RCE, Analytics & Quizzes Updates- Oh My!

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Canvas Updates: Rich Content Editor

This is a reminder that on April 30th the Rich Content Editor (RCE) will be discontinued and replaced by the newly redesigned RCE in all Canvas courses. The RCE is used in various areas such as announcements, assignments, discussions, pages, quizzes, or syllabus. For more information on the new Rich Content Editor, visit the Canvas article for RCE.

Course Analytics

Additionally, Course Analytics will be replaced by New Analytics. The newer feature allows instructors to track average course grades for student submissions using an interactive chart graph or table. Instructors will also have the ability to message their students directly from the Analytics area. Students will have access to the New Analytics tool as well.

Here’s how you can enable the new features in a Canvas course or Sandbox shell before April 30th:

  • New Rich Content Editor – Navigate to Course Settings > Feature Options and click the toggle button for the “RCE Enhancements.”
  • New Analytics – Navigate to Course Settings > Feature Options and click the toggle button for the “New Course and User Analytics.”

For information on New Analytics, visit the Canvas article for Analytics.

Classic or New Quizzes Option

Please be aware that a new feature will be added to Canvas on April 18th called Quiz Engine Option. When an instructor selects the Add Quiz button on the Quizzes page, the page displays a window asking which quiz type should be used to create a quiz: Classic Quizzes or New Quizzes. There will now be an option to remember the instructor’s choice and automatically select that quiz type for future quizzes. 

Please note that proctoring services such as Honorlock are only compatible with Classic quizzes. Instructors can reset the selected quiz engine through the Settings menu on the Quizzes page. This option resets the quiz engine so the instructor can select a different quiz engine.

If you have any questions, please contact Canvas Help.

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