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NOTE: Canvas is pushing an update to the content editor tool (found in Canvas assignments, pages, etc)

An updated/new Rich Content Editor (RCE) will be on by default in all Canvas courses at the end of this semester. While the interface has changed, the core functionality remains the same with a few new features (e.g., there's a keyboard shortcut menu). To help you familiarize yourself with this new interface, we are pointing you to a few of the documents Canvas has prepared: General demonstration videoUsing the menu bar, How to add/modify text

And as always, don't hesitate to contact for help.

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Holiday Hours

The Eberly Center Help Desk is closed in observance of the university holiday beginning on Wednesday, December 23 through Monday, January 4. We will be intermittently monitoring and responding to incoming requests for support on Wed, Dec 23 and again on Mon, Jan 4 between 9:00am-5:00pm.
If you experience an urgent information security or two-factor authentication with Duo issue during this time, please follow the prompts on the Help Center line at 412-268-4357 (HELP) for assistance.
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New Features in Canvas!

  • You can now bulk edit assignment dates, a new feature in the assignments area of your course allows you to edit mutliple assignment due dates at one time
  • When you create a new module, you will see a new 'Drop files here to add to module' area
  • Rich content editor enhancements have arrived, you can turn on this new feature in Settings > Feature Options
  • Assignments now have the option to restrict the number of attempts students have on an assignment
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Teaching Remote and Hybrid

Find helpful resources and support for designing and teaching remote and hybrid courses at:

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Syllabus Registry

The syllabi linked in this Registry have been collected to provide a snapshot of current and past course offerings' syllabi. This archive is made available for general informational purposes to the CMU community. Syllabi presented here should not be considered as a representative for future course offerings. 

View the SYLLABUS Registry

Instructors: See also how you can upload your syllabus to the Syllabus Registry...

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