Canvas @ Princeton

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Friday, Jan 8, 2021

The following features and tools have been updated in Canvas for the spring '21 semester:

Saturday, Dec 19, 2020

We have updated Ed Discussion to LTI 1.3 which allows for the roster in Ed to be synched with the Canvas roster. The update removed Ed temporarily...

Canvas is a robust and intuitive online platform for teaching and learning (also known as a Learning Management System or LMS). Starting in the Spring of 2020, it will gradually replace our longstanding LMS, Blackboard. Please note our updated implementation schedule

The adoption of Canvas, with its powerful capabilities, marks an exciting new chapter for teaching and learning at Princeton. We feel confident that Canvas not only offers a more user-friendly experience for students, staff, and faculty, but that its tools and features can expand learning activities, improve assessment strategies, and provide new opportunities for collaboration. We hope this change will spark valuable conversations around teaching and enhance pedagogical innovations on our campus.

The McGraw Center has developed resources for teaching and learning online. You can find them by going to McGraw’s website: 

Upcoming Training Sessions

Using Panopto with Zoom in Canvas

Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 3:00 pm

In this 1-hour session we provide an overview of how you can use Panopto with Zoom in your Canvas courses.

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students

Recording Interactive Lectures with Panopto

Thu, Jan 21, 2021, 9:30 am

In this 1-hour session we will provide an overview of how you can use Panopto to record and edit course videos.

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students

Faculty Spotlights

Speeding Things Up

Once you get to know your way around Canvas, the day-to-day management of a class is, at least in my experience, much smoother and quicker (than in...

Making Modules Work for You

One of my favorites is the Modules (…) a great way to organize a class.

Encouraging Interactivity

Canvas should not be thought of as a repository of materials, but as a learning system where one can present the information in a more interactive...

Working Together With Canvas

We really like the Modules (and) the ease of student submissions online.

The Importance of User-friendly Design

Canvas (has a) more user-friendly and more intuitive interface than Blackboard