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Canvas

K-State Online powered by Canvas

In Summer 2014, K-State selected Canvas as the replacement for K-State Online Classic. For more information, please view the Canvas announcement.

Canvas by instructure is the online learning management system (LMS) that powers K-State Online. Canvas is a modern, responsive-designed, cloud hosted LMS, that offers a variety of powerful and intuitive tools which provides K-State Online with excellent mobile access and rich options for collaboration, interaction and grading. It allows for better integration with tools like Google Docs, SoftChalk, WordPress, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Quizlet, McGraw-Hill Campus, WileyPLUS and many other tools. Canvas works with iSIS for automatic course creation and roster population, provides student e-Portfolios, includes outcomes and rubrics, rich analytics on student activity and progress, broad compatibility with textbook company course content and assessment material including IMS QTI, and Common Cartridge imports. 

Watch this short video to see a few of the cool things you can do with Canvas.

What's New in Canvas

July Release Highlights

July's update includes improvements to the Groups interface, a change in the document previewing program, a lot of important bug fixes and numerous accessibility updates. The complete July Release Notes for more information.

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Recent Canvas Features Highlights

Canvas now has easy to use, built in online Polls using Android or iOS apps. Upcoming additions include a browser based version and integration with the gradebook. View the complete release notes.

Magic Marker (iPad only currently) is a new Canavs app that allows for the collection and assessment of outcomes in person, in the classroom that delivers the results to the Canvas Gradebook automatically. This tool can help you grade in-class work more simply. View the complete release notes.

SpeedGrader allows you to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place. Canvas accepts a variety of document formats and even URLs as submissions. Some documents can be marked up for feedback directly within the submission. You can also provide feedback with text or simple audio or video comments. View the SpeedGrader Guide and the SpeedGraderiOS Guide.

Canvas updates their software to correct issues and provide requested features just as K-State Online Classic did. Updates are rolled out every three weeks and applied on Sunday morning. To see the changes to Canvas, you can view all of the past release notes at releases.instructure.com. You may subscribe to the Canvas Release Notes and have info about the monthly updates sent to you via email.