Weekly Quercus Updates

This week: Upcoming BB Collaborate Update, Upcoming Canvas Update, New Training and Documentation Blogs/Webinars!

In this Weekly Update:

  1. Upcoming BB Collaborate Update
  2. Upcoming Canvas Update
  3. Training, Documentation, Communication

BB Collaborate Update

There will be an upcoming BB Collaborate update on October 8th.

They will be introducing a Recording Processing Status. You can now see if a recording is still processing or ready to watch from the Recordings page in the Scheduler.

Canvas Update

There will be an upcoming Canvas update on October 17th. New features include:

Recent History

The Global Navigation Menu includes a Recent History link, which displays recently visited pages in Canvas. Users can now quickly navigate to the page they last viewed in one or multiple courses.

Notification Preferences Interface Update

The user-level Notifications page has been updated to match the design of the course-level Notifications page. Additional enhancements have been added to clarify notifications between each level.

Notifications for individual courses can be changed within each course and override user account notifications. The Course Notifications page also includes a banner notifying users about these overrides.

Training, Documentation, Communication

Accommodations and Accessibility in Remote/Online Teaching

What some tips and strategies for improving accessibility in remote/online teaching contexts? Come join us on October 27, 1-2pm for a quick webinar on accessible and inclusive learning practices at U of T!

Active Learning Strategies for Online Teaching

Held on November 4th, 11-12pm, this webinar will highlight how you can use Quercus and the Academic Toolbox to support the implementation of these active learning strategies. We'll model various activities that are suitable for asynchronous or synchronous delivery that you can incorporate into your courses. Be sure to come if you're curious about providing the best learning strategies for your students!

Have a Quercus (or EdTech) question? Please contact FASE's EdTech Office.

Article Category: Quercus Updates