.
  • Students can participate and complete work in Published Canvas courses between Sept. 18, 2017 12 a.m. to Dec. 9, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses three weeks after the quarter ends from Dec. 9, 2017 12 a.m. to Dec. 29, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Teachers receive their Fall 2017 Canvas courses on Aug. 21, 2017 12 a.m. and maintain access until Dec. 9, 2019 12 a.m.
  • TAs assigned to courses can participate from Sept. 18, 2017 12 a.m. to Dec. 16, 2017 12 a.m.
  • Designers assigned to courses can participate from Aug. 21, 2017 12 a.m. to Dec. 9, 2017 12 a.m.

Integrated into Canvas

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

  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore Purchase (students)
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore Research (faculty)
  • Canvas Commons
  • Cengage Learning (MindLinks)
  • Chat
  • EvaluationKIT
  • Flat World Knowledge
  • Library
  • Macmillan (Launch Pad)
  • McGraw Hill Campus (NEW)
  • MH Campus (Previous Version)
  • Panopto Recordings
  • Pearson (MyLab and Mastering)
  • Roll Call (Attendance)
  • UDOIT (Accessibility tool)

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

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