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VIDEO: Going Mobile with Webcourses@UCF

A presentation and Q&A regarding the faculty and student use of the Canvas Mobile apps, facilitated by Ryan Seilhamer. Ryan, CDL Instructional Designer, heads Instructure’s Canvas Mobile User’s Group (CMUG).

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Webcourses@UCF Mobile Course Check

New Service! The CDL Mobile Initiative team now offers a mobile course check for all courses using Webcourses@UCF. This mobile course check will evaluate ten elements of your course and suggest how to make your course, content, and activities mobile friendly

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Mobile OTTR

Today we are excited to announce a new resource called Mobile OTTR. There are many apps out there that have the ability to support learning. Some resources exist which curate and review these apps; however, it can be time-consuming and overwhelming

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Top Five Mobile App Categories According to UCF Students

The Center for Distributed Learning conducted a survey in the 2014 spring semester about student use of mobile and eTextbook technologies at UCF.  We asked students to name some mobile apps that they frequently use for learning purposes. In this

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Canvas by Instructure 3.5 for iOS

Canvas by Instructure for iOS 3.5 brings a small, but extremely helpful feature: search for your school’s login domain by name. For more information about Canvas Mobile apps, please visit: http://teach.ucf.edu/ucfmobile/  

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Canvas by Instructure for iOS 3.4

The Canvas by Instructure for iOS 3.4 update brings two updates. Updated course navigation which is now identical to the iPad version. YouTube URLs are now converted into a video thumbnail that can be played within the app.   For full release notes,

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Polls for Canvas 1.0 Demo

Below is a quick video demo of Polls for Canvas 1.0.

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Canvas 3.3 for iOS

Canvas for 3.3 has been released and includes: Support for YouTube previews in course content – view example Better support for external links into the Canvas App API Minor bug fixes and improvements To download Canvas 3.3, visit the Apple App

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Average Canvas Session Time Per Device

We have been closely tracking the average session time for users accessing Webcourses (Canvas) since it was introduced at UCF in January 2013. The following chart compares the average session time of desktop, tablet, and mobile users. Please note that

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Supported Tools in the Canvas by Instructure Mobile App

Below is the current list of supported tools in the Canvas by Instructure mobile apps for iOS and Android.  Click the image to open full screen.

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