This message is for instructors who use Speedgrader within UC Davis Canvas.
On June 21, Canvas will replace Crocodoc, the embedded annotation tool within Speedgrader, with Canvas DocViewer. Instructure describes the new annotation and preview tool, and how the transition will work, in “Insights: Canvas DocViewer” on the Canvas community website. … Continue reading
SmartSite is about to be divided in two. The change might sound dramatic, but it’s all part of the service’s phased retirement plan. … Continue reading
Before students say goodbye to SmartSite at the end of spring quarter 2017, there’s one more thing they should do: Save copies of any coursework stored in SmartSite that they want to keep from their previous classes. … Continue reading
It’s really happening. The instructional use of SmartSite will end when spring term concludes in June. … Continue reading
This is our latest update on the 2016-17 transition to UC Davis Canvas. Most instructors and almost all students are now using Canvas, and spring 2017 is the final term when SmartSite, the old learning management system, will be available for teaching. … Continue reading
During the Move to Canvas project (to transition courses from SmartSite to UC Davis Canvas, our new learning management system), we continue to learn and adapt as instructors and students gain experience with the system. In this report, we want to share with our community some lessons learned during the fall quarter 2016 grading period, which provided our first experience with wide-scale use of the grade-publishing feature in UC Davis Canvas. … Continue reading
If you own a project site in SmartSite and wonder what to do with it now that the service is going away, we have updates.
The first is that project sites can continue in SmartSite past spring quarter—but please notice the key phrase, “project sites.” As previously announced, the capability for teaching with SmartSite will conclude after June.
The second update is that Information and Educational Technology is assembling a team to help project site owners identify new locations for the project work they’ve been housing in SmartSite.
Read more at TechNews
This is our latest update on the 2016-17 transition to UC Davis Canvas from SmartSite. The adoption rate continues to grow. Approximately 74 percent of instructors who are teaching with a learning management system this term are using Canvas, up from 60 percent last fall. Almost all undergraduates are using Canvas for at least one course. … Continue reading
As of Jan. 9, the first day of instruction, 72 percent of winter term instructors and courses using a learning management system have chosen to use UC Davis Canvas. The other 28 percent continue to use SmartSite. … Continue reading