Introducing the Canvas Draft State
Canvas has recently released the highly anticipated Draft State feature that allows for content in Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions to be in an unpublished (draft) state even if the course is published. Draft content will be invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations.
Draft State will become a standard, permanent part of Canvas on July 5, 2014 and will be activated for all Canvas courses within MCCCD on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Teaching this Summer? ‘Opt-in’ to Draft State Now
The Draft State feature will impact all of the major instructional user interfaces within Canvas and will have a small cosmetic impact on the student view of courses. Because this change is anticipated for the middle of the summer session, we highly recommend that you remain ‘opted-in’ to the draft state feature before your summer course starts to avoid any potential disruption, albeit small, for students.
Draft State User Information Sessions
The MCC Center for Teaching & Learning has scheduled a few information sessions to help users with this transition.
Choose from the following:
Monday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
HRMS Course #002116, Session #0002; CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
Monday, May 12, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
HRMS Course #002116, Session #0003; CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
Thursday, May 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
HRMS Course #002116, Session #0004; CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
Monday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
HRMS Course #002116, Session #0001; CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
5th Annual Camp Innovate
The Mesa Community College Center for Teaching & Learning will be holding its 5th Annual Camp Innovate training camp Monday, May 19 – May 22 on the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus. So air out your tent and grab your gear to participate around the campfire of innovative teaching and learning!
Camp Innovate is a week of sessions and engaging activities offered every summer at the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning that address excellence in education, technology, teaching and learning.
Visit the Camp web site for more information.
Event topics will include Accessibility, Digital Tools, Captioning, Screencasting, Lesson Design, Adventure-Based Learning, Multimedia, Retention Strategies, Educational Technology, Canvas and more! See the Full Week Guide for a day-to-day listing and description of all events.
Register Now (via HRMS)
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