Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tech Tips

Microsoft Word has a hidden calculator that can handle all the common arithmetic operations.  You can write Math expressions in your document, highlight it and press the Calculator button – the results of the calculation will be displayed in the status bar.  Go to Word Options -> Quick Access Toolbar, switch to All Commands and add the Calculate Command to your Quick Access Toolbar.

Canvas Corner

The following has been posted with timeline of April ​15-May 8.

​​As you may be aware, there have been integration issues between Canvas and Turnitin® since mid-October, 2015. Neither Instructure nor Turnitin® have been able to fully resolve these issues due to the use of an older, soon-to-be deprecated, integration. To improve and stabilize this service, we are removing the old integration effective May 18. The new Turnitin​​® LTI integration gives Canvas users full access to all Turnitin® functionality (OriginalityCheck™, GradeMark and PeerMark) and ensures we will be able to utilize new features and fixes as they are released for the product.

What does this mean to you? You will need to download any originality reports you wish to keep before May 18, as you will lose access to them once the old integration is removed. You will need to re-configure assignments for Summer and Fall 2016 courses to use the new integration anytime before or after May 18. Please click here to follow this guide for step-by-step instructions.

Contact your local Turnitin​​®​ or Canvas administrator with any questions​.