Technology Resource Center

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.

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 course shells 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.

Winter 2018 - SIS ID: W18

  • Term Runs Jan. 2, 2018 12 a.m. to Mar. 17, 2018 12 a.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses one week before the quarter begins from Dec. 26, 2017 12 a.m. to Jan. 1, 2018 11:59 p.m.
  • Students can participate and complete work in Published Canvas courses between Jan. 2, 2018 12 a.m. to Mar. 16, 2018 11:59 p.m.
  • Students have view-only access in Published Canvas courses two weeks after the quarter ends from Mar. 17, 2018 12 a.m. to Mar. 31, 2018 12 a.m.
  • Teachers receive their Winter 2018 Canvas course shells on Dec. 4, 2017 12 a.m. and maintain access until Mar. 22, 2020 12 a.m.
  • TAs assigned to courses can participate from Dec. 4, 2017 12 a.m. to Mar. 22, 2018 12 a.m.
  • Designers assigned to courses can participate from Dec. 4, 2017 12 a.m. to Mar. 17, 2018 12 a.m.

Spring 2018 - SIS ID: S18

  • TBD

Summer 2018 - SIS ID: SU18

  • TBD

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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