Announcement

LaTeX recognition added to Canvas text fields

LaTeX equations can now be added in any text field in Canvas -- including in title fields, for example -- and will be typeset and processed by MathJax. Previously, LaTeX could only be added via a tool in the Rich Content Editor (which has been retained), and only in the body of a course page.

Text fields support MathJax delimiters to identify equations.

For more details, see the release notes here:...

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New Manager of Instructional Technologies - Dean Redfearn

We are delighted to announce that Dean Redfearn, former faculty assistant at the school, has been appointed Manager, Instructional Technologies working in the GSE IT department under the guidance of Greg Fuccillo. If you have any questions about Canvas or related tools, please feel free to reach out to him directly at canvas@gse.harvard.edu.

Welcome, Dean!

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Embedding Qualtrics Surveys in Canvas

Previously, Qualtrics' integration with Canvas was limited to anonymous surveys. However, if you want to securely capture the name and email address of the person completing the survey (for example, if it's a quiz), it is now possible! The survey can be embedded in either an assignment or a page, and will look like it's part of the Canvas course site. The student will be automatically logged in to Qualtrics based on their Canvas credentials. Step-by-step instructions are included in the attached document.

Course Conclusion Policy

Background

Courses in Canvas are sorted and managed by terms which are pre-determined durations of times and dates; as a result Canvas is designed to conclude courses following the end of the academic term. When a course is concluded, it will become read-only, thus content on the course site cannot be edited or contributed to unless it is unconcluded. Concluding a course once a term has ended offers several benefits such as reducing any clutter within the Courses menu tab accessed within the Global Navigation (dark blue menu bar) in Canvas for students,...

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