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
September Release Highlights
The September update includes improvements to peer reviews making it easier for students to view graded discussions, and students can easily review the status of their courses. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete September Release Notes.
Recent Canvas Features Highlights
Peer Review Indicators, in Discussions, users can identify graded discussions that have been assigned peer reviews. When an instructor assigns a peer review to a graded discussion, the Discussions Index Page displays the peer review icon next to the name of the graded discussion. This icon appears in both instructor and student views.
Instructors can move the Total column to the front of the Gradebook to quickly see an overview of student progress in the course. This option is located in the Total Column drop-down menu and is persistent according to browser. The Total Column can be moved back to the end of the Gradebook at any time.
Canvas by Instructure is now available on the Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle Fire phone. Download the Canvas by Instructure app in the Amazon Store. To view the latest feature updates available on Kindle Fire devices, please see the Canvas by Instructure (Android) 3.3 Release Notes.
Quiz Results Restriction allows students to view their quiz results only once after each attempt. This option is also designed for instructors who require students to complete quizzes within proctored environments and want to limit quiz result views within that location. View the complete release notes.
Full-screen Closed Captions is now supported in Canvas. When in full-screen mode, caption text is enlarged in proportion to the larger viewing area. View the complete release notes.
Polls is an online polling app for Android and IOS devices. 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.
At this time, there are no scheduled maintenance events.