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Canvas Resource for Faculty: (Re)Designing Your Course
Sept. 22, 2022

If you would like to explore ideas and principles for good course design—either because you'd like to tweak or redesign a course you have taught previously or because you'd like to design a new course—we encourage you to utilize a Canvas resource called (Re)Design Your Course

New Integration: iClicker Cloud
Aug. 27, 2021

iClicker Cloud is a free in-class student response system that provides instant feedback to instructors. It can be used to promote active learning through low-stakes knowledge checks and polls. iClickers can also be used for taking in-person attendance based on geolocation.  

iClicker Cloud is synced with Canvas’ roster and…

Princeton Virtual Desktops
Aug. 20, 2021

Starting August 30, Princeton Virtual Desktops (PVD) will be the University's new solution for accessing Student Labs and other academic software. The service gives all faculty, researchers, students and staff access to a suite of software anytime, anywhere and on any device.

The new Princeton Virtual Desktops (PVD) service provides…

New Tool for Book Adoption and Purchasing
May 19, 2021

Princeton has a new system for the course reading list—i.e. book adoption and purchasing—called Timber. Faculty and staff will use Timber to place their book orders. Timber is integrated with Labyrinth Books, which will process all reading lists. In August '21, students will use Timber to view required course books and place discounted book…

Princeton’s new Syllabus Library
May 6, 2021

We are excited to launch a Syllabus Library for students, faculty and staff at Princeton! The syllabus library is integrated with Canvas and is also accessible directly on this page. 

The syllabus library fulfills several important purposes:

First, the syllabus…

Summer Courses on Canvas
April 20, 2021

If you are teaching a summer course, your Canvas site is now ready. If you do not see the course site on your dashboard, please contact us at canvas@princeton.edu

Access to Canvas Courses for Non-Enrolled Students
Jan. 28, 2021

By default all Canvas courses are visible to all Princeton students during the first 2 weeks of classes. We recommend that faculty invite students to participate in “live” Zoom class sessions while following 

Canvas Updates for Spring 2021
Jan. 8, 2021

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

Add Misc. Course Participants: This tool, available in the lefthand navigation bar in all Canvas courses, allows users to grant Canvas course site access to individuals who are not formally affiliated with the course. Please see …

Update to Ed Discussion
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 from the left navigation menu. To bring it back in, please go to Settings and then Navigation and drag Ed Discussion up to the unhidden field.    

Information about Spring Courses
Nov. 2, 2020

Spring '21 course sites will be ready by November 6th, 2020. Student enrollment will be added early December.  

Faculty teaching in Canvas this spring will still need to use Blackboard to submit their book lists to Labyrinth (all Canvas sites will also have Blackboard sites). Canvas sites will have a Reading List link in the menu that…