CU Online: Welcome back, faculty!

CU Online is excited to be able to provide you new tools and services to make your teaching even better using our learning management system, Canvas! Below are some new additions that we wanted to make you aware of and a checklist for making sure your fall course is ready for students.

Canvas Semester Start Checklist for Faculty

Make sure your course is ready for the start of the fall semester! This one page guide provides you the tips and tricks that will get your semester started smoothly.

What’s new?

Turnitin Plagiarism Detection is available with one click in every Canvas assignment. Assignments that are run through Turnitin are given an originality score based on the amount unoriginal material found in the assignment. We have developed aguide to help you make the most of the service.

 Proctorio is an on-demand online test proctoring service now available to UCD faculty. You can use it to identify who is taking a test and enforce exam rules and monitor test-taking behaviors. If you are interested in Proctorio, we have developed aguide with more information, including how to install the app into your course.

 Polls and MagicMarker are two new apps developed by Canvas. Although in their beta stages, the two tools offer some interesting options for face-to-face classrooms.Polls allows you to create, administer and collect informal responses from students using a mobile device.MagicMarker is an iPad app used to monitor mastery of learning outcomes.

 The CU Online Podcast is a brand new recorded talk show about digital pedagogy and the future of learning hosted by Michael Edwards and David Lyons. A podcast is like a radio show released on the Internet. Head to the to listen to intervews with faculty, designers, and technologists as we discuss teaching with technology and the future of learning!

 Adobe Connect ( will be retired at the end of the semester. We are currently piloting a replacement tool. In the meantime, you can use BigBlueButton which is accessible in Canvas via the conferences link in your course menu. Adobe Connect recordings will be available until December 31, 2014. AMC will continue to host Connect services on

Want more?

Join us for a training or schedule a one-on-one meeting with our academic technology team. You can also get in touch with our help desk or 24/7 Canvas support. We are here to help!

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Have a great semester!