The IU eTexts team asked me to share the following message with you about changes to summer IU eTexts ordering. And there are some upcoming Canvas webinars I thought you might find useful ― I'll include details after the IU eTexts update.
Ordering IU eTexts for Summer 2024
Because the Registrar is now allowing all students to register for Summer 2024 classes this fall, we will be implementing the following procedures for summer orders:
- At this time, the IU eTexts Order Tool and IU's publisher/vendor agreements are not capable of supporting this change. Although Summer 2024 classes are open for enrollment, you will not be able to place an IU eText order for Summer classes in the current open ordering period for Winter/Spring 2024.
- Beginning on February 2, 2024, you will be able to submit orders for Summer 2024 classes.
- Because students will have already started enrolling in Summer 2024 classes before the Order Tool opens in February, you (or your program, department, or school) will need to contact all enrolled students to explain the late addition of a charge for the class.
- After you submit your Summer 2024 orders in February, we recommend waiting for two overnight refreshes before contacting enrolled students, so you don't miss anyone.
- To make students aware that an IU eTexts will be used for a class, your department can choose to add a Class Note to the Schedule of Classes -- for example: "The instructor for this class will be teaching with IU eTexts. Details of the specific title(s) and price(s) will be posted to the Schedule of Classes in February/March."
- For more information, visit our Deadlines and Timeline page.
- While this change is new for Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Columbus, all other campuses have been following the above procedure for several years.
If you have questions about this change, use this Ask Us! form to contact us.
Open to all instructors: An introduction to Canvas New Quizzes
Offered three times at IU Bloomington, this new in-person Canvas workshop sets aside 45-60 minutes for instruction and demonstration, followed by work time to get the hang of using Canvas New Quizzes:
Monday, October 23, 9:30-11am ET
Ballantine Hall (BH) 308
Tuesday, October 24, 4:30-6pm ET
Wright Education Building (ED) 2015
Friday, November 3, 2-3:30pm ET
Hodge Hall (HH) 1049
New Quizzes is Canvas' redesign of their current quiz engine, Classic Quizzes. Although Canvas has not yet stated when end of life for Classic Quizzes will be, we encourage instructors to begin using New Quizzes, especially when building new assessments.
New Quizzes has new question types like Hot Spot, Categorization, and Ordering. It also gives instructors the ability to add a Stimulus (an image, text passage, or video) with associated questions. Additionally, New Quizzes provides more choices for setting up and moderating a quiz, as well as improved reporting of student and question performance.
During this in-person training, instructors will learn how to create a New Quiz, how to use the various question types, what the settings mean, how to moderate the quiz and add accommodations, and how to access the reports after the quiz is given.
Register using the above links.
Using Canvas data to better support your students
Wednesday, November 15, 1-1:45pm ET
Online via Zoom
When you use Canvas to provide instructional materials, engage students in activities, or assess student understanding, Canvas gathers data about it.
Using built-in dashboards, you can easily access a variety of data and see how students are engaging with your Canvas course site. This kind of data is a good starting place to identify indicators of success or challenges in your courses. Combined with other sources of student feedback, data can become information you can actively use to support student success.
In this webinar you will learn how to access various types of Canvas data, what they do and don't mean, and how to supplement that data to paint a fuller picture of your course. We will also discuss ethical considerations, thoughts on revising materials and interactions to provide more usable data, and recommendations for promoting student agency and trust.
Faculty Liaison, UITS Learning Technologies
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