Canvas - News & Updates [Sp 21]

This document contains a summary Canvas & Classroom Technology news and updates for Spring 2021.

Rich Content Editor (RCE) Version Update 

Canvas has released a new upgraded version of the Rich Content Editor or "RCE". The RCE is used for creating announcements, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, and more. 

What's changed with the new RCE? 
The most noticeable change is the layout of Menu Bar. 

More External Tools icon vs. App Select icon
Image of Canvas Rich Content Editor Version Comparison - Menu Bar

Rich Content Editor (RCE) Resources:

[Note: For a limited time, instructors will have the ability to roll back to the old version of the RCE, although doing so is not recommended. Canvas is scheduled to retire the old version in the coming months.]

How to Disable the New RCE

Image of how to Disable the New RCE

Course Media & Course Media Settings Tools

Due to storage capacity across the UW System, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings will be uploaded to the user's My Media 45 days after recording. Recordings can only be transferred to My Media if the recording is set to "Allow Public Access". Please view the documents linked below for more information on the recording transfer process and how to verify if a recording is set to allow public access.
Blackboard’s contract to provide web conference services to the University of Wisconsin will expire on 6/30/2021. Access to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conference sessions, recordings, usage data, and all other services will end on that date. The UW System plans on negotiating a conferencing contract with Zoom before the start of the Fall 2021 semester. Alternative conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams and WebEx will continue to be available during this transition. More information can be found here.

Student View

The Student View button has been removed from the sidebar and replaced with the smaller button at the top of the page.
Image of Student View icon

Keywords:canvas, updates, training, respondus, ultra, kaltura, yuja, instructor, media, ultra, rce, rich content editor, video, classroom   Doc ID:108156
Owner:Linda W.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2021-01-05 12:47 CDTUpdated:2021-05-03 14:18 CDT
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