The conference tool in Canvas allows faculty and students to meet synchronously online and video chat, text chat, share documents, and share their desktop. Recently Instructure, and their partner, Blindside Networks added the ability to record these sessions.
Recorded sessions are available for 14 days after the session has ended.
For more information, check out this guide.
Grade One Quiz Question at a Time in SpeedGrader™
In the speed grader your can grade a quiz per student. Now you can opt to grade by question instead. This is an optional beta feature for faculty to try out.
To turn on grading by question, click on the settings button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
If you accidentally publish a quiz with a question that is set to a wrong answer you can now correct the quiz and retroactively grade student responses. For detailed information, check out the guides.
How do I regrade a Quiz?
New Conversations Beta
Canvas currently has a new beta version of its conversations tool available for anyone to try. It provides features such as subject lines, and a cleaner user interface along with other new features.
The new conversations is an opt in feature currently which you can try out, and leave as needed.
To check out the new conversations, click the question mark in the upper right hand corner of the conversations window.
Click the question mark again to switch back to the old view:
For more information, check out the guides.
Attendance (Roll Call)
The Attendance tool makes recording who is present in your class fast and easy with a list view and a drag-and-drop seating chart. For detailed information, check out the guides.
The Chat tool in Canvas allows students and teachers to interact in real time. Chat makes it easy to communicate with your students in real time, all in one place. Please note that chat comments cannot be deleted.
If instructors do not want to use Chat as part of their course, they can customize their course navigation links to hide Chat.